Talk to reflect on the history of Scottish glass

11 March 2010

Scottish glass and its long history as a decorative material will be highlighted at a talk held at 12.30pm on Wednesday, 17 March at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill.

The gallery's curator Kate Gillespie will discuss examples of glass from the City's Collection. Glass has a jewel-like quality, whether coloured or decorated, which has fascinated collectors and connoisseurs for centuries.

2010 celebrates 400 years of glass making in Scotland, and the talk coincides with Scottish Glass: A Celebration, an exhibition currently on show at the gallery until Sunday, 31 October 2010.

A delicate wine glass made to commemorate the Jacobite rebellion, creations from Perth's Vasart and Monart factories and innovative art pieces from contemporary makers working in Scotland such as Deborah Fladgate are included in the exhibition.

Admission to the 30 minute talk is free. Advance booking is not required.