New work by James Maskrey
James Maskrey is a highly skilled and respected artist who works in hot glass. He is based at National Glass Centre where he works as part of a team teaching hot glass making to BA, MA and PhD students. James Maskrey also regularly works with artists who would like to explore the potential of including glass within their practice. Magdalene Odundo is one such artist. James has worked with Magdalene over a period of three years culminating in the exhibition Transition II featured in our main Gallery space. Using a Venetian technique called Filigrana the two artists have worked together to perfect the glass unit that the installation is based around. James Maskrey then went on to either make or oversee the production of the one thousand units making up the art-work.
As well as facilitating the work of other artists James Maskrey has achieved a high level of success as an artist in his own right with work included in the collections of the Crafts Council and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Always beautifully executed Maskrey’s recent work has drawn on his fascination with the Polar explorations of Scott and Shackleton. This exhibition provides the opportunity to enjoy examples of James Maskrey’s most recent work and a retrospective of pieces made over the last 10 years.
Glass Maker and Artist
I have worked at National Glass Centre since finishing my degree in 2005.
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 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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