Glass artist Tlws Johnson gets involved in Glass Games event

Tlws Johnson. 120229M-F121
Tlws Johnson. 120229M-F121

A childhood game is to be given a unique spin at an event being organised by local glass artist Tlws Johnson, pictured, and Dominic Fonde.

I Spy With My Little Eye is being held on August 18 at The Old Stores Workshop, on Main Street, in Gawcott, as part of The Glass Games, which is timed to coincide with the Olympics.

Two teams will compete to create a 17th century microscope of the same design as the Robert Hooke microscope, which will be used to draw an image of an item found within the grounds of the venue.

Back in the 17th century a scientist or researcher did not have access to a camera to record his or her findings so a drawing or an engraving was made to record the image.

The resulting drawings will be judged by the organisers to determine a winner.

The winner will be judged in terms of accuracy of what they see and manage to draw.

This event is a collaboration between Dominic Fondé and Tlws Johnson. Tlws has kindly agreed to provide studio access for the event while Dominic will provide tools and materials.

The cost of participating is £30 per person.

The Glass Games runs until September 30, with exhibitions, tours, workshops and have-a-go sessions. It is supported by a National Lottery grant from Arts Council England.