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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]