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There’s a chance to see glassblowing artist Stewart Hearn in action at a special event at his London Glassworks, Chatteris, studio today (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday).

In addition to witnessing amazing glassblowing demonstrations, visitors can enjoy mulled wine or cold cordial to wash down a mince pie, plus see pop-up galleries and exhibitions and pick up bargains at a seconds sale.

The open weekend is also being used to showcase a new Hearn family venture – www.angelfeathers-uk.com

angelfeathers-uk came about following the passing of Stewart’s father.

White Angela. (23543554)
White Angela. (23543554)

Stewart had made a series of glass feathers for an art installation to be shown alongside the River Thames and decided to give his mum one that Christmas.

When his dad died unexpectedly at the age of 56, leaving the whole family devastated, his mum especially so, Stewart gave his mum a white glass feather. She proudly showed it off and suddenly Stewart was being asked to make more to commemorate births, weddings, etc, and lost loved ones.

Thus angelfeathers-uk was born… beautifully hand sculpted glass feathers in a choice of four colours – white, pink, blue or grey – with the option of having the feather engraved.

It is a new family-orientated venture – Stewart and Kathryn’s daughter, Lily Hearn, and her partner John Mckeon have joined the team.

Lily manages and promotes angelfeathers-uk and John is training as a glass maker.

Stewart, Alexander Pearce and John are key craftsmen in the production of these unique handblown glass feathers.

The open weekend at London Glassworks at 112A High Street (the barn via the side gate of number 112, PE16 6NN) runs from 10am-5pm on Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday.

There’ll be free glassblowing demonstrations, a gallery and pop-up gallery – all work for sale – featuring items by Stewart (glass), Alexander (glass), Kathryn (porcelain) and angelfeathers-uk

For more details of the open weekend, call 01354 278084 or email info@londonglassworks.com

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