May 9 from 15:30 to 16:30 is the perfect time to learn more about the fascinating glasswork world. Visitors in London Craft Week will be able to join Miranda Lowe, the main curator of “Crustaceans”, and Elizabeth Welch, a glass artist, while they discuss the elaborate Blaschka glass marine animal models in the museum’s collection.
With over two decades of collections’ management and curatorial experience, Miranda takes cares of several of historically significant pieces such as crabs, lobsters and crayfish, in addition to the beautiful Blaschka glass models.
Miranda and the master artisan dedicated to glass, Elizabeth Welch, will be together to talk about the exquisite art of lampworking. Elizabeth’s work is greatly inspired by natural forms, carefully using photos from researching trips and wildlife reference books.
Each piece of her work is made meticulously by hand, using borosilicate glass, a hard glass mainly used in scientific and functional applications due to its strength and durability. Miranda and Elizabeth are experts in their respective fields, and both want to share with all the art lovers their passion for the Blaschka extraordinary masterpieces.
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