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Weekend Workshop: Mercury Glass Votives
April 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm$10 – $15
Dating back to the mid-1800’s, mercury glass was originally created as a replacement for sterling silver, yet actually contains neither silver nor mercury. As traditionally practiced, the process of blowing mercury glasses utilized a double-walled technique which involved pouring silvering solution in between two glass layers. Mercury glass remains a popular material for Christmas ornaments and other decorative household goods. Today, this art form can be mimicked on glass objects using common household vinegar and a spray can technique.
On Saturday, April 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Museum Educator Catherine Lipper will hold a mercury glass votive workshop at the Wilton Historical Society. Participants will create their own decorative votives complete with candles and enjoy a snack of sugar cookies decorated with silver confectionery.
Suggested for ages 6-10. The fee is $10 per child for members and $15 per child for non-members.