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‘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 […]

Glass exhibition in ECA sculpture court

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 […]

A Luddite Convention: Making, Technology and Nature.

North Lands Glass Conferencein partnership with Edinburgh College of Art  16th – 18th September 2016 Early Bird Deadline: 17th June North Lands Creative Glass is a glass centre, located in a small fishing village in the North East Highlands of Scotland. It aims to support artists and designers who wish to work with glass, and […]

Artist’s Talk: Susan Kinley

Susan Kinley discusses the ways in which her work responds to particular places, with a focus on pieces related to Bronze Age archaeology in Orkney, and a recent project on the South Dorset Ridgway.  She will also include works linked to sites in Cornwall, and talk about the ways in which sources and ideas drive […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]