The Making of the Blaschka Glass Models
Join Miranda Lowe, Principal Curator of Crustaceans, and Elizabeth Welch, a glass artist as they discuss the intricate Blaschka glass marine animal models in the Museum's collection.
With over two decades of collections management and curatorial experience, Miranda cares for a plethora of historically important specimens such as crabs, lobsters and crayfish, in addition to the beautiful Blaschka glass models.
Miranda will be joined by glass artist Elizabeth Welch who will talk about the art of glass lampworking. Elizabeth’s work is greatly inspired by natural forms, carefully using photos from researching trips and wildlife reference books. Each piece of her work is made painstakingly by hand, using borosilicate glass; a hard glass mainly used in scientific and functional applications due to its strength and durability.
Miranda and Elizabeth are experts in their respective fields, and they have come together to share with you their passion for the Blaschka models.