Artist Talks Programme - Catherine Bertola/ Vanessa Cutler
Venue: Lecture Theatre 009, the Prospect Building, St Peter's Campus (2 minutes walk from National Glass Centre)
4pm Catherine Bertola - AA2A artist at the Northern Centre for Photography
Catherine Bertola’s practice spans drawings, installation, photography and film. Alongside showing work within gallery spaces she works extensively to commission, producing work in response to particular historic sites and collections. In this talk, the artist will present an overview of her practice and an account of how her career has developed from her graduation in 1999 to more recent work. Giving an insight into how opportunities have come about, and the different ways she has worked with organisations. http://www.workplacegallery.co.uk/artists/6-catherine-bertola/works/8521/
5pm Vanessa Cutler
Vanessa's work is concerned with pushing the parameters of waterjet cutting technology. In recent years she has been investigating the creative uses of waterjet cutting for glass. This has led to the development of new work that is utilising this cutting edge technology in an imaginative and unique way.
Vanessa trained in Architectural Stained Glass at Swansea Institute and completed a Masters at University of Wolverhampton.
In 2000 she moved to Sunderland to undertake research looking at creative uses of waterjet cutting. Her PhD was completed in June 2006. She has written several papers on water jet cutting glass, given masterclasses and given many presentations in the UK, Europe and the USA. She has exhibited in Denmark, UK and USA with galleries such as Hawk Galleries, Columbus Ohio and the Gallery of Fine Crafts at Wheaton NJ. In July 2012 her book ”New Technologies in Glass' was published by A.C & Black (Bloomsbury). March 2012, the Crafts Council purchased a piece for their National Collection.
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