Waterford : The Glass City
Date(s) - 28/05/2015-19/09/2015
The Viking Triangle
REFRACT: Waterford the Glass City present an exhibition of contemporary glass design which include works by twenty glass designers from Britain, Czech Republic, Costa Rica,Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, and the USA.Free Entry open Monday to Friday 10am – 4.30 pm.
Waterford City, renowned the world over for its luxurious crystal treasures, is about to embark on a new voyage in glass design. This summer, at Waterford City Hall in Waterford’s Viking Triangle, an exciting exhibition of captivating, contemporary glass objects will be held from May 28th to September 19th. Curated By Róisín de Buitléar, this This exhibition will showcase top international glass design including lighting, tableware, and vessels, showing innovations in design directions and in glass production.
Featuring work by:
François Azambourg, Vic Bamforth, Juli Bolanos, Marck Braun, CIAV, Mendel Heit, John Kiley, Krista Israel, Lucie Koldova, Malfatti Glass, Camilla Moberg, Ingrid Ruegemer, Studio BrichetZiegler,
Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert, Sarah Wiberley, V8 Designers and Heikki Viinikainen..
REFRACT is being supported by ID2015, Waterford City & County Council, The Viking Triangle Trust, Waterford Institute of Technology, Theatre Royal, & The Glass Society of Ireland
Masters Of The Glass….Waterford’s Masters Past and Present. Specially curated by Róisín de Buitléar, in the Year of Design 2015, this exhibition brings together, on temporary loan, glass masterpieces from private collections, many of which have never before been publicly displayed. The exhibition includes one off centerpieces, special commissions, and ditties made by glassmakers as personal gifts.
This is the first exhibition of its kind to be held in Waterford city, and showcases the extraordinary skill of local glassmakers in the specialist field of cut and engraved crystal. Featuring work by: Fred Curtis, Joe Kelly, Danny Murphy, Heinz Plattner, Maurice Scanlon, John Stenson, Pat Brophy, John Coughlan, Eamon Hartley, Miroslav Havel, Tom Hayes and Greg Sullivan.
Waterford The City of Glass presents Future Legacy –
Contemporary contexts for Glass in Tourism, Design & Technologies
September 18th -19th @ W.I.T.
Waterford is at a turning point in its glass history. New advances and technologies that explore the availability of heritage, culture and skills in the town, can offer new possibilities and build liaisons to create a new future for glass in Ireland in design, education, and tourism. This event aims to engage members from various community and social groups both in Ireland and internationally in an effort to explain and experience first hand the advances in the sector, from that of factory worker to designer, creator, educator, engineer and entrepreneur. These include: Local unemployed glass workforce, glass practitioners, artists, product designers, architects, city councilors, tourism sector, glass retail sector, design academics, green technology specialists, engineers, students, glassmakers entrepreneurs and general public.
Keynote Speaker: Susan Joker Johansen of Denmark’s European Glass Context and Project director for the school for design, architecture, and conservation
Designing a future for a living tradition. Concept /Design/ Exhibition
Yann Greinenberger Fr Director Centre International De l’Art des Verriers (CIAV) Meisenthal France
Glass Making – Ancient skills, New thinking
Education and Artists Glass Technologies
Advantages of a community-led open access facility, in a disadvantaged area.
Chuck Lopez USA, Glass technologist, Studio manager, Pratt Fine Art Seattle USA
From Rendering to object – New materials, new directions
Pierre Briendrieff V8 FR Product designers Strasbourg France
Glass canvas – Public Art and Interiors
Mark Angus GB Independent Artist and Educator
For tickets to Symposium :http://bit.ly/1JTEpS7
September 7-19 @ Central Library
An exhibition of design drawings and original works at Waterford’s Central Library from the private collection of Waterford Crystal’s most famous designer Miroslav Havel. Running concurrently will be adult and children’s glass workshops and lectures on the history of glass in the city. Miroslav Havel Drzkov, born Czechoslovakia, came to Ireland in 1947, and was the first employee of the newly established Waterford Crystal. He adapted and built on the original Penrose designs for stemware and other table ornaments, including the design classics: Lismore, Colleen and Kildare patterns, still in production today. This exhibition reveals his extraordinary skill in designing, and shows for the first time, personal glasswork from the family archives.(Decanter drawings by Miroslav Havel 1979 Courtesy of the Havel Family)
Blown glass, lasered
Designed by V8 Designers, Created at CIAV Meisenthal. V8 Designers will be speaking at Future Legacy a Glass symposium, this September in Waterford Institute of Technology