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Benefield Spencer Glass Holiday open studio/Christmas sale
11 December 2021Free
Benefield Spencer Glass invite you to their Holiday open studio and Christmas sale on Saturday, December 11 at 10am.
Scott Benefield and Andrea Spencer will conduct ongoing narrated demonstrations of glassblowing on their open studio day, allowing the public to watch this process and ask questions, and offer a range of samples, prototypes and studio seconds for sale at discounted prices. All ages are welcome and no prior registration is necessary.
Glassblowing is a fascinating process involving constant activity as the molten glass is shaped by tools, gravity and centrifugal force and visitors are able to see a simple functional object made from start to finish in about 15 minutes. Glassblowing is part of the industrial heritage of Ireland that has all but disappeared, and the demonstrations offer a way to experience this rarely-seen activity in a safe, relaxed setting.
Social distancing will be observed and all visitors are encouraged to wear a face covering and use the available sanitizing products.