Glassblowing Demonstration at London Glassblowing
Booking not necessary, free
Watch glassblower Charlie MacPherson demonstrate his skill at London Glassblowing’s Bermondsey Street studio, turning molten glass into works of art. Charlie combines line and pattern within the fluid sculptural forms he achieves in glass.
Working in glass for over a decade, Charlie MacPherson has drawn acclaim for his skilled juxtaposition of line and patterning. The fluid, curving pieces he creates are reminiscent of cellular, organic forms, emphasised by the cutting processes he employs once a piece is cold. During this in-depth demonstration, Charlie creates a piece from beginning to end, then discusses the ways he will cut and polish the glass to finish the piece.
‘My initial draw to the material was the way the light passes through glass, and the vibrancy of the colors. More and more I am drawn to the movement and fluidity of glass, capturing a given moment during the making processes.’ –Charlie MacPherson
Visit the gallery at London Glassblowing during London Craft Week to view Blowing Hot and Cold, an exhibition featuring work by makers who use blowing and cutting techniques together to create their work. From Friday 4 May – Saturday 26 May.