Any Old Tools?16 May 2022
Do you have any old stained glass equipment or tools that could be used to tell the story of the craft in a new display at the Weald & Downland Living Museum?
The museum is home to the BBC’s popular programme The Repair Shop. Housed in West Sussex, it is in an area of open Downland where the unique collection of historic houses and working buildings, once at risk in their original locations all over the Weald, are now gathered, rebuilt and displayed for all to see. Have a look at their website here: www.wealdown.co.uk
The Worshipful Company of Glaziers are working with the museum to set up a display so our historic art is represented.
Andrew Gordon-Lennox has sent the following appeal: ‘What we are trying to achieve is a visual journey of the Glaziers’ art up to the present day. I would like to ask all stained glass artists to search your studios and workshops for anything lying around that you could donate for the exhibition. You may have old tools and bit & bobs that you have been meaning to clear out for years? Maybe some old wall mounted photos of Glaziers at work? Maybe some old competition roundels, or other discarded glass work that you could spare? The space has a large workbench on which we could display repair work in progress. I am open to ANY ideas!’
We share the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s mission to ‘conserve our past for the future’ and this is a fantastic opportunity to share our knowledge and love of the craft to help ensure its survival.
Email Andrew with any offers here. Thank you, in advance, to the glass community who do respond.