Portland Vase Talk as part of Black Country’s ‘Big Book Fortnight 2013’

from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm

Wed 15th May    ~    7pm-9pm

Join Ian Dury (Project coordinator) and Terri L. Colledge (Engraver) for an evening all about the creation of the Stourbridge Portland Vase replica and the associated book that was written by author Graham Fisher MBE.

The ‘Stourbridge Twenty Twelve Portland Vase’ project, saw a replica created of one of the most important pieces of glass in history; The Portland Vase.  It is one of the most poignant displays of modern day skill and talent to come out of Stourbridge’s  internationally renowned Glass Quarter in many years.  What makes the project even more significant as it is in celebration of 400 years of glassmaking in Stourbridge.

The original Portland Vase dates back to AD 5 – 25 and according to the British Museum in London it is the most famous cameo-glass vessel from antiquity.

There will also be an opportunity to have a tour of the Black Country’s newest Heritage Attraction; the Webb Corbett Visitor Centre with Glass Heritage Officer Ian Dury.

Books will also be on sale depicting the whole of the project from start to finish priced at £10.00

Tickets £3 (Available from Stourbridge Glass Engravers within Ruskin Glass Centre and Stourbridge & Lye Libraries)

Itinerary

7.00 – Arrive in Ruskin Cafe  for refreshments

7.30 – Tour of the Webb Corbett Visitor Centre

8.00 – 2012 Portland Vase Talk given by Terri Colledge

9.00 – Back to the cafe area  to see Terri’s workshop

Terri (Artist that engraved vase), Sally (Dudley Libraries Service) and AmphoraTerri (Artist that engraved vase), Sally (Dudley Libraries Service) and Amphora

For more information please contact: Sally Ellesmore on 01384  812835 or email: sally.ellsmore@dudley.gov.uk

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