Vic Bamforth


The Isle of Wight Glass Museum has announced the first of a series of events to celebrate the art of glassmaking here on the Island.

On Sunday 21st November, the museum, at Arreton Barns, will be hosting an introduction to, and demonstration of, the art of glassmaking by internationally renowned master craftsmen Ian Bamforth and Vic Bamforth, entitled ‘Inspired by Life’s Experience: Storytelling in Glass’.

Hosted at the studio of Timothy Harris, of Isle of Wight Studio Glass, the demo will be followed by a Q&A session. Guests will then be treated to a private viewing of selected artworks, a guided tour of the museum by the Director and there will also be an opportunity to engage directly with the experts, 1-to-1.

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Anton Doroszenko, Museum Director, says:

“Ian and Vic are brothers, based in Stourbridge in the Midlands, another of the UK’s centres of glassmaking excellence, and of course, Timothy Harris is one of the Island’s own.

“We’re delighted that they’ll be launching our events programme with this unique collaboration.”

Sunflowers A Vic Bamforth Artwork

Sue Beeby, the museum’s Development Manager, adds:

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“Each artist has his own distinctive style.

“Having been privileged to observe them all at work, I know that our guests will be in awe of their creativity and skill. The event is timed to get the festive season underway, and will provide the perfect opportunity to invest in a piece of glass art as a gift for a loved one, or even to treat oneself!”

Coffee and pastries will be served from 10:30, and the event itself will start at 11:00.

Tickets are £15.00 and are on sale in the museum office, or online at

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19 days ago

Sadly, thanks to real quality attractions such as Flamingo Park, Wax Museum etc, if all the visitors have left is a ‘glass museum’ I truly fear for future tourist trade, once, if ever, the CV captive visitors are free to choice the globe for their hols instead of the UK.


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