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Posted 27.02.15

Glass artist Liam Reeves wows students with glass goblet demo

By Sarah Packer

Renowned glass artist Liam Reeves visited our glass workshop in January to give a talk and demo to our students, showing them how he makes his signature goblets.

Glass students gathered round as Liam worked tirelessly for several hours to create a beautiful goblet that is now on display in the glassblowing studio in our Craft, Design and Fabrication Workshops.

Liam Reeves has been making glass professionally since 1998 and currently holds the position of hot-glass technician at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London.

While at the RCA Liam discovered a passion for investigating pivotal techniques from glassblowing’s two-millennia of rich history.

From the mould blowing of ancient Rome to the complex goblet-making techniques of Renaissance Venice and onto the finesse of factory manufactured glass after the Industrial revolution.

He has demonstrated these techniques widely for public events, universities and museums including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and now for us during his workshop.