Amy West Design

The Venice Glass Week 2021 4-15 September, 2021

Amy West Design Featured at the Venice Glass Week 2021
Paper cutting and Engraving Discussion Workshop
offered by Elin Price and Amy West

Murano, Venice (IT) - AWD Studio, owned by artist-artisan Amy West, will once again participate in the Venice Glass Week celebrating the creativity and wonder of a medium that draws countless visitors from around the globe to Venice, Mestre, and Murano from September 4-15, 2021. Laguna Illuminations is an exhibition of individual and collaborative artworks created through a dialog in glass and paper between artist Elin Price and Amy West.

Due to constant development regarding Covid pandemic restrictions and regulations, AWD Studio activities for tVGW21 may change without advance notice. AWD Studio is not responsible for any resulting hardship and/or damages that may be incurred.

Workshop with Artist-Artisans Amy West and Elin Price

Artist-Artisans Amy West and Elin Price will share with workshop participants the fundamental basics used to create their artistic works in very diverse materials. Paper artist, Price, will show how to design and begin a simple paper-cut artwork. Following the introduction, participants will be instructed on how to create their own original drawing, and begin a paper-cut work of art. Glass plates will be provided, and participants shown how to achieve various image projections. Glass engraver and designer, discussing complications in designing specifically for glass engraving.

Workshop cost is 30 euros per person, all materials and tools necessary for participation are included in the cost, and will be provided by AWD Studio. Space is limited to 8 participants.

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday 7 September 10:00-13:00
Thursday 9 September 14:00-17:00
Saturday 11 September 14:00-17:00

Festa in Fornace

Friday night celebration under the stars. Large scale projections from paper-cut artwork and engraved glass. Food and beverages provided by AWD Studio and Davide Fuine Glassworks. Art, music, good food and nice drinks. See behind the scenes inside the site of historic Aurelian Toso furnace. Groups of 6 or more are requested to call in advance. 3 euros per person donation requested, not required.

Friday 10 September, 18:30 - until we leave!

5th Annual VGW Closing Meet-Up

Meet the artists, Elin Price and Amy West, hear about their artworks and installation showing shadow projection of Laguna flora and fauna. Learn about the techniques and talent behind the artwork in AWD Studio Exhibition "Laguna Illuminations; Portraits in Paper and Glass. Talk about other activities and experiences during the Venice Glass Week 2021. Light snacks and beverages will be provided, just show up and come share the artwork and magic of shadow projection from glass and paper!

Sunday, 12 September 14:00-18:00

AWD Studio proudly presents, “Laguna Illuminations”, collaborative and single works from British illustration and paper artist, Elin Price, transforming a simple sheet of paper into artwork by drawing and cutting out incredible detail, together with designer-artist and glass engraver, Amy West. These artists combine two seemingly diverse mediums, finding a common language for their distinct artwork by creating projected images of their laguna portraits in “cut art”. With pieces exploring the unique ecology of the laguna, their work celebrates this distinctive and vulnerable environment, its flora and fauna. Emphasizing light and shadow, the projection of the artwork will be an intentional third aspect of the exhibition, playing with light and reflection, presenting dynamic projection.

6 September - 15 November

THE VENICE GLASS WEEK is the international festival that the city of Venice dedicates to the art of glass. The fifth edition will take place from 4th to 15th September 2021. With a programme of exhibitions, demonstrations, guided tours, online events and more. Glass has been deeply embedded in Venice’s DNA for over 1,000 years, and thanks to the knowledge and skills that have been handed down and evolved over the centuries, Murano glass continues to be admired and celebrated around the world to this day.