Meeting – 4th June 20189

May 16th, 2019 by JCope

Our next meeting at St Saviour’s Church Hall is on Tuesday 4th June 2019 at 8.00pm when we will have a presentation by Dr Kate Round entitled “Cameo Glass”. Kate last spoke to us in 2017 about ‘Stourbridge Glassmakers – on the Move’. She is an excellent speaker and is extremely knowledgeable about the glass industry. She has always lived in the Black Country and has a strong industrial family heritage.   

  Cameo Glass. What is it?  How is it made?  And how did cameo glass bring fame and fortune to the streets of The Crystal Mile?  This talk will take you to the Cameo gallery in the (now closed) Broadfield House Glass Museum and, starting with the 17th century rediscovery of a lost Roman art form, will show you the challenges faced and the rivalry engendered by the glass dynasties of Stourbridge in their attempts to reproduce Cameo glass.  Through the lives of our local glass makers and their superb artistic talents, for which Stourbridge glass is world renowned, we will follow the story of Stourbridge Cameo from the 1876 reproduction of the Portland Vase, to the present day studio artists continuing development of the craft.   Visitors are most welcome at all our events. See hhfs.org.uk for details and contacts.

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