Through The Drinking Glass: The Cultural Evolution of Drinkware
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 @ 7pm
ArtWeek at Uva – Learn about historical trends in drinkware from a Master Glass Blower + receive your own unique hand-blown wine glass!
As part of ArtWeek in Plymouth, join us for a thrilling seminar on the material and cultural evolution of drinking glasses! We will begin 4000 years ago with the accidental “invention” of glass. We will then jump from the development of glass blowing in ancient Rome though Medieval times when artists and craftsmen started designing a wide array of drinking glasses. (If you’ve seen Game of Thrones you’ll be fascinated to learn about the different glasses they used, and why.) Through the humble everyday drinking glasses we will get a glimpse into different people’s culture, politics and colorful drinking games!
Finally we will cover the different types of glasses used in drinkware through the ages and why today, each type of wine has a different shaped glass.
At the end of the class you will be able to choose your own hand-blown wine glass made by the presenter, Rebecca Potash.