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5000 Years of Glass Andy McConnell Friday 17 April 2020

This Study Day has been postponed due to the Coronavirus epidemic

Employing his distinctively light, humorous and spontaneous approach, Andy will guide us though the history of glass - how it was first made in the Middle East, glassblowing, the spread of glass to Venice, the growth of fine glassmaking in Britain and the rise of fancy glass.

We will be able to handle examples from Andy’s 3,000-piece collection and are positively encouraged to bring along our own glass possessions for discussion and appraisal at the end of the day.

Venue: Wokingham Theatre

The format of the day will be as follows:-

09.30    - Arrival and coffee

10.00    - Introduction – The Dawn of Glass to Glass Blowing

11.30    - Coffee

12.00    - Georgian, Victorian & 20th Century Glass, Europe & Britain

13.15    - Sandwich Lunch

14.15    - Appraisal of members’ glassware

15.00    - Close

Andy McConnell is one of Britain’s leading authorities on glassware of all types & his books have covered the subject from ancient to modern. He was the first glass specialist recruited to BBC TV’s Antiques Roadshow for which he has now recorded 14 series.  He also lectures widely, writes for journals and has Britain’s largest antique and vintage glass shop, Glass Etc in his hometown of Rye. Having re-worked his opus on glass The Decanter, Ancient to Modern was published in 2018.

Cost: £33 to include tea/coffee and a sandwich lunch

Booking opens at 7pm before the lecture on Monday 24th February 2020

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