Free Artist Talks Series
A series of free talks given by professionals working in the glass and ceramics field.
Please not: These talks take place in Lecture Theatre 007, St Peter’s Campus, University of Sunderland
No need to book
George Papadopoulos - A chance encounter with glass ...
George's talk will be a chronological biography of his career. He will cover aspects of his process as a glass artist, including research and development of techniques and his creative inspiration.
The latter part of the talk will discuss the professional practise of an artist in their career and future professional life. The talk will include the following: setting up a studio, pricing of work, commissioned based work, contracts, PR, marketing, exhibiting at trade fairs, networking, press coverage, press releases, photography, sub contracting, packing, crating, transportation, installation, exhibitions and working with galleries and organising your own exhibition
Silvia Levenson's sculpture presents a dark and comic vision of modern home lif, by re-fashioning housewares and pharmaceuticals in candy-colored glass. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Levenson immigrated to Italy in 1981, during the "disappearances" of the Dirty War. In 2004, Levenson received the Rakow Commission Award from the Corning Museum of Glass in New York and in 2008 she was a shortlisted nominee for the Bombay Sapphire Prize. Her work has been exhibited around the world and is a part of the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fè, Houston Fine Art Museum, Museo del Vetro di Altare and Musee Atelier de Verre de Sars Poteries, France
She was artist in resindece in Bullseye Glass Co, Portland and Corning Studio , US and visiting artist in Australia University (ANU) Canberra, R.I.T, Rochester US, and Ball State University. She was an instructor at Pilchuck , Corning Studio, Bullseye Co, US , Northlands Creative Glass, UK, Vetroricerca Glass School, Italy and Glass Center, Canberra, Australia.
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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