As the world prepares to turn its attention to the International Festival of Glass, Heather Loat sees what it has to offer
The Pig, the Pin and the Marble sounds like the title of a children’s story.
In fact it’s the name given to a piece of glass art made by Simon Eccles, a senior technician in glass at the University of Wolverhampton.
It’s an intriguing work and one which its creator says is inspired by his life story. It will be displayed at the British Glass Biennale, a prestigious exhibition taking place every two years and recognising and celebrating the best of British glassmaking.
The Biennale is one of the highlights of the International Festival of Glass 2012 which is held in Stourbridge’s glass quarter during August and celebrates glassmakers and artists from around the world, as well as showcasing a wealth of local talent.
Simon, 40, is delighted to have been selected for the Biennale and says: “The festival is fantastic and has grown and grown and really puts Stourbridge and Wolverhampton on the map as being a centre for glassmaking in the UK.”
- Read the full article in the August 2012 print version of Wolverhampton Magazine.
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