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Glassmaking Demonstrations 2nd May - Paperweight Convention 14-15th May - April's Competition Winner


Greetings! We bring you updates for the month of May. We are giving glassmaking demonstrations on the Monday 2nd May Bank Holiday, from 11am-1pm and 2-4pm. We will be doing these regularly, if you would like to keep updated, subscribe to us by scrolling to the end of the page. If you are on social media, visit and follow us on www.facebook.com/holmesglass11 or www.instagram.com/holmesglass


Peter Visiting the Northern Paperweight Society Convention


Peter is happy to have accepted an invitation to the Northern Paperweight Society Convention on 14-15th May. He and Andrew have each been making new traditional paperweights for the event. The Northern Paperweight Society dedicated the month of February to their members sharing paperweights they own from Peter's work in the days of Selkirk Glass. He enjoyed seeing photo's of paperweights he had not seen for a long time.


The preparation for the Convention has been an inspiring time. In the photo's above you can see from left to right, a traditional paperweight hot on the iron about to have a glass layer applied, canes which Andrew and Peter have been pulling and will be cut into millefiori, and a beautiful purple flower faceted paperweight. This piece is currently available on the website here; www.holmesglass.com/traditionalpaperweights


To find out more about the Northern Paperweight Society, you can visit their website at http://www.northernpaperweightsociety.co.uk/


Glassmaking Experience Competition Winner!

We held a competition in April to win a glassmaking experience here at Holmes Glass. Thankyou very much for all the entries! Our winner Natalie, had an amazing time, here's what she shared about the experience "I laughed and smiled, Peter is an amazing instructor with clear instructions and he is always happy to answer any questions. I feel so privileged to have had this experience, thankyou very much"


To book a glassmaking experience visit the page www.holmesglass.com/glassmaking-experiences


More for May

We will be adding new glassblown pieces to the website this month, be sure to subscribe or follow us on social media to see the freshest new pieces available.

Our gallery workshop is open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and Saturday 10am-1pm.

For custom orders, get in touch by email, phone or pop in and we will be happy to help.


Have a lovely May!

All the best

Holmes Glass


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