Material Experiments

In this live glass-blowing demonstration and display, see how molten copper interacts with blown-glass to create a series of shapes and forms largely determined by the material itself

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Saturday, 17 – Sunday, 25 September 2022

  • The John Madejski Garden and Gallery 50b, V&A South Kensington

  • Free event

Material Experiments photo

In this display and performance, Canadian artist Omer Arbel transforms the long-forgotten narratives of Saint Clare’s rebellious courage and subversive power into vessels of consciousness. His iridescent, fragile sculptures, which will be created during a series of live glassblowing performances in the museum’s John Madejski Garden and carried into the Santa Chiara Chapel in a dignified, exalted procession, evoke the delicate beauty of archaeological artefacts that have been transposed into our contemporary age.

Part of London Design Festival at the V&A
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Background image: Photo by Bocci