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6 days ago
Buyer invitations just arrived with me for @bctf_harrogate you can see my #octopus on one side and one of my #blown glass pieces on the the other! If you are a #trade buyer and would like a ticket for this renown trade event please get in touch #smallbusiness #ukhandmade #ukglassart #borosilicateglassart #homeandgifts #homeandgiftharrogate ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago
I got in! ‘Lifeforms’ at the Pyramid Gallery in York opens on 2nd May.Contemporary Glass Society Life Forms exhibition
'Life Forms’: glass inspired by structure, form and evolution in the natural world
Pyramid Gallery, York
2nd May 2020 – 12th July 2020
A glass exhibition in York celebrates nature while also remembering the past.
The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) Life Forms event, which runs from May 2 to July 12 at Pyramid Gallery will make visitors contemplate climate change and the extinction of species. It also marks the 200th anniversary of the launch of the ship ‘The Beagle’ that took Charles Darwin on his two year voyage to the Galapagos Islands. The ship was launched on May 11, 1820 and Darwin eventually published his seminal work, ‘On the Origin of Species’ in 1859.
The Life Forms show includes a great variety of interpretations of the theme, in forms that include fused wall pieces, cast forms, pate de verre sculpture and wall pieces, blown and cold worked vessels and forms, waterjet cut glass, painted and leaded glass, fused glass bowls, engraved bowls, lampwork and mixed media sculpture.
The exhibition features the work of 33 selected CGS members and opens at 11am on May 2, 2020 running until July 12.
The CGS invited its 950 UK and international members to submit for entry to their 5th exhibition at Pyramid Gallery. From a submission of 84, the selection panel have offered the exhibition to the following 33 glass artists:
CAROLYN BASING, MIM BRIGHAM, ISOBEL BRUNSDON, TABITHA BURRILL, HELEN EASTHAM, DOMINIC FONDE, JIANYONG GUO, DOT HILL, CATHERINE HOUGH, KATHERINE HUSKIE, MAX JACQUARD, NAOMI JACQUES, SUSAN KINLEY, YUKI KOKAI, REBECCA LAISTER, MONETTE LARSEN, NICKY LAWRENCE, JON LEWIS, ROBERTA MASON, ANTHONY McCABE, WENDY NEWHOFER, TRACY NICHOLLS, YOSHIKO OKADA, REBECCA ROWLAND-CHANDLER, HELEN SLATER-STOKES, NANCY SUTCLIFFE, ANGELA THWAITES, NOREEN TODD, ELIZABETH WELCH, FRANS WESSELMAN, SUE WOOLHOUSE, SANDRA YOUNG, MARIA ZULUETA
Pyramid Gallery have a long standing reputation for showing and representing contemporary glass artists in York, which goes back to 1982, and has been working with the CGS since 2008. Gallery owner and manager Terry Brett was part of the selection panel along with glass artist Effie Burns and CGS Administrator Pam Reekie. ‘We have selected a variety of styles that represent different techniques, but with a view to how the whole show will look.’ says Terry ‘It is important to me that we include work by both high profile glass artists and those who are closer to the beginning of their career. The standard is very high, as is the imagination of the artists in interpreting the theme.
York is a centre of excellent for stained glass, so it is very appropriate that one of the centre pieces of this show is a painted and leaded glass portrait of Charles Darwin by Frans Wesselman. This beautifully made study includes three varieties of Finches that gave him the necessary data to help him formulate his evolutionary theory.
In contrast to the Darwin portrait, the plight of coral reefs is alluded to in the work by Roberta Mason. She will be showing three vessels inspired by the marine animals known as ‘Porifera’ or more commonly, ‘Sponges’. These creatures are recognised as the least evolved creatures in the animal kingdom, but also extremely numerous with about 5000 different species.
The exhibition promises to something of a visual lesson in natural science as well as treat for collectors of glass.
The exhibition opens on Saturday 2 May 2020 with a public event that will be attended by some of the artists. It is then open every day between 10am and 5pm, and Sundays between 12.30 and 4.30pm. Close to the Minster and situated on Stonegate, one of York’s busiest streets, the gallery is housed in a 600 year old building that is owned by the National Trust. The building is distinctive but small, with an overhanging first floor that is typical of mediaeval buildings in York; because of it’s small ‘sweet shop’ window, the building is easy to miss, but in the upstairs gallery a great deal of glass will be on display in a charming setting.
Contemporary Glass Society (CGS)
Tel + 44 (0)1379741120
Image: Frans Wesselman, Finches of the Galapagos, 2019, 42x28x9.5 cm; photo F Wesselman. ... See MoreSee Less
Almost there! New workbenches are in, main torch is set up. Old work bench is going to a new home on Wednesday. I can start work again! #studioglass #glass #lampworking @_mettle_studios_ @thesussexguild ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Hedgehog Day! Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday. I am still here I’ve just been busy redesigning my workshop and building new workbenches. I’m excited to show you the results next week once it’s all done! #selfemployed #glass #workshop #studio #hardatwork #hedgehog ... See MoreSee Less
Merry Christmas from myself and my little helper! He’s very interested in the gifts under the tree! We hope everyone has a wonderful day today and we Thankyou for all your support this year, I wouldn’t be able to continue my work without it! I’ll be out of the studio until the 7th of January see you in the New Year xx ... See MoreSee Less
I can now reveal one of the Festive Pieces I have been working on. This little #canary landed in his new home yesterday. I was really pleased with how he turned out. He’s made with an opaque cadmium yellow with a pale silver transparent yellow overlay for feather definition. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago
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Elizabeth Welch Glass is at Mettle Studios.
3 months ago