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25.08.17—28.08.17

Fab Lab Plymouth at the International Festival of Glass

This year marks the 7th International Festival of Glass, since its inception in 2004, the festival’s aim has been to celebrate and showcase the skill and innovation of the glass industry and makers, both historic and contemporary, local and international.

The British Glass Biennale is the UK's leading exhibition of excellence in contemporary glass by British artists, designers and craftspeople and is the flagship show within the International Festival of Glass.

With an expert jury and an open call to artists, the British Glass Biennale is one of the most significant statements of national glass talent. The emphasis is on new work demonstrating the highest level of excellence in design, creative imagination and technical skill, attracting collectors, galleries and museums from around the world.

Following in the footsteps of past alumni, recent graduate Mim Brigham has been selected to showcase her work at the prestigious festival and Fab Lab Plymouth will be there with graduates Ben Lintell and Ian Palfrey hosting workshops and talks for visitors.
 

Friday 25 August

10.00am / WORKSHOP
1 Hour Introduction to CAD CAM with Ian Hankey

11.30am / TALK
Amy Whittingham: 3D printing for lost wax glass casting

(Twitter: @AmyWGlass / Instagram: @amy_whittingham_glass)

14:00pm / TALK
Gayle Mattias: Collaborative Research into 3D Printed Moulds for Glass Casting

*Workshops are drop-in taster sessions that work on a first come first served basis so you may want to book ahead. (You can book with us at the show. There will be a maximum of 10 places on the sessions.)


Saturday 26 August

Introduction to digital technologies - one day course
Join Fab Lab Plymouth and Plymouth College of Art for a fun and informative day that will expand your craft practice in new and exciting ways. This one-day course will introduce the amazing possibilities of digital technology to craft practitioners.

Aimed at traditional makers, such as glassblowers, the course will introduce CAD through Rhino 5, demonstrations of 3D scanning, 3D printing, and CNC milling to make plaster or graphite moulds. You will create 2D drawings and learn how to format your files to suit a wide variety of processes, such as laser cutters, waterjet cutters and CNC routers.

Course tutor: Ian Hankey MA (RCA).

Before taking on the role as Manager of Fab Lab Plymouth at Plymouth College of Art, Ian spent 25 years as a professional glassmaker. Through his diverse experience, he has developed ways of making new technologies easy to understand and accessible to traditional craftspeople.

Please bring a memory stick formatted to PC. All equipment, materials and laptops will be provided.

Limited to 10 places. Buy your ticket here.

Where: Ruskin Glass Centre Amblecote Stourbridge DY8 4HF
(A Festival Pass will be required to access the Ruskin Glass Centre during the Festival.)


Sunday 27 August

10.00am / WORKSHOP
1 Hour Introduction to CAD CAM with Ian Hankey

11.30am / TALK
Ian Hankey: The old and the new. Traditional craft in a digital age

14.00pm / TALK
Ian Palfrey: The Roman cage cup in the Modern Age

15.30pm / WORKSHOP
1 Hour Introduction to CAD CAM with Ian Hankey

*Workshops are drop-in taster sessions that work on a first come first served basis so you may want to book ahead. (You can book with us at the show. There will be a maximum of 10 places on the sessions.)

  • Stourbridge Glass Quarter
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