Working from Home

The Contemporary Glass Society, https://www.cgs.org.uk/ publishes a regular newsletter to keep members informed and connected. Established in 1997 the Society represents the interests of glass-makers both in the UK and abroad. There are currently over 1000 members.

As we are all finding ourselves working remotely and juggling different environments, other commitments and the lack of familiar routines, faces, places, and resources. It is useful to share experiences of how  ‘normal’ life has had to change and how we are adapting to that change.

In the recent publication ‘Dispatches from the Attic -42’ I submitted a short bio on…

My Covid life….

Red House Glass Cone, May 2017, filming for Bargain Hunt with Natasha Raskin Sharp

Learning New Skills

I work as an outreach worker for Dudley Museum Service, based at The Red House Glass Cone in Stourbridge.  In my normal life I do guided tours of the Cone, and Outreach talks on The Stourbridge Glass Industry.

August 2017
Wyre Forest U3A History Group August 2017

Like most people I have had to adapt to working from home so I have promoted my talks as ZOOM talks, and to replace my guided tours, I have become a YouTube vlogger (I had never heard that word a year ago).

Check my website with talks, webinar talks and videos.

French Exchange Tour Group at The Red House Glass Cone Glassblowing Demonstration by: https://www.madeleinehughesglass.com/

As a result:.

  • I had to get to grips with a Hero-9 camera with microphone and lighting. 
  • Then I had to figure out how to produce and edit videos using simple software.
  • Then I had to practice talking to the camera and remain fluent, this is not easy and is a work in progress.
  • I have started my own YouTube Channel and build a website as a platform to showcase my talks

Every day is a school day!

Published by Kate Round

My name is Dr Kate Round; I am an outreach presenter and tour guide for Dudley Museum Service In my previous life, I was a research chemist so understand the chemistry of glass having worked on the synthesis of ‘zeolites’ (silica based materials) with my work published in International Journals. I have always lived in the Black Country and have a strong industrial family heritage.

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