Opportunities

‘HERITAGE’

Outline Information for SGS exhibition: We are delighted to announce our exhibition for 2017 to be held in Gallery TEN, 5 William Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7NG. The exhibition will be from 14 September to 1 October 2017. Would you like to have your own exhibition in Gallery TEN? One lucky artist in our exhibition can win this prize […]

2017 Awards

The Scottish Glass Society Travel Award and The Hamilton Taylor Award are now accepting applications. Both are valued at £250. The SGS Travel Award assists students or recent graduates who have been working less than 5 years in glass, who wish to travel abroad to pursue their studies in glass art. The Hamilton Taylor Award offers funding to […]

‘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 […]

‘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 […]

Transition: ECA Alumni Glass Exhibition

16th -30th September 2016 Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), Sculpture Court, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF A photographic exhibition of the work of ECA Glass graduates will be shown as part of a retrospective showcase of the ECA Glass Department alongside a selection of historical artifacts, documents and archive pieces from the ECA Glass Archive Collection. The […]

Celebration Tree

​Any seed when planted needs many things in order to flourish and grow. North Lands Creative Glass was an idea planted in 1996 in the small fishing village of Lybster on the North East coast of Scotland and over the past 20 years the people and place of Lybster and Caithness have provided good fertile […]

Artist in Residence positions 2016-17

The School of Design at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) is pleased to announce a number of Artist in Residence opportunities for artists/designers in a range of disciplines. The closing date for applications is Monday 23rd May 2016. For application forms please go to the following link: http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/school-of-design/news-events/artist-in-residence-opportunities-academic-year-2016-17 This is a voluntary scheme whereby emerging […]

Scientific glassblower needed

JJ Quartz manufacturer of high quality Quartz ware mainly for the scientific instrument industry require a full time skilled technician. You should have experience of working with high quality fused silica. You will have the ability to read and interpret drawings and have experience in a similar environment. The successful applicant must be self-motivated and […]

Residency Opportunity – Borders

Glass as a material has played a key role in architecture and science. Reflections: glass: water: art: science is a programme of arts events where the material of glass will form the focus through which to ‘reflect’ on science and architecture with the Haining House and Loch in Selkirk as the physical focus of a […]