Tour of Glass Games ceremonial Baton

Friday, 1 June, 2012 - 10:45 to Sunday, 30 September, 2012 - 10:45

Tour of Glass Games ceremonial Baton

1 June to 30 September – see individual venue for details

Just as the relay of the Olympic torch will link the whole of the UK to the London Games, a stunning glass baton will link events for Glass Games 2012. As well as glass events all over the UK, seven major venues will host a stunning glass baton, created especially for the Games by artist Bruce Marks.

Bruce Marks has won a silver award in the Craft&Design Selected National Awards, and one of his works, Horned Vessel, is in the public collection at the Turner Museum of Glass. He has also created an installation of glass raindrops for the London Wildlife Trust.

This summer, there are more than 70 chances to discover the magic of glass, in a nationwide Olympic-inspired programme of events that celebrate the skills of glass artists – Glass Games 2012. There will be exhibitions, tours, workshops, have-a-go sessions and more in a packed programme of glass-related events, brought together by The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS).

Venues:

The CGS’ Glass Games Exhibition at The Gallery In Redchurch Street, London, 13-23 June 2012

Burning Fat and Mirror To Discovery Exhibitions at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland, 27 June – 4 July 2012

Games – a glass panel exhibition at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 7 - 17 July 2012

Grass Games Event at Parndon Mill, Harlow, Essex, 20 23 July

Snakes & Ladders Exhibition Belfry Arts Centre, Overstrand, Norfolk, 26 July – 15 August

Medallions Exhibition at The Ruskin Glass Centre, Amblecote, 22 August – 15 September (Baton at venue to the 27 August)

Glass Games at the Give and Take Conference plus Cultural Exchange Exhibition North Lands Creative Glass. Lybster, 30 August – 24 September 2012

Opening times: see individual venues Any charges: Free admission Contact: www.cgs.org.uk, admin@cgs.org.uk, 01379 741120