Released: Tuesday 18th March 2014 at 16:39
The Contemporary Glass Society and National Glass Centre announce artists for a new showcase for contemporary glass.
A special display case at National Glass Centre will be dedicated to a year-long display of a wide variety of glass made by members of the Contemporary Glass Society from Spring 2014.
A team from the Centre and the CGS have now selected the first artists. The work ranges from elegant functional tableware to vibrant sculptural pieces. Each one is unique and they are all available for sale - a fantastic opportunity to own a piece of handcrafted contemporary glass by both well known and up and coming makers.
You can see their work according to the following schedule:
2 May to 12 June
Catherine Keenan and Lindean Mill Glass
14 June to 24 July
Rachel Elliott and Stewart Hearn
25 July to 4 Sept
Crispin Heath and Ingrid Hunter-Coddington
6 Sept to 16 Oct
Keeryong Choi and Cathryn Shilling
18 Oct to 27 Nov
Scott Benefield and Jonathan Harris
29 Nov to 8 Jan 15
Max Lamb and Philippa Beveridge
A further 4 artists will be selected later in the year for display during 2015. The showcases are the result of a collaboration between two of the UK’s top glass organisations.
Izzy McDonald-Booth, the manager of the Centre’s shop, comments on the partnership: “I’m delighted that we have been able to work together to create this showcase. It brings new artists to National Glass Centre and offers our visitors an insight into some of the wonderful talent displayed by CGS members”.
This showcase builds on an already successful collaborative relationship.In 2014 CGS staged a major international conference, ‘Glass Skills: exploring the fusion of art and technique’ at National Glass Centre. The conference was a great success and cemented the Centre as a national hub for contemporary glass. This new collaboration is just the beginning of a commitment by both groups to work together to bring this magical medium to the widest audience possible.
For the CGS contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01379 741120.
For National Glass Centre contact email@example.com or 0191 515 5501/5524.
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High resolution images are available from Pam Reekie, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is widely regarded as the foremost organisation in the UK for promoting and encouraging cutting edge glass and glass-makers within the wider art world. www.cgs.org.uk National Glass Centre
National Glass Centre is the UK’s centre for national excellence in glass, supporting research, teaching, production, exhibition and enjoyment of contemporary glass. Visitors can learn how to make glass, watch glass being made, view exhibitions inspired by glass and find out about Sunderland’s links with this extraordinary material.
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