Conway glassblower receives grant to keep up the good work
CONWAY, S.C. – Ed Streeter of Conway has been awarded a $1,000 Quarterly Project Support for Artists grant by the South Carolina Arts Commission for the 2016 fiscal year. The support will allow Streeter to present the First Saturday glassblowing demonstrations.
The demonstrations are free and enable the public to see and learn about the traditional craft of glassblowing.
The Quarterly Project Support for Artists, which is funded in part by the National Endowment of the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, will allow Streeter and Conway Glass to host glassblowing demonstrations free to the public on Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5.
Streeter said he is proud to continue the tradition of offering free glass demos and is honored to be recognized by the South Carolina Arts Commission for his dedication in bringing art to the public.
“On the First Saturday I create colorful bowls, vessels and sculpture with 2,000 degree glass and demonstrate various traditional and experimental glass techniques. Assisted by my wife, Barbara, our demonstrations are both educational and entertaining.”
In Streeter’s Conway studio he creates custom stained glass windows and blown glass vessels and sculpture. In addition, he teaches glass classes and demonstrates various glass techniques to the community.