But how do you raise public interest? There are two stands to this project. In one strand, various celebrities were contacted and asked to contribute a doodle. They were given a 15x21cm sheet of perspex to do with as they pleased. The response was impressive. From Emma Thompson to Lenny Henry, from Robert Plant to Raymond Blanc, 15 doodles were returned. It is an eclectic mix with a Viking longboat, kites, self portraits, root vegetables, and encouraging words to describe a few.
The second strand fulfilled the BGF's ambitions to increase an interest in glass amongst younger generations.