Festival of Glass

Next Sunday the 17th February is the annual Festival of Glass at Drysdale on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria.  I have been welcomed by the festival committee and will have a stall among 60+ other glass artists and retailers selling my jewellery.

I thank my little sister Sophie from Wildstones Creative Glass who recommended the event to me and who will also be there on the day.

The annual Festival of Glass celebrates the beauty and versatility of glass. It is unique in Australia and one of only a handful of similar events worldwide. The Festival of Glass vision is to become the primary showcase for glass-related art, craft and industry in Australia.

The event is held at the Bellarine Secondary College Sport Centre, Peninsula Drive off Anderson Road Drysdale Victoria (Melways Map 470 F3). Admission is Free.

As I write this over 100 new glass beads have almost completed the kiln annealing process, before I set to cleaning and assembling on my handcrafted findings.

It’s going to be a colourful day, do drop by and say hello.

Festival of Glass logo

Kiln annealing my glass beads © Katrina Newman.
Kiln annealing my glass beads © Katrina Newman.

3 thoughts on “Festival of Glass

  1. Fab beads, Katrina! I’m sure that they’ll go like hot cakes (or, rather, like annealed beads!).
    The Festival has almost 70 stalls confirmed to date, with exhibitors coming from as far away as Queensland and Denmark, so there will be plenty to look at and plenty of diversity. See you at the Festival of Glass! Patrick Hughes (for the Festival of Glass committee)

    1. Annealing is a process where you heat the finished beads in a kiln until it is hot enough to remove all stress within the bead and then cooling it down slowly enough so as not to allow too much stress to build back up. This greatly reduces the risk of breakage of glass beads.

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