Glass events taking place around Scotland

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. […]

James Maskrey: Histories

The Scottish Gallery are delighted to present James Maskrey’s first solo exhibition with The Scottish Gallery – Histories The main focus of Histories is Captain Scott’s polar expedition and Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Voyage in Endurance; a voyage from 1914 – 1917 that is curently celebrating its centenary. These Antarctic journeys are investigated in individual pieces or […]

Scottish Glass Society AGM 2015

This year’s Scottish Glass Society AGM will be taking place on Saturday 31st October at Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Queen’s Cross Church, Glasgow, starting at 11am. Schedule for the day: 11am AGM, Followed by a tour of the church given by Stuart Robertson 1pm Sandwich Lunch 2.30pm In the afternoon a talk from Alec Galloway about […]

Stained Glass Exhibition

I have an exhibition of stained glass panels at the Auld Kirk Museum Kirkintilloch from June 20th to July 30th. The exhibition is of copper foiled stained glass panels & portholes with the theme of the radio 4 Shipping Forecast’. Each 5″x 7″ panel has an individual engraved glass label with details of an authentic […]

Painting workshop – Autumn 2015

The Architectural Glass Centre, the commercial arm of the Swansea School of Architectural Glass, is continuing its programme of glass painting workshops/masterclasses with Jonathan Cooke in 2015.

Scots shine at British Glass Biennale

After months of anticipation, the winners of the British Glass Biennale, the highlight of the International Festival of Glass, have been announced. Scotland-based artists made up 14 of the 77 successful exhibitors and took three of the nine prizes up for grabs at the Biennale awards ceremony held on Wednesday 27 May. The Biennale is […]

‘Harmony’ Exhibition

This exhibition of contemporary glass art has been organised as part of the recent centenary celebrations to mark Dylan Thomas’ birth. Artists worldwide were invited to submit glass panels in response to the word ‘Harmony’. The Dylan Thomas International Awards for Glass and Poetry were organised and curated by the University of Wales Trinity St […]