Geraldine McSporran

Professional member West Central Belt Architectural GlassKiln GlassDrawing

Stained glass and multimedia artist, who loves nothing better than to disappear into the process of creating work that has a story to tell.

Profile

My passion for stained glass probably started as a child with memories of sitting in Bewleys Café in Dublin with my Mum eating a bun whilst staring entranced at the Harry Clarke windows with delicate exotic birds and luminescent colours.

It wasn’t until about thirty years later that I started studying stained glass as a hobby at the Glasgow School of Art, then after seven years I felt the need to take my artistic practise to the next level and enrolled full time at the City of Glasgow College on their excellent HND Art Glass Design & Production.

Whilst there I realised that, at a fundamental level, my passion is to draw and glass feels a very natural medium for me too explore. I continue to push my creative process, looking for new skills which I can introduce into my artwork. My work often takes inspiration from memories (both mine and others) and emotions.

Exhibitions

  • 2019

    • November - February The Art of Scottish Glass: 40 Years of the Scottish Glass Society, The Lighthouse, Glasgow
    • September SGS - Celebration!, The Trades Hall, Glasgow
    • June CRAFTEX 2019, The Trades Hall of Glasgow
    • June End of Year Show: HND Art Glass Design & Production, City of Glasgow College
  • 2018

    • SGS - Glorious Glass, The Trades Hall , Gasgow
    • CRAFTEX 2018, The Trades Hall of Glasgow

Grants & Awards

  • 2019

    • September Lady McDonald Certificate of Excellance, The Incorporation of Masons, Glasgow
    • June Deacon Convener's Design Prize, CRAFTEX 2019: The Trades House of Glasgow
    • June Stained Glass Panel - Advanced, CRAFTEX 2019: The Trades House of Glasgow
  • 2018

    • Certificate of Distinction, The Incorporation of Wrights, Glasgow
    • CRAFTEX 2018: Stained Glass Panel - Non Advanced, The Trades House of Glasgow