Patronal Festival (G3)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Patronal Festival

Made in

Lyme Regis

Date

1974

Description

Blown clear glass engraved with images of shrubs and bushes, and a tower with a flag and a weather vane.

Materials and techniques

Glass with drill and still-point engraving. Glass bowl blown by Whitefriars Glass Limited.

Dimensions

height:  19.5cm
diameter:  27.5cm

Object number

G3

Category

References

L.W. - The Image on the Glass (1975)
  • Patronal Festival, Laurence Whistler, 1974, Crafts Council Collection: G3.

Maker's statement

A glass in praise of vitality, as expressed in the Dorset countryside. Opposite the Cerne Giant, a prehistoric figure cut in the chalk, the village weathercock has mounted the top, most pinnacle of the church, to salute the true patron of spring festivals. Hence the title "Patronal Festival". As on such festivals the flag of England, St George's flag, flies from the Tower.

Laurence Whistler, 4 October 1979