The Art of Glassblowing at Messums Wiltshire

This was a welcome return to Messums, Wiltshire, the stunning setting of the largest Tythe barn in Europe, and the rural wing of one of the country’s leading British art galleries. Johnny Messum kindly invited us back to host some of the finest glassblowers demonstrating their skills, as a finale to their 2019 Glass Festival. What an absolute delight to have such a setting to showcase the fine art of glassblowing. The line-up was set, tickets were sold, and thanks to the seamless organisation from Messums and Minimelt Glass, everything was in order, kit ready.

This year the two main exhibitors at Messums Glass Show “Material Light : Glass” were the legendary Dante Marioni from Seattle, and our own home grown Elliot Walker. Their shows opened in December and brought the subject of glass art to Wiltshire, exquisitely presented in the two Messums barns. Joining them were Scott Benefield from USA/Northern Ireland, Katie Huskie from Devereux Huskie Glassworks, and Dave Barry from Bristol Blue Glass.

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We are an educational centre based in South West England where students of all abilities can learn and develop the ancient craft of glassmaking. At The Glass Hub we provide extensive glass-working facilities alongside the support of an excellent, highly qualified and experienced team of tutors to foster individual creative growth and expertise.

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