Author Archives: North Lands

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There’s an equilibrium here…

 ‘There is an equilibrium here a balance of hill and valley of movement in cloud and stream of curlew cry and wind murmur of wind lull and heart beat and on a walk, the balance between the outgoing and the homecoming and later, the inner reflection on the day.’  Ian Giles  An exhibition of the […]

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‘The Perfect Vessel’ with Karl Harron

22-28th May 2017 Form: “…by which shape is determined, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed, giving it individuality and a distinctive character”. The aim of this 7-day class is to achieve a “sublime form”. The process is to discard the superfluous and to identify and develop a personal concept. The result […]

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‘In from the Cold’ with Anthony Scala

8-12th May 2017 Anthony will be leading a 5 day technical class looking at the possibilities achievable when using cold working techniques within sculptural glass. The class will investigate form, surface finish, decoration and the interplay of light, reflection and refraction within the glass object. An introduction to the types of adhesives used for different […]

Lampworking with Ian Pearson

4-8th April & 10-12th October 2017 Ian will be returning in 2017 to lead his ever popular flameworking course aimed at those who wish to experience and learn some basic elements of working glass in an open flame, (Lampworking/Flameworking). It will appeal to the beginner as much as those with previous experience. The material used […]

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A Luddite Convention: Making, Technology and Nature.

North Lands Glass Conferencein partnership with Edinburgh College of Art  16th – 18th September 2016 Early Bird Deadline: 17th June North Lands Creative Glass is a glass centre, located in a small fishing village in the North East Highlands of Scotland. It aims to support artists and designers who wish to work with glass, and […]

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Exhibition: Arigatai/Arigatou

A brand new artist commission for Lybster by Japanese born, Scotland based artist Keiko Mukaide is unveiled in June. A special display and installation of glass and mixed media sculpture will be shown at different locations on Lybster Main Street from 20th June to 3rd July with a linked exhibition in the North Lands Creative Glass […]

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Crazy Paving: Master Class with Richard Wentworth

2-10 September 2016 Richard Wentworth is interested in how the world is put together. He has definite views on how we learn and creates good conditions to do so. It is important to be open to what happens, to give attention to the moment, to people, to the arrangement of things, in situations there is absurdity […]

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Skills Class: Lampworking with Ian Pearson

5th – 7th April 2016 18th – 20th October 2016 Cost £300 Led by Ian Pearson, this course is aimed at those who wish to experience and learn some basic elements of working glass in an open flame, (Lampworking/Flameworking). It will appeal to the beginner as much as those with previous experience. The material used will […]

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Narrative Sculpture: Through Printmaking and Pate de Verre

Technique/process:  Pate de verre: glass paste application Open mould casting Construction This workshop led by Karen Akester offers an introduction to open mould casting and pate de verre: a fantastic process which allows vibrant and precise colour application. Taking inspiration from folktales, poetry, storytelling, you will create your own narrative sculptures. Through demonstrations, drawing, printmaking […]

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Contemporary Glass Painting and Layering

This course led by Jeff Zimmer, is about creating three dimensional images on glass using both traditional and photographic approaches. We will exploit the transparency of glass and layer techniques and images to collage and create a sense of space. We will use hand painted enamels, photo-sensitive sandblast resists and printed transfers. Our experience will […]