£300 work of art to be won as part of 50th anniversary celebrations for King’s Lynn based West Norfolk Glass

West Norfolk Glass
West Norfolk Glass

A work of art worth £300 is being offered in a prize draw which is part of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of a West Norfolk family firm.

West Norfolk Glass is holding an open day at its base in Hereford Way, Hardwick Narrows on Saturday, April 29, and will be offering visitors the chance to win an art glass commission from Burnham Thorpe gallery, SALT glass studios.

In addition, customers who place an order with West Norfolk Glass before December 24 will also be entered into the prize draw, due to be made on January 31, and the lucky winner will be able to choose the commission, from either a glass mussel sand-casted platter or series of glass pebbles to be made for their home.

It is fifty years since John Parker founded West Norfolk Glass, originally located in West Winch. With a move to Lynn’s South Everard Street in the 1970s, the company relocated to its current showroom in Hereford Way in the 1980s when John’s sons, Geoff and Philip, joined the business, which they now run.

Managing director Geoff Parker said: “It’s quite something to be celebrating 50 years of continuous trade, and we still hold the same family care values. To mark the occasion, we wanted to team up with a local glass artist to create an art piece which one of our customers will win this year, and to showcase the beauty of the material that is at the heart of our business.”

A wide range of glazing solutions can be viewed on the open day. West Norfolk Glass is an approved supplier of Evolution, Veka and Bygone Collection products, and a founding member of the Glass and Glazing Federation.