Events

Glass events taking place around Scotland

TAKING A LEAP: CONCEPT, CONSERVATION AND INNOVATION IN ARCHITECTURAL GLASS

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Artist’s Talk: Rachel Mary Elliot

For the last 5 years, Rachel has been developing and making thin forms in pâte de verre glass directly cast from forms in the natural world.  Her talk aims to introduce and discuss the work, its ongoing sources of inspiration as well as the techniques involved in its production.  There will also be the opportunity […]

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 […]