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'Glassumimass' is set to provide a celebration of light and glass in Sleaford

21 September 2016


St Denys Church in Sleaford is set to provide the venue for the launch of ‘Glassumimass’, a special project based around light and glass, on Saturday, 8th October 2016 (4pm).

According to the organisers, the title of Glassumimass is a composite derived from the nature of the medium (glass), plus the words “illumination” and mass’, with the churches along the Spires & Steeples Arts and Heritage Trail having inspired the design-development phase for this project.

The project began in 2010 with the aim of designing and creating a series of three standard lamps, known as 'Glassumis' and made by using stained- and kiln-fired glass techniques, which would be mounted as a moveable exhibition in churches along the route of the Heritage Trail.

Ian Caudwell, a blacksmith based in Billinghay, has provided the custom-made ironwork for the lamps, with the Glassumis to be illuminated courtesy of candles, and there is now great excitement around this forthcoming opportunity to see the completed designs.

The launch event at St Denys' Church will coincide with the Made in Sleaford two-day festival, which will seek to celebrate the importance of manufacturing, design and engineering in the town, and further information is available on the Glassumimass Facebook page. Further information on St Denys' Church is available here