A North Lands Creative Glass International Artist Symposium

‘Highland Inspiration 2018 – Place’ is the fifth nine-day International Artist Symposium and Retreat to be held at North Lands Creative Glass located in the village of Lybster in Caithness, Scotland. The Symposium is the coming together of a group of international artists from various disciplines to explore ‘Place’.

Our sense of self is rooted in a sense of place and is formed by our immediate surroundings and traditions. Place and all its manifestations – land and seascape, light, architecture and history – inherently affects the ideas we have and the work we create. How often do we actually consider what can happen to that work when our creative processes are relocated and given time to explore unimpeded by home.

Focusing on an experimental and open-minded approach to working and utilizing glass making processes, print making, writing, drawing, and model making, the symposium will encompass a balance of field trips into the Caithness environment and self-directed studio time. An integral component of the experience will be group communication, with each participant being encouraged to exchange points of view as both maker and viewer during group and individual discussions of ideas and perspectives. The coming together with others of diverse backgrounds through an International Symposium is a perfect way to view the world and your work in a fresh light.

North Lands Creative Glass hosts a very good selection of kilns, a well-equipped cold shop and mould making room, a large drawing studio with a small press for printmaking, a Mac computer together with video editing software, a large monitor screen TV and a printer/scanner.

Please note the Hot Shop is not part of this Symposium.

DATE: JUNE 19 – JUNE 28, 2018

The Symposium begins with dinner at 7:00pm on June 19th and ends with dinner on Thursday June 28th. Departure should be scheduled for the morning of June 29th.

FEE: £1400

Fee includes all materials, field trips, evening meals, plus airport pick-up where feasible

Fee does not include lunches or accommodation costs, which range from £16 – £60 per night depending on type of accommodation chosen.