Illuminating Objects

Filigree Drinking Glasses

24 July to 4 November 2013


This summer’s Illuminating Objects is a collaboration with a student from Imperial College London. Victoria Druce is studying for a postgraduate degree in Science Communication and is interested in the science of the objects she is displaying: a Venetian or Venetian style 16th century goblet and an 18th century English wine glass. The glasses on display span this era of European glass making. This project aims to explore the scientific and craft nature of the objects including their chemical compositions and the technique behind the creation of their striking decoration.

 Patterns and Processes

detail of plate with two apples, a pear and potted plant on table surface with an easel behind
Craft and Composition


Suzanne Higgott; Colin Brain; and Kate Edmonson.