Wed 4th to Sat 7th May


Following several successful events across the UK and last year in The Glass Factory, Boda Glasbruk, Sweden, the 10th in the series of Glass Heap Challenges is travelling to Brighton on the UK’s south coast.


FIELD, Preston Barracks, Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 4GL Wed 4th to Sat 7th May – 10.30am to 4.30pm

– A challenge event with live demonstrations.


‘For the first time in its manufacturing history, the production of glass has reached a tipping point. Globally, there is now enough waste glass in circulation to make it completely unnecessary to mine raw materials. Not only can we avoid adding to the heaps of waste glass designated 'low value' and stockpiled across our planet, we can even reduce the amount of waste we already have.’ Matt Durran, Founder GHC


This year in Brighton, we will be holding a four day pop-up event featuring on-site demonstrations enabling visitors to truly understand glass as a material and its upcycling potential to create designs ranging from tableware to architectural applications.


Our demonstrations will show that you can heat and manipulate glass with just low energy and basic equipment consisting of a mobile glass blowing facility and a flame work bench.


There will be opportunities throughout each day to interact with the demonstrators and organisers, discuss ideas and share information and completed upcycled pieces will be on display throughout the event.



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