Author Archives: K Gow

mixed goblets 3 lidded 2016

North Lands announces Leap of Faith artistic programme

Expanding on the human narrative within the bleak and sublime landscape of Caithness, Scotland, North Lands Creative Glass presents Leap of Faith, a programme exploring how glass inspires belief. Humans create ritual spaces places for public gathering and private contemplation, from the stone circle to the church steeple. A leap of faith also implies taking […]

Stained glass panel by Alec Galloway

Walking in your Shadow: Alec Galloway

Glass artist Alec Galloway is opening a new exhibition in The Beacon this December, inspired by the theme of migration and his own links to the town. Walking In Your Shadow, which opens on Friday 9 December and runs until 30th December, features about eight glass works as well as around 25 paintings by the artist. […]



16th July 2017 A one-day conference in collaboration with the Bullseye Glass Symposium From the preservation of historic windows to the edge of contemporary art, stained glass endures as an important and exciting medium for creative practice. In collaboration with Bullseye Glass, this one-day event of lectures, discussions, networking and gallery tours considers the creation […]

image of fused glass

SGS welcomes a new Chair

Following her election at the recent AGM, the Scottish Glass Society are pleased to welcome Rosheen Young as  the Society’s new Chair.  Rosheen takes over from Kate Henderson – the committee would like to thank Kate for her many years of hard work for SGS, most recently in her role as Chair. The Society is run […]

Glass exhibition in ECA sculpture court

Transition: A celebration of Glass at ECA

By Dr Jessamy Kelly  Photo: Anna Cervinkova Throughout, it’s history the Glass programme at ECA has been focused on the uses of glass as an art form for visual expression – a maxim equally employed by the staff and students that have passed through the department. Stained Glass has been established at Edinburgh College of […]

2016 City of Glasgow College exhibition

Pamela Freedman and I were delighted to be asked on behalf of S.G.S. to judge this years’ HND2 student glass prize at City of Glasgow College and arrived early to get a clear view of the work in order to make our selection before the place filled up, which it quickly did with students, staff, family members […]

Artist’s Talk: Susan Kinley

Susan Kinley discusses the ways in which her work responds to particular places, with a focus on pieces related to Bronze Age archaeology in Orkney, and a recent project on the South Dorset Ridgway.  She will also include works linked to sites in Cornwall, and talk about the ways in which sources and ideas drive […]

Making Connections: The Women’s International Glass Workshop

Helga Reay-Young discusses the biennial Women’s International Glass Workshop which has so far brought together glass artists from Iceland, Wales, Austria, Japan, Ireland, USA, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, France and Germany to exchange ideas, travel and exhibit. These experiences have greatly enriched their own practise, inspiring new directions in their approach to glass. Helga Reay-Young […]

Elemental and Shipping Forecast

The Scottish Glass Society’s Elemental exhibition reaches Edinburgh and is combined with the society’s annual open exhibition, Shipping Forecast. Shipping Forecast sees work from a broad range of artists at all stages of their careers – from fresh talent to masters of their craft. Elemental is a diverse exhibition of contemporary glass in its many forms from […]

Cheryl-Wilson Smith Promises and lies-Ripples 2016

Elemental at North Lands

A diverse exhibition of contemporary glass in its many forms from members of the Scottish Glass Society. “For the submitting artists, Elemental meant: weather, water, mist and hail. Nature: realistic, abstracted and fossilised. For some it meant landscape, home, dwelling, rhythm and repeated elements, whilst other artists equated elemental with simplicity.” – Emma Woffenden, juror. […]