Monday, July 19, 2010

Learning Issues

Today we are starting a blog for the Drysdale Festival of Glass. The Festival will be held at the Potato Shed in Drysdale on the 20th February 2011 from 10 am - 5 pm. The blog is being "driven" by people who have never or hardly ever blogged before, so please excuse any laughable entries as we try to work our way through the mindfield. Oh to be young and reckless with a computer.

Getting back to the Festival: our intention to to invite glass artists of every description to the Festival. Bead makers, people who make mosaics, jewellry, casting, moulding, etc. In the industrial and domestic side of things, we want builders and architects to show their glass designs, we want solar panels to be on show, double glazed windows, automotive glass etc. Historically we would like to see some artifacts from the Clifton Springs bottling plant from the late 1800's, and the list goes on to include medical, optical, recycled and beverage glass.

There is an enormous amount of work to be done to bring all this together, and we trust that the community and the glass movement in general get behind this event, to encourage it to become an annual event, showcasing glass through art, craft & industry

1 comment:

  1. Great to see the blog about the FoG beginning. I was at a meeting today where I learnt about the local camera club that is based at Springdale Neighbourhood House in Drysdale - perhaps they could be invited to do an exhibition at the Festival.