Glass Art Mentorship

Over several years, the Festival of Glass Inc. has collaborated with local secondary schools to select participants for its mentorship programme. 

The specific design of the programme varies from year to year depending on the sponsorship available and based on a review of the previous year's programme. 

The broad aims of the programme are to: 

Previous mentors

David Hobday, Point Lonsdale

Kiln formed glass

Mentor 2018 - 2019

Davide Penso, Murano, Italy

Lampwork glass

Mentor Feb 2019

Glenda Mac Naughton, Drysdale

Lampwork glass and beadwork

Mentor 2018 - 2020

Roxy and Jane in the 2019 - 2020 mentorship programme extending their hot glass sculpting skills.

Mauro Bonaventura, Venice, Italy

Lampwork glass

Mentor Feb 2020

Secondary students in the 2019 mentorship programme having their first experience of flameworked glass.