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North Lands announces Leap of Faith artistic programme

Expanding on the human narrative within the bleak and sublime landscape of Caithness, Scotland, North Lands Creative Glass presents Leap of Faith, a programme exploring how glass inspires belief. Humans create ritual spaces places for public gathering and private contemplation, from the stone circle to the church steeple. A leap of faith also implies taking […]

‘The Perfect Vessel’ with Karl Harron

22-28th May 2017 Form: “…by which shape is determined, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed, giving it individuality and a distinctive character”. The aim of this 7-day class is to achieve a “sublime form”. The process is to discard the superfluous and to identify and develop a personal concept. The result […]

‘In from the Cold’ with Anthony Scala

8-12th May 2017 Anthony will be leading a 5 day technical class looking at the possibilities achievable when using cold working techniques within sculptural glass. The class will investigate form, surface finish, decoration and the interplay of light, reflection and refraction within the glass object. An introduction to the types of adhesives used for different […]

Lampworking with Ian Pearson

4-8th April & 10-12th October 2017 Ian will be returning in 2017 to lead his ever popular flameworking course 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 […]

Transition: A celebration of Glass at ECA

By Dr Jessamy Kelly  Photo: Anna Cervinkova Throughout, it’s history the Glass programme at ECA has been focused on the uses of glass as an art form for visual expression – a maxim equally employed by the staff and students that have passed through the department. Stained Glass has been established at Edinburgh College of […]

North Lands appoints new Chief Exec

North Lands have announced the appointment of Karen Phillips as its new Chief Executive as from 5 September 2016. Karen has recently been Executive Director of RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre Company, an award winning influential centre of contemporary arts practice in Ireland incorporating artist studios, incubation spaces, art galleries, performance and rehearsal spaces and […]

Scottish Glass Society to host A Celebration of Scottish Glass

We are pleased to announce that SGS have been awarded funding from The National Lottery via Creative Scotland to co-ordinate a Celebration of Scottish Glass.  The project will co-ordinate marketing for the flurry of glass activity that is taking place in Edinburgh this September, as well as creating new events. “As we were planning for our […]

Sorcha Sutherland wins SGS student award

Congratulations to design student Sorcha Sutherland for winning the SGS Student Award at the ECA degree show this month. The award is open to all students who use glass as a key material in their exhibit. Sorcha’s bowls are formed in clay, before being 3D-scanned and printed to make a mould for glass. SGS committee […]

Elemental artists announced

We’re pleased to announce the artist selection for our Elemental exhibition, showing at North Lands Creative Glass Gallery, Lybster 25th July – 5th September and Coburg Gallery, Edinburgh 10th – 22nd September 2016. Our thanks go to our jurors Emma Woffenden and Alison McConachie along with Fiona Logue of Craft Scotland for their time and […]

Transition: ECA Alumni Glass Exhibition

16th -30th September 2016 Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), Sculpture Court, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF A photographic exhibition of the work of ECA Glass graduates will be shown as part of a retrospective showcase of the ECA Glass Department alongside a selection of historical artifacts, documents and archive pieces from the ECA Glass Archive Collection. The […]