Paperweight Fest 2021 Schedule

Thank you to all who attended this virtual experience! Paperweight Fest 2021 content will only be available to those to purchased event tickets. Registrants will receive an email with the video links after they have been edited and uploaded. They will not be made public. 

Flexibility. Choose your participation level for the Fest.
Stay for each presentation or come and go based on your time and interests. View the incredible demonstrations by Loren Stump and the World’s Largest Millville Rose by Don Friel and Skitch Manion, or just come to shop. You control your path as you would at an in-person event.

Friday, May 14, 2021

6:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)
Welcoming Celebration!
Millville Rose Goblet Demonstration by Skitch Manion & David Graeber.
Introduction to the Millville Rose Contest.

Trial run of a large Millville Rose Paperweight at the end of a blowpipe being inserted into a glory hole

Saturday, May 15, 2021

11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)
Opening Remarks: Susan Gogan, Executive Director of WheatonArts, and John Hawley, President of Delaware Valley Paperweight Collectors Association

12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Presentation by Gay LeCleire Taylor:
WheatonArts 50th (plus one) Anniversary
This lecture celebrates the 50th Anniversary (plus one) of Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center. It will also focus on WheatonArts’ dedication to researching paperweights’ history, supporting artists making paperweights and paperweight collecting.

12:45 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Dealer, Gallery, & Sponsor Cameos

15-minute break

1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Break Out Sessions (Pick One) – Meet the Artist Paul Stankard, Damon MacNaught, Cathy Richardson, or Clinton Smith, or a 50th Anniversary Exhibit Tour with Kristin Qualls 

1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Break Out Sessions (Pick One) – Meet the Artist Paul Stankard, Damon MacNaught, Cathy Richardson, or Clinton Smith, or a 50th Anniversary Exhibit Tour with Kristin Qualls

2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Don Friel & Skitch Manion attempt to create the World’s Largest Millville Rose – a live demonstration with David Graeber, followed by a live auction.

15-minute break

3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Presentation: Highlights from Down-under
A discussion of Australian and New Zealand weights with Angela Bowey, Peter Raos, and Myfanwy Spellerberg.

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Shop & Visit with Artists & Dealers

  • Tad McKeon, Paperweights for Collectors, featuring Fine Antique and Contemporary Paperweights.
  • Cathy Richardson shows her new lampworked pieces as well as new work created in partnership with Alison Ruzsa.
  • Ken Rosenfeld State-of-the-art encased lampwork paperweights featuring floral bouquets, fruit, reptiles, and aquatic themes, as well as paperweight jewelry.
  • William Pitt Paperweights featuring over 1,100 quality glass contemporary and antique paperweights, paperweight-related items, and art glass.
  • A.G. Paperweight Shop presents new work from Paul Stankard, David Graeber, Allan Scott, Deacons Art Glass, Victor Trabucco, Chris Sherwin, Melissa Ayotte, and exclusive 50th Anniversary Millville Rose collaborations by Don Friel & Skitch Manion, and David Graeber & Skitch Manion.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)
Introductions & Opening Remarks: John Hawley, President of Delaware Valley Paperweight Collectors Association

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Presentation by Marek Kordasiewicz:
Silesian Influences: 200 Years of Revival of the Millefiori Glass Art

12:45 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Dealer, Gallery, & Sponsor Cameos

15-minute break

1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Paperweight Contest & Results by Jim Lefever

2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Break Out Sessions (Pick One) – Meet the Artist Mayauel Ward, Chris Sherwin, Alison Ruzsa, or Melissa Ayotte, or a 50th Anniversary Exhibit Tour with Kristin Qualls 

2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Break Out Sessions (Pick One) – Meet the Artist Mayauel Ward, Chris Sherwin, Alison Ruzsa, or Melissa Ayotte, or a 50th Anniversary Exhibit Tour with Kristin Qualls 

3 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Murrine Primer by Andy Dohan

3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Loren Stump demonstrates the making of a Millville Rose Murrine with a live opportunity for questions & answers. Slices of Stump’s Millville Rose Murrine will be available for sale to support WheatonArts.

5 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks

5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Shop & Visit with Artists & Dealers
Tad McKeon’s Paperweights for Collectors, Alison Ruzsa, Ken Rosenfeld, William Pitt Paperweights, and the A.G. Paperweight Shop.

A Ken Rosenfeld Scramble Glass Paperweight with six cut windows. The view shows a medley of flamework objects, including a candy cane, lady bug, strawberry, and purple, pink, and blue flowers.
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