Glass events taking place around Scotland

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 […]

Modern Scottish Women and Connections exhibitions

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two and the Scottish Gallery Modern Scottish Women Painters and Sculptors 1885- 1965 and Connections Saturday 21st May Costs Tour £10 per member and £12 for Non-member includes entrance fee of the exhibition and guided tour (for Modern Women exhibition) This exhibition of work by Scottish women artists concentrates […]

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 […]

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Guided tour of the BP Portrait award, followed by a light lunch in the café then a visit to Document Scotland. If you would like to book a space on the tour please email Costs: Tour £7 per person Times: Meet at 11.15am Tour starts at 11.30am The BP Portrait Award showcases the very best […]

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 […]

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 […]