Open Studios

Melting Pot: Hot Glass Gathering

An inter­na­tion­al gath­er­ing of hot glass exper­tise and inno­va­tion, with live demos from experts includ­ing Net­flix Blown Away’ win­ner Elliot Walker.

18/03/22 – 19/03/22
Opening Times
Sun–Thu, Closed
Friday, 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday, 09:30 – 15:30
Plymouth College of Art will host Melting Pot: Hot Glass Gathering, on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 March 2022, as part of the UK’s national celebrations for the United Nations-designated International Year of Glass.

Beginners and professionals in glass, as well as members of the public, are invited to experience the drama and beauty of hot glass, blown in real time by some of the world’s leading glass artists.

Organised and curated by Gayle Matthias, artist and Plymouth College of Art’s Subject Leader for BA (Hons) Craft & Material Practices, Melting Pot will bring together live-streamed and in person hot-glass demonstrations and lectures with some of the most exciting artists working in glass today.

Featured artists and studios will include Elliot Walker, this year's UK-based winner of the Netflix series 'Blown Away'; Wave Glass in Murano, Italy; Blowfish Glass founder Bethany Wood, and the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Melting Pot will also feature regional collaborations in England with the Contemporary Glass Society (which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2022), Rhizome (a collective of Plymouth College of Art glass artist alumni), Cornwall Ceramics and Glass Group, and Teign Valley Glass in Devon.