As in previous years, the North Lands Creative Glass annual conference proved a well organised, highly stimulating affair with a range of professional international speakers and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. These included the Czech glass artist Anna Matoušková, US glass blowers Ben Moore and Dante Marioni, the English figurative glass artist David Reekie, the typographer Dr Gerard Unger — as well as Keynote Speaker Dr Rüdiger Joppien, Head of the Department of Art Nouveau and 20th Century European decorative arts at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg. Den ganzen Beitrag lesen »
Deadline for the oldest school of glassmaking in the world April 1st, 2010. See: petition letter pdf.txt
I want to inform you, that our provider wants definitely to close up our school in April the 1st 2010. it was said today on the press conference in Liberec, where I was not invited to. They have the plan to connect our school with the school in Novy Bor. But it means actually physical liquidation of our school.
Their plan is to bring students from our school to N. Bor. The deadline is 1st of April. But this is a proposal only, which must be agreed with the Liberec
County assembly in January. Till then we must do everything to inform these stupid politicians about world wide importance of our school! They have no clue, how important it is. You have free hands to do anything! The guy, who is in charge of it, the deputy Mr. Cikl, is a former ski jumper and a director of the
glass school in N. Bor is Czech language teacher! And these people are making fatal decission about the oldest glass school in the world!
Frantisek Janak M.A.
(the last one?) principal
The Secondary School of Glassmaking, Havlickova 57, 47114 Kamenicky Senov, The Czech Republic
Phone: +420 487 764 964, FAX: +420 487 764 964, Mobil: +420 739 633 700, email: janak(at)supss.clnet.cz
(by Dominic Fondé)
Copyright: National Glass Centre (UK)
At first mention, the idea of holding a major European glass exhibition and conference on an island in the middle of the Baltic Sea might seem less than realistic. But when certain historical and geographical facts about the Danish island of Bornholm become clear, the notion becomes less far-fetched.
Historically, Bornholm has held a strategic position in the Baltic – a crossing place between the southern Baltic States and the Scandinavian countries to the north and west. With plentiful supplies of sand and easy access to fuel and trading centres, the island has been an important centre for the glass industry and ceramics. Today, it is a major centre for the arts and crafts and boasts an outstanding kunstmuseum as well as a popular glass and ceramics school with a growing international reputation. Well-established names such as Baltic Sea Glass in Gudhjem and Pernille Bülow in Svaneke augment Bornholm’s reputation for studio glass. Den ganzen Beitrag lesen »
Under the title, ‘ASPECTS of 20th Century Glass’ the BSMGP announced this conference already months in advance as a ‘special event’ to its members and on its homepage. The two days of continuous events in the summer of 2008 were excellently organised by Adelle Corrin, in collaboration with the ‘Worshipful Company of Glaziers’. Full of information and worthwhile ‘talks’ in an exceedingly pleasant atmosphere and humorously enriched with ‘performances’ by one or other of the artists. The conference, organised mainly for members of BSMGP and the Glaziers Company, took place in the venerable Glaziers Hall adjacent to London Bridge. It began with a greeting and introduction by Caroline Benyon, board member of the BSMGP. Den ganzen Beitrag lesen »