There will be much written about the annual Somerset Arts Weeks Festival. This year is a special one as it is the Silver Anniversary, 25 years of working with artists and makers in Somerset and bringing them and the public together in hundreds of exhibitions across the county.
At Shakspeare Glass we are joining in the celebrations with our own exhibition Celebrate Langport. But Will Shakspeare has another reason to celebrate. SAW has asked 25 founder members to participate in a special exhibition at the Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton and Will is one of them. All of the artists and makers participated in the first Art Week in 1994 and have been asked to submit a piece of significance to their own unique artistic journey.
But back to the Langport exhibition. We will be officially launching new ranges by Will including his exciting and evocative lighting range. Will we will be joined in a special exhibition by four other creatives.
Local artist Jenny Graham’s new paintings are inspired by the Somerset Levels. Her images lead the viewer into a landscape that is recognizable but not specific.
George Hider makes lifelike forms from recycled steel sourced locally, each piece being unique.
Julia Thompson makes recycled silver and Fairtrade gold jewellery. Her pieces are precious but wearable works of art.
Heidi Warr hand builds and throws collectable earthenware vessels intricately decorated using traditional techniques. Heidi will be demonstrating her specialized techniques on Saturday 21st September and Saturday 5th October from midday.
Exhibition runs from Saturday 21st September to Sunday 6th October. 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm Sundays for exhibition only.
Glass blowing demo Saturday 5th 3pm. Glass blowing can be observed at other times.