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Friday, 4 November 2016

Sam Herman in conversation with Graham Cooley

This evening event was our October talk at the museum, it was a wonderful evening, like something from an Arena film set; the presentation of the event was so professional, and impressive. Sam Herman is a contemporary glass artist, sculptor and painter who is credited as one of the founders of the Studio Glass movement in Britain. His work is in collections all over the world, and Sam has studios in Spain, London and nearby Cirencester. He was in conversation with Graham Cooley, a local collector who has an extensive collection of painting, ceramics and glass including many works by Sam. Indeed all the photographs of glass seen below were brought to the museum by Graham so we could have a look at some of his collection.
The evening was introduced by Ray Ward who had arranged this wonderful evening:
 And here's Sam looking very relaxed as he explained one of the many slides prepared by Graham outlining Sam's long and successful career
And here's Graham Cooley leading Sam through his career by slides and questions

And below here's a taste of the glass made by Sam Herman over the years

What a wonderful evening thank you so much to Sam Herman for sharing his practice with us; for Graham Cooley who had researched his subject so well, and for bringing his glass for us to see. And once again to Ray Ward for encouraging both Sam and Graham to come to give us such a good time.

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