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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 […]

Celebration Tree

​Any seed when planted needs many things in order to flourish and grow. North Lands Creative Glass was an idea planted in 1996 in the small fishing village of Lybster on the North East coast of Scotland and over the past 20 years the people and place of Lybster and Caithness have provided good fertile […]

Artist in Residence positions 2016-17

The School of Design at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) is pleased to announce a number of Artist in Residence opportunities for artists/designers in a range of disciplines. The closing date for applications is Monday 23rd May 2016. For application forms please go to the following link: http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/school-of-design/news-events/artist-in-residence-opportunities-academic-year-2016-17 This is a voluntary scheme whereby emerging […]

Scientific glassblower needed

JJ Quartz manufacturer of high quality Quartz ware mainly for the scientific instrument industry require a full time skilled technician. You should have experience of working with high quality fused silica. You will have the ability to read and interpret drawings and have experience in a similar environment. The successful applicant must be self-motivated and […]