We have sent 5 Graal Goblets for tonight’s event.
The Shooting Star CHASE exhibition, which encompasses contemporary painting, sculpture and glass, has been going for ten years and raises, in one evening, up to UKP100,000 for Shooting Star CHASE. The exhibition takes place in the ground floor gallery of the Royal College of Art in London (Kensington Gore, next to the Albert Hall). It is on the evening of Thursday 10th November (starting at 7pm). Tickets are £65 which includes champagne and canapés.
This is a great opportunity to buy art from leading contemporary British artists, both representational and abstract. Prices range from £100 to £5,000+. The artists receive the normal price for their work and Shooting Star CHASE receives the “gallery” commission.
As usual glass section will be there and as always we have wonderful UK Glass artists:
Julie Coakley, Katharine Coleman*, Matt Durran, Sally Fawkes*, Sara Fell , Gillies Jones, Richard Jackson*, Monette Larsen , Charlie Macpherson , James Maskrey, Amanda Notarianni , Ronald Pennell , Mark Raynes Roberts, David Reekie, Colin Reid , Victoria Scholes, Louis Thompson and Sarah Wiberley.
* Katharine, Rik and Sal will be there on the night to help as they have so generously been for the last 10 years.
Last year we had a bumper year selling half of the glass (almost unheard of in any gallery). As this is likely to be our last year of selling glass, do come and support us and see if we can outdo last year’s record performance. I hope that you will come and support Shooting Star CHASE. We would be delighted to see you there.
You will find an invitation and application/donation form attached. Pls note that you can also pay for your tickets on line at www.shootingstarchase.org.uk/artexhibition. Otherwise the Application form should be sent as directed on it, but if you want further information,feel free to contact me. Please also pass the information on to anyone else that you think might be interested.
‘Graal’ is the Swedish for grail and derives from the mediaeval Latin for ‘gradalis’ meaning bowl or chalice.
Developed in 1916, by the master glassmakers at Orrefors, it is still one of the most technically
challenging of all hot glass techniques.
An overlay is made, cooled, decorated with engraving and sand carving, reheated, picked up on the blowing iron and made into a goblet. We will be making these generously sized white & clear
goblets with new complex patterns.
Below images of the second stage of the process the pick up through to making.
Overlay and embryo making to come soon.
Embryos in the kiln ready for pick up
On the Blowing Iron
Heating in to smooth the textured sand engraving
Marvering the embryo
Air blown into embryo
Stem Foot & Punty added
Into the Lehr to cool overnight.