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We are delighted to announce that First Of March has received grant funding to support our involvement in, and celebration of, the UN International Year of Glass 2022.

Gwydraid: Gwydr, Glass - a six month digital festival celebrating the artistic, economic, technical and scientific story of glass in Wales, past, present and future.

As an online destination, First Of March could not exist without glass - the world wide web relies on glass technology, our Makers communicate through the photographic images we upload and our customers and clients see our work through the glass surfaces of a desktop computer or phone. As a company showcasing the exquisite craftsmanship of Wales, the beauty of glass as a desirable object or feature of our environment will be part of our DNA, so it was important for us and our Makers to be part of the 2022 UN story, celebrating the contribution of glass to science and technology, culture and economy.

First Of March will host a series of online exhibitions and related digital activities celebrating outstanding glass makers and architects from Wales as well as future stars, the history of glass production and innovation in Wales: the current 
innovators in industry and science.

The programme will include an online magazine, podcasts and social media ‘features’ culminating in a dedicated ‘coffee table’ publication to launch March 1st 2023 as part of Wales Week London and WalesWeek International.

The story will be told in the voice of the maker, collector and client (private, industrial and commercial) capturing the full glory of glass in Wales. If you would like to be involved, please contact Ruth at quoting Glass. 

Our UN Year of Glass celebration continues with two exclusive digital exhibitions showcasing the work of renowed glass artists' Catrin Jones and Ruth Shelley 

Catrin Jones - View Exhibition 
Ruth Shelley - View Exhibition