Glass events taking place around Scotland

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 […]

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 […]

Concept, Context, Connection with Carrie Fertig

This concept-driven skills class will use clear borosilicate flame-worked glass for the development of ideas: gaining and changing meaning from context; and using components as a tool of connection. Beginning with solid glass rods and moving quickly to blowing sculpture from multiple tubes, we will cover methods to increase scale including hand torch use for large-scale […]

Reinventing the Sphere: Master Class with David King

22 – 30 August 2016  In this class, glassblowing skills will be developed through repetition and thoughtful analysis of the process. Artists, designers, and glass makers alike will benefit from a back to basics approach with one on one technical support and no previous experience needed. Students will establish a strong foundation by learning how […]

Casting in Nature: Master Class with Colin Reid

22-30 August 2016  Working with kilncast glass we will use the wonderful landscape and nature around North Lands as the source of form, texture and inspiration from which to cast. We will explore a variety of moulding techniques to translate natural forms into cast glass, working both outside in the landscape and in the studio. […]