Free artist talk series
A series of free talks given by professionals working in the glass and ceramics field.
Please note: these talks will take place in Lecture Theatre 007, St Peter’s Campus, University of Sunderland.
No need to book
Chris Blade (Head of Enterprise at National Glass Centre) discusses his expedition to the high Arctic. Chris was one of 28 lucky artists, selected from over 300 applicants, to be invited by the New York arts charity The Arctic Circle to join an artistic expedition on a wooden tall ship around Svalbard. Svalbard is Norwegian archipelago half way between the northern most part of mainland Norway and the North Pole covering about 66,000sq km. Chris will talk about his large scale, panoramic photographic project, which will be on display at National Glass Centre and which he eventually intends to use to inform the production of a series of glass sculptures. Chris will also talk about some of his other travels and work in the glass field. chrisblade.com
Head of Enterprise, Commissioning & the Studio
I am Head of Enterprise, Commissioning and the Studio at National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland, England and am a member of the Senior Management Team.
My practice is interdisciplinary combining drawing, sculpture and film.
I am an Israeli artist based in the UK working primarily in kiln cast glass.
Glass Maker and Artist
I have worked at National Glass Centre since finishing my degree in 2005.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Sara Jo Harrison joined National Glass Centre in 2012 to support the Centre's marketing and Communications strategy.
My work uses a range of media which acknowledges the interface between both traditional practice and new media.
Learning and Engagement Officer
Rachel joined National Glass Centre in 2007 to support the Centre's learning and engagement programme having completed MA Glass the previous year.
Kalki Mansel is one of National Glass Centre's resident glass artists.
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