London Craft Week: Blaschka Glass Models


Event information

Event type: Talk

Location: Attenborough Studio

Ticket prices:

Adult: £10

Member: £9

Join Miranda Lowe, Principal Curator of Crustaceans, and Elizabeth Welch, a glass artist, as they discuss the intricate Blaschka glass marine animal models in the Museum's collection.

With over two decades of collections management and curatorial experience, Miranda cares for a plethora of historically important specimens such as crabs, lobsters and crayfish, in addition to the beautiful Blaschka glass models. 

Miranda will be joined by glass artist Elizabeth Welch, who will talk about the art of glass lamp working. Elizabeth’s work is greatly inspired by natural forms, using photos from research trips and wildlife reference books. Each piece of her work is made painstakingly by hand, using borosilicate glass: a hard glass mainly used in scientific and functional applications due to its strength and durability.

Miranda and Elizabeth are experts in their respective fields, and they have come together to share with you their passion for the Blaschka models.

Important information

Bookings are required. No refunds or exchanges will be given.

A free ticket for a carer accompanying a guest with a disability can be requested on +44 (0)20 7942 5000, Monday to Friday, 9.30-17.30, subject to availability.

Please note that photography and filming may take place during this event, in which you may be identifiable. These images may be used for Museum marketing purposes on the website, social media and printed publicity materials. If you have any concerns about being photographed, please speak to a member of staff at the event.

The Museum reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the event as required, such as adjusting the locations, timings or content of the activities. This is to ensure that we deliver a safe and excellent experience for all guests at all times.

Visitors must bring a print out of their booking confirmation or collect a printed ticket at the information desk well in advance of the event time.

The event will begin promptly. We cannot allow you to join the event after it has commenced and no refunds will be given to latecomers.

Event dates
9 May 2019 15.30-16.30

Meeting point

Please arrive at the Attenborough studio in the Darwin Centre a few minutes before the event is due to begin.