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5000 years of Glass Andy McConnell Thursday 21 November 2019

As usual these Days of Special Interest are held at Croscombe Village Hall, Fayreway, Croscombe, Wells, BA5 3RA. The day will comprise three lectures plus an appraisal of participants’ glass. Employing his distinctively light, humorous and spontaneous approach, Andy will guide participants through the history of glass: from the dawn of glass making c3000BC to modern Swedish glass via the middle ages, Renaissance, Georgian and Victorian glass. Participants can handle examples from Andy’s own collection and are positively encouraged to bring along their own glass possessions for discussion and appraisal at the end of the day.


Andy has dealt in antiques since adolescence, but served an apprenticeship in journalism. After working in music, film and television, he returned to writing in 2004 as the author of the acclaimed tome The Decanter, An Illustrated History of Glass From 1650. He followed this in 2006 with Miller's' 20th Century Glass. He writes regularly for journals as diverse as The Times and Glass Circle News and runs Britain's largest antique and vintage glass gallery in Rye, Sussex. He is best known as the distinctly humorous glass specialist on BBC's evergreen Antiques Roadshow and has recently completed his sixth series.


The day will start with coffee at 10:00am and the first lecture will begin at 10.30am. Please bring a picnic lunch. As numbers are expected to be high, we will not be providing soup this time. The day will finish at approximately 4pm.


The cost of the day will be £25 per member and £28 for non-members.


Please complete and send the Application Form, available through this link, together with your cheque, made out to The Arts Society Mendip,and a stamped addressed envelope (“DL” type measuring 22 x 11cm) to:
Gill Stobart, Church Farm, Church Lane, East Harptree, Bristol, BS40 6BD
Tel: 01761 221505
Email: gill.stobart@btinternet.com