DEMO: Glassblowing a Venetian Goblet with David Barry
Saturday 26 January 2019
We welcome back David Barry, a glasswork specialist in sculptures, ranging from dolphins, fish, elephants or swords as well as classical objects. This weekend David will be demonstrating the making of a traditional Venetian goblet using the furnace set up here in the Barn gallery.
David has been the Hot Floor Manager at Bristol Blue Glass for 8 years starting at the age of 19. Bristol Blue Glass was founded back in 1988 by James Adlington, with the help of glass maker Peter St Clair. The aim was to re-establish a tradition that had been lost for over 60 years, the art of glass-making. Now fully fledged in his own right he carries the respect of his peers as well as the public for his craftsmanship and skill.