For many glass blowers the Holy Grail is the handwritten book ‘Advanced Glassworking Techniques’ by Edward T. Schmid (US). This step-by-step manual has already initiated many glassblowers in their quest within the wonderful world of liquid glass.
Our artist-in-residence Sam Aldridge (US) followed Ed Schmid’s instructions for blowing a large variety of shapes. Ed Schmid also dissected a number of works from the Lommel glass collection to reveal the secret making process. In his typical drawing style, he sketched them on the windows of GlazenHuis.
The exhibition ‘The Holy Grail’ shows the script for glassblowers, the mystical dissection of glass art techniques and the unknown wealth of the Lommel glass art collection. By digitizing this collection, it aims to reveal its treasure of artworks. Come and find your Holy Grail.