21st Century Engraved Glass Exhibition

The Guild of Glass Engravers’ national biennial exhibition of original engraved glass. The work displayed will include a wide range of engraving techniques and styles, ranging from traditional to contemporary. Much of the work will be for sale. There will also be engraving demonstrations and 'have a go' sessions.
Part of the International Festival of Glass 24 - 27 August 2012 www.ifg.org.uk
Opening times: 10am - 4pm
Any charges: Admission Free - small fee for have a go sessions

Blood & Bones - Solo exhibition by Patricia Niemann

The human body and its life and death has fascinated artists of all times. Blood & Bones gives an insight into the work of a maker who works across art forms. Also see the permanent displays celebrating the magical art of glassmaking. There is a glassmaking studio on site where visitors can watch and wonder at the glassblowers' skills.
Opening times: 12noon - 4.00pm Tues to Sun. Glassblowing studio 12noon - 4pm
Weds - Sun
Admission is free.
Any charges: Free
Venue: Broadfield House Glass Museum, Compton Drive, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 9NS.

Vessel lighting editions by Simon Moore

Simon Moore has crafted a collection of decorative lighting for the launch of Vessel Gallery lighting editions. A collaboration with glass artist bringing together craft and design in an innovative, functional yet beautiful way. His latest work demonstrates not only Moore’s unparalleled mastery of the glass medium, but his keen eye for colour and drama. As he says, ‘For me, to have an idea that my own skills could not achieve has always been unacceptable.

Out of the Stable

Mixed media exhibition featuring stained glass by Xavier White. A show of work by emerging and established artists, to coincide with the Olympics equestrian events in Greenwich Park, a five minute trot from the Equestrian Events in Greenwich Park. 1st, 2nd and 3rd best of show prizes. Private View 6-9pm 13 July.
Opening times: Opening times: Call to view 07 88 99 72 374
Any charges: Free
Venue: Xavier White’s, 26 Vanbrugh Park, Blackheath, London, S.E.3
Tel: 07 88 99 72 374
Email: Xavier xhw001@londonmet.co.uk

The Jerwood Makers Open

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Jerwood Makers Open commissions and showcase new work by emerging makers in the applied arts. Artists from across making disciplines. 2012 artists include Louis Thompson. Within the visual language of the glass vessel, Louis Thompson is concerned with themes of repetition and sequence, exterior and interior, containment and confinement, glass and solid, perception and illusion. He will use the Jerwood Makers Open commission to explore these themes in blown glass, on an architectural scale.

New works by Hanne Enemark

Enemark is a designer and maker with and understanding of the hot and cold qualities of glass. She draws heavily from her Scandinavian upbringing, the softness of her blown bubbles are in stark contrast to the addition of the hard gem like elements clustered at the foot or the rim of her pieces. The works are labour intensive and all pieces are hand blown and polished using age old techniques. The resultant forms celebrate the many conflicting qualities of glass, from airy fluidity to sharp rocky shards.
Opening times: 10am-6pm Mon to Sat
Any charges: Free

New Designers 2012, Part 1

New Designers is the UK’s most important graduate exhibition. Showing Textiles, Fashion, Contemporary Applied Arts, Ceramics & Glass and Jewellery & Precious Metalwork in Part 1.
Taking place over two weeks, New Designers is an event full of innovation and fresh thinking. Some of our most talented newly graduated designers from across the nation will come together this year for the 27th edition of New Designers.
Opening times: 3pm-9pm 27 June (Awards Preview 6.30pm-9pm) 10am – 6pm Thurs - Sat

‘Glass Games’ - Westminster Adult Education Service Summer Exhibition

A Summer Exhibition of glass by Level 3 glass students from Westminster Adult Education Service. Students have been working on the project ‘Glass Games’.
This vibrant show presents the results of stunning work, showcasing a breadth of talent, creativity and achievement.
Opening times: 12pm - 6pm Tues-Fri, 12pm - 4pm Sat, closed Sun-Mon
Private View on Tues 12 June: Invitation only
Any charges: Free
Venue: SW1 Gallery in Victoria, 12 Cardinal Walk, Roof Garden, Cardinal Place (off Victoria Street) London SW1 5JE
Tel: 020 7297729

Luminaries; pioneers in their field

One of the most important exhibitions of studio glass of the decade! Featuring Peter Bremers, Katharine Coleman, Keith Cummings, Anna Dickinson,Sam Herman, Alison Kinnaird, Peter Layton and Colin Reid. A fantastic overview, marking 50 years of Studio Glass, Peter Layton’s 75th Birthday & the 35th anniversary year of London Glassblowing.
Opening times: 10am – 6pm Mon - Sat
Any charges: Free Entry
Venue: 62-66 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UD UK
Tel: 020 7403 2800
Email: info@londonglassblowing.co.uk

Glass Couture by Jeremy Maxwell-Wintrebert

Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert has been working on large scale glass making for over a decade and Vessel is proud to present his first solo show in the UK. He creates incredibly large and complex filigree pieces that require the highest degree of skill to make, yet they are spontaneous, free and explosive at the same time. When Wintrebert is creating his large scale works, the spectacle is so amazing that it draws a huge audience from the surrounding area. His work often echoes the feeling of billowing textiles on the brink of collapse and the pieces combine both power and frailty.


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