Glass Skills programme
Glass Skills 2013:
Twelve months of celebrations of exhibitions, events and workshops that explore the fusion of art and technique.
Glass Skills explores the part that glass-makers play in both keeping ancient skills alive, and in adapting them into innovative and original art for today.
As well as two major CGS-organised shows, there’ll be linked exhibitions with some of the most important organisations and galleries in the UK, presenting 'An Unbroken Line' of glassmaking skill, taking us from the ancient past, through the creative present and into the future.
There's a full-to-bursting online noticeboard packed with fine examples of where to see and buy contemporary glass, learn how to make it, refine your skills and see mesmeric demonstrations. There'll be an exciting conference at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, a quarterly magazine packed with tips and insights and all the best in who's who glass, and our online gallery will sparkle with range of complementary exhibitions and artist showcases.
All in all, we will present the ingenuity and sheer talent glass artists have at their fingertips – a legacy we can’t afford to lose.
So, join us on a journey of enchantment and discovery with Glass Skills 2013.
Movement and Light: Celebrating 10 years of studio glass by the ‘Just Glass’ group
Thursday, 6 June 2013 to Sunday, 28 July 2013
The Stables Gallery, Orleans House, London
Layne Rowe Showcase
Friday, 21 June 2013 to Saturday, 20 July 2013
An exhibition demonstrating the talent of resident artist Layne Rowe, who has previously exhibited at the V&A and presented talks at the Wallace Collection. London Glassblowing
Erwin Eisch – Clouds Have Been My Foothold All Along
Saturday, 29 June 2013 to Sunday, 22 September 2013
Erwin Eisch is internationally recognised as one of the key founders of the studio glass movement. Working in the small town of Frauenau in Bavaria, Eisch has used glass as an artistic medium from...
North East England