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Design Symposium Waterford Glass City 2015

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Design Symposium Waterford Glass City 2015
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Location: O'Connell Bianconi Building & Waterford City Hall

The Design Symposium for Waterford glass city will take place from May - September 2015 . It will be supported by WIT, Irish Design2015, Waterford Viking Triangle, Waterford City Council, Glass Society of Ireland, as part of the Year of Design 2015.

The  line up of speakers is almost complete and will be announced shortly.


May 28th – 19th September

Exhibition

Refract - Glass Object and Architecture

Location: Exhibition City Hall Waterford

International Exhibition

Products in glass from small to large scale, showcasing contemporary design and new technologies.

Curated by Róisín de Buitléar

This exhibition showcases a selection of designers from Europe, and the United States working with glass design with innovative ideas, in contemporary interpretations of traditional glass making techniques. Lighting, architectural glass, and tableware, from the Czech Republic, France, Britain, Germany and the USA will be presented in Waterford’s glorious city hall.   Supported by Viking Triangle Trust, Waterford City Council and IrishDesign2015

Date May 29th 2015 – September 19th

10am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday


May 28th – 19th September

Exhibition

Masters of  ‘The Glass’ master pieces from Waterford’s glassmakers past and present

This exhibition celebrates the unique heritage of glassmaking in Waterford, city and county. Curated from private and family collections, this exhibition includes Cut crystal centre pieces, Friggers, and apprenticeship pieces.

Curated by Róisín de Buitléar


Treasures Museum Waterford

This exhibition celebrates the unique heritage of glassmaking in Waterford, city and county. Curated from private and family collections, this exhibition includes Cut crystal centre pieces, Friggers, and apprenticeship pieces.

Curated by Róisín de Buitléar


May 2015

Design Workshops

Hot and Cold Glass prototyping

Design development

WIT

A skilled unemployed workforce exists in Waterford. Opening new possibilities to up-skilling and sharing competencies and knowledge is pivotal to the economic development of this craft as a potential catalyst for development in Waterford. The missing link is design and collaboration with skilled glassmakers to evolve new answers for glass in Ireland. This is first step in developing a strategy for future collaborations and building awareness of potential outcomes.


May 2015

Waterford Institute of technology, Viking Triangle Trust, Waterford City Council and IrishDesign2015


May 22nd

Lecture

‘The first designer at Waterford Crystal’ Prof Brian Havel

St Patrick’s Centre Waterford

Presented by the Waterford Archeological and Historical society


September 7th – 19th

Exhibition: Design Heroes

Miroslav Havel (1922 –2008)

Chief Glass Designer Waterford Crystal

Waterford Central Library

This exhibition will show original design drawings and archival engraved and cut glass pieces from the Havel Family archive

Curated by Róisín de Buitléar

Waterford Central Library

Lady Lane

10:00am- 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Supported by Havel Family, Waterford Central Libraries and IrishDesign2015

Workshop  Children’s and Adult hands on workshops -  glassmaking for beginners Central Library 

The History of Glass in Waterford Lecture Series

Tracing the history of glass in Waterford from the start to contemporary work, including the establishment of the Penrose factory and its history. September October  Weekly

Central Central Library 

Supported by Waterford Central Library  IrishDesign2015


Workshops September Waterford city

Cold glass and hot glass prototyping ( 14th 17th September inclusive)

Tregg Silkwood – Hot Glass

Greg Sullivan Cold Glass


September 18/19th

Symposium

Future Legacy – Contemporary contexts for Glass in Tourism, Design and Technologies

Waterford Institute of Technology

Waterford is at a turning point in its glass history. Its legacy of crystal production, has helped and hindered the growth of new directions for innovations in design, education, and production of glass. New advances and technologies that explore the availability of heritage, culture and skills in the town, can offer new possibilities and build liaisons to create a new future for glass in Ireland in design, education, and tourism.

This event aims to engage members from various community and social groups both in Ireland and internationally in an effort to explain and experience first hand the advances in the sector, from that of factory worker to designer, creator, educator, engineer and entrepreneur.

These include: Local unemployed glass workforce, glass practitioners, artists, product designers, architects, city councilors, tourism sector, glass retail sector, design academics, green technology specialists, engineers, students, glassmakers entrepreneurs, and general public.


Keynote Speaker: Susan Joker Johansen of Denmark’s European Glass Context and Project director for the school for design, architecture, and conservation

Designing a future for a living tradition. Concept /Design/ Exhibition 

Yann Greinenberger Fr Director Centre International De l’Art des Verriers (CIAV) Meisenthal France

Glass Making - Ancient skills, New thinking

Treg Silkwood USA Artist, Member of the Corning Museum Roadshow, Historical Glassblowing expert, and instructor at Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI) California USA

Education and Glass Technologies

Advantages of a community-led open access facility, in a disadvantaged area.

Chuck Lopez USA, Glass technologist, Studio manager, Pratt Fine Art Seattle USA

From Rendering to object – New materials, new directions

Pierre Briendrieff V8 FR

Product designers Strasbourg France

www.v8designers.com

Glass canvas - Public Art and Interiors

Mark Angus GB Independent Artist and Educator

Supported by Waterford Institute of technology, Viking Triangle Trust, Waterford City Council and IrishDesign2015