Neon Workshops was set up in 2008 with an aim to expose, explore and teach neon as a method of expression and cultural production, as well as hoping to challenge common expectations of the material. Ideally located between Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Henry Moore Institute and the newly opened Hepworth Wakefield Gallery, Neon Workshops is the only arts organisation in Europe and Scandinavia to offer the general public a neon education, and exhibition programme as well as facility hire.
My first encounters with kiln formed glass were on a Foundation in Art and Design course in 2000. I was immediately captivated by the process. I spent 3 years on a part time Fine Art degree before getting my own kiln and following my instincts to make glass !
Peter Newsome PhD, ARBS, RBA is a professional sculptor who specialises in glass sculpture. He has exhibited widely in the UK and in New York and appeared on Sky TV across Europe.
I work with hot glass and cold working techniques and my pieces are sculptural. I like to play with the interior of a blown form creating a hidden world into which you need to look deeper to discover detail. I study at Wolverhampton University on an MA in Design and Applied Arts.