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Jewellery: Wearable Glass

National Glass Centre presents an exhibition of newly commissioned glass jewellery, made through exciting new collaborations between four glass artists and eight jewellers.

25 March – 1 October 2017

Glass artists: James Maskrey, Ayako Tani, Joanne Mitchell, Angela Thwaites

Jewellery Makers: Kate Haywood, John Moore, Chris Boland, Christopher Thompson-Royds, Kaz Robertson, Heather Woof, Emmeline Hastings, Maud Traon

National Glass Centre presents an exhibition of newly commissioned glass jewellery, made through exciting new collaborations between four glass artists and eight jewellers.

Glass jewellery has a history going back to the Ancient Egyptians. In the 19th and early 20th the artist Rene Lalique used glass to make jewellery but more recently the use of glass in jewellery by artists has been limited.  Through the exhibition Jewellery: Wearable Glass National Glass Centre aims to re-introduce glass as a material to be used by leading jewellers based in Britain.

National Glass Centre works closely with a number of artists who have a high level of expertise in different techniques used for glass production. James Maskrey works in hot glass, Angela Thwaites in cast glass, Ayako Tani in lamp worked glass and Joanne Mitchell works in fused and waterjet cut glass.  These four artist have worked with eight jewellers lending their expertise and guidance to jewellers who have had ten days each to create experimental new work in glass.

The exhibition presents this new jewellery in glass alongside the jeweller’s more established work. Through this project the jewellers and artists specialising in glass have collaborated, sharing their skills and challenging what is accepted as standard practice in both jewellery and glass.  Work by the four resident artists will compliment the jewellery showing the diverse range of work undertaken at National Glass Centre.

 

The twelve artists have worked in the following groups:

Hot Glass - James Maskrey

Jewellery- Kate Haywood*

Jewellery - John Moore

 

Lampwork Glass - Ayako Tani

Jewellery - Chris Boland

Jewellery - Christopher Thompson-Royds

 

Waterjet & Fusing Glass - Joanne Mitchell

Jewellery - Kaz Robertson

Jewellery - Heather Woof

 

Casting Glass - Angela Thwaites

Jewellery - Emmeline Hastings

Jewellery - Maud Traon

 

*Kate Haywood is a ceramist working mainly in porcelain.  She was selected for this project as her work has strong connections with jewellery

Jewellery: Wearable Glass

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