Join us online and in person for our Summer Glass Festival 2022 as we celebrate our Irish and world wide glass families during this International Year of Glass. This festival consists of a series of nationwide events, happenings and seminars, online and in reality with a focus on Conservation, Technology, Alternative Energy Sources & Well Being. Check out our Irish Glass Road for an interactive map for information.
Friday June 17th – ALTERNATIVE ENERGIES AND SUSTAINABILITY
- David Farrelly – Recycling Glass – A Truly Sustainable Activity
- Fiacre O Donnell – Sustainability – Glass Made Good
- Niesenglass Switzerland – Electric Furnaces for Sustainable Glass Blowing Production
- Benedikt Peirotén – Studio Pei Pei: From the Ashes – A Glass for Next Generations
- Ioana Stelea – Sustainability in Glass Art and Glass Education
- Glint Glass Studio – Circular Economy using Recycled Materials
Join Alison Lowry for Casting with Scrap Glass in her SchoolHouse Glass Studio in Saintfield, NI. Limited spaces available! More details and to register for Alison’s workshop on Eventbrite.
Saturday June 18th – WALKING TOURS AND WELL BEING DAY
Join a Walking Tour in real life or a Well Being Class online. Join in online for a talk by Lisbeth Biger in the afternoon.
Register on Eventbrite at the links below:
- Caleb Cairns – Amatsu Looking After Your Body in the Studio – online & free for GSOI members
- Pilates & More with Denise – online & free for GSOI members
- Lisbeth Biger – The Beauty of Discarded Glass
- Walking Tour with Finola Finlay
- Walking Tour with Evan Connon
- Open Studio with Pauline Quigley
Sunday June 19th – OPEN STUDIO DAY
Explore the Glass Road and visit these studios on Sunday June 19th.
Reserve your space on Eventbrite at the links below:
- Pat Muldowney – Stained Glass Studio – Dublin
- Glasshammer Studios – Large Scale Fusing – Rhode Co Offally
- Gwen Grace Studio – Fusing – Dublin
Monday June 20th – CONSERVATION DAY
Starting at 10am IST, join us online for a series of talks focused on the Conservation of Collections. 10€ for GSOI members, 20€ for non-members.
Register and see the full schedule on Eventbrite.
- Paolo Viscardi, National Museum of Ireland – Moving of the Blaschka Collection at the Natural History Museum
- Roger Parramore, Andrea Spencer, Paolo Viscardi & Emma Bourke – Flameworkers Discuss the Making and Transportation of the Blashka Collection
- Stefka Bargazova and Sarah Rothwell – Insights into the Dan Klein Collection
- Dr. Nessa Roche Panel Discussion – Caring for Stained Glass in our Custody
- Celia Garland – Glass Environmentalism
- Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive Project– Bending Glass & Sustaining the Art of Neon
Monday Open Gallery:
Tuesday June 21st – Site Visits and Festival Close Party
Take a guided tour! GSOI members, reserve your spot to take a guided tour of the facilities we heard about during our Friday seminars.
- Glassco Recycling Centre, Naas, Kildare at 11am or 12pm
- Encirc Bottle Manufactuing, Eniskillen at 11am
Join us at The Palace Bar for our Festival Close Party at 6pm!
This is an open invitation to all friends of the Glass Society of Ireland and those with an interest in all things glass to join us for a glass in the Palace Bar, Fleet Street, Dublin, to close out our Summer Glass Festival 2022.
The evening will start with a short talk by glass artist Michael Deane about the creation and installation of the beautiful new rooflight in the back lounge of this Victorian Heritage Pub, described by the poet and novelist, Patrick Kavanagh, as the “most wonderful temple of art”.
Bonus Weekend Workshop – June 25-26th!
Join Andrea Spencer in her North Antrim Coast studio for Flame to Fuse a two day workshop designed for people who want a solution to how to use offcuts and scraps generated from flat glass projects! Limited spaces available! Learn more about Andrea’s workshop on our GSOI Events Calendar.