I got to go to the International Symposium of Engraved Glass! It was lovely, I met so many interesting people, and re-connected with people I’d met before. It was amazing to be at the glass school in Kamenický Šenov, which is the oldest glass school in the world, and I have been hearing about since it was threatened with closure when I first started working with glass.

Also, I won an award for innovative use of engraving.

The Preciosa Lighting Factory, which is in town, had an open day while we were there, and they were letting children that were visiting try out glass cutting:


Preciosa Lighting Open Day from Ainsley Francis on Vimeo.