|Snow dome collection: Brendan McNight|
As a compromise, we'd like to present a display of 'snow domes' - glass hemispheres full of water that create a 'snowstorm' over a miniature landscape when they're tipped upside down. Preliminary hunting on the internet hasn't turned up any promising sites, so if anyone knows anyone who collects snow domes and would be willing to lend their collection to the Festival, do please get in touch. If the past two Festivals are anything to go by, an audience of 6,000-plus will admire their collection!
We'd also like to present a display of glass paperweights. Despite promises each year that we're about to enter the paperless office, brisk winds continue to rustle and shuffle our memos, letters, etc., sending us reaching for anything to hold them down. Glass paperweights are superb examples of the artistry and craft of glass, so once again - if anyone knows anyone who collects paper weights and would be willing to lend them to the Festival, do please get in touch.