Studio Life – Gillies Jones Blog

British Glass Federation Auction 9th April

Posted in Exhibitions, Studio Stuff by Kate Jones on April 7, 2011

We have donated a cameo bowl to help raise funds for Broadfield House Glass Museum. The Museum purchased one of our bowls for their Cameo collection last year. This place is a treasure trove of glass and glass making history and is a must see for all interested in the subject.

On Saturday 9th April the Three Centuries of Glass sale will include approximately 30 lots to be auctioned to raise funds for the British Glass Foundation. The British Glass Foundation launched in November 2010 aims to secure the future of the Broadfield House glass collections and archives.

The directors of Fieldings, Will Farmer and Nick Davies are pleased to forfeit their sellers premium to help the newly formed charity raise funds. There has been a great wave of leading UK contemporary glass artists coming forward to support the BGF. Many glass items have been donated by artists from the USA, Dubai, Scotland and the UK, all working towards creating a worthy home for the glass jewels of the Dudley Borough.

Anyone wishing to participate in the auction can view the items before auction day on preview days Thursday 7th April and Friday 8th April and by visiting their website