Fused glassware and bespoke windows - Andrew Boddington

For a while now we've longed for a glass artist in our guild. So we were extremely pleased when Reading based Andrew Boddington agreed to join us as a guest. (No pressure there, Andrew). We know and value Andrew and his work from co-operations, exhibitions and Reading's Studio Trail. Walking through Reading one encounters particularly beautiful glass panels made by him - always a delightful surprise.

"I'm looking forward to my first exhibition with the Guild of Craftsmen this weekend." says Andrew "I've worked on projects with fellow exhibitor Mark Ripley, producing sacramental furniture with glass inserts for a local church, and this is a marvellous opportunity to meet new artists and see their work."

His preparations for the upcoming exhibition are well under way.

"I'm currently working on new pieces of fused glass work for the exhibition, with the usual trepidation when opening the glass kiln to see if the firing has been successful. There are always many variables to control when designing a new piece, and I've had problems with incompatible glass cracking on cooling – all part of the fun of glass forming!"

As well as more modern fused glassware, Andrew will also be showing traditional leaded and copper-foiled panels, and can discuss the design and construction of bespoke windows and panels to fit specific locations.

"I hope to meet you this weekend at Alresford." - Andrew Boddingtonglass.com

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13 & 14 April 2013 - Alresford Craft Show

Alresford Craft Show fast approaches.

Saturday 13st April and Sunday 14th April 10am-5pm on both days.

Alresford District and Community Centre on West Street

Get out, feel inspired and maybe buy some presents for special events coming up this summer. Catch up with your favourite crafts people and see what we've been up to over the winter. Maybe combine it with a trip on the Watercress Line.

Confirmed to be there are Mark Ripley, Tibor Eperjessy, Ursula Waechter, Anne Hayward, Gloria Pitt, Nick Barberton, Ruta Brown and our new members Lyn Stalleybrass and Diccon Dadey. As well as a guest we're very pleased to welcome - Glas artist Andrew Boddington

Looking forward to seeing you!


A Preview of Guild events in 2013

We would like to let you know about the events we have planned so far for this year. More details will follow closer to the dates. Of course individual members will be present at a great number of events, which can be seen on their individual pages or in this blog. 

As a group we have around three or four shows a year. Some are one-offs and others regular occuring ones, like Odiham in late autumn.

Starting our year is the Alresford Craft Show on the weekend of 13-14 April. We are tempted to make this another regular one, so do tell others and invite some friend. 

Later in the Summer we'll be for the first time at the Willis Museum in Basingstoke. The Exhibition will be from 6 July to 3 August.

Odiham will be in late autumn, early winter but we don't yet have a date for it.

Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May - Jardinique

Studio Art at Jardinique this coming Friday and Saturday, 18th & 19th May 10am-5pm

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This treasure trove for garden and architectural antiques is hosting it's annual art fair supporting 'Home-Start'.

Caroline Egleston, Ruta Brown, Tibor Eperjessy, Liz Gale, Anne Hayward, Richard Hayward and Liz Vonberg are all taking part.

Guild Christmas Fair in Odiham

Friday 12th until Sunday 14th November 2010

Our yearly showcase in the fabulous Cross Barn in Odiham. The perfect oppportunity to catch up with makers and buy some presents or indeed just a special treat for your own home.

On Friday evening we’ll welcome you with a glass of wine. Saturday and Sunday our talented caterer Vicky offers delightful lunches and cakes.

The Cross Barn is a spectacular 16th Century building in the centre of Odiham. Palace Gate Farm, RG29 1JX, is just off the High Street and there are signs for it. There will be parking available behind the barn and Odiham has further public car parking available near by. You can see a map here.

Opening times are Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4.30pm

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Mary Noble is exhibiting with two other calligraphers

27 Oct-14th Nov 2010 (closed Mons/Tues)

The venue is a small gallery at "Wordsouth" an independent bookshop in Havant. "Wordsouth" is under new management and their gallery space is showcasing works with a literary focus.

Wordsouth, 11 the Pallant, Havant, PO9 1BE