Alan J Poole is 'Dan Klein Associates', a collector and promoter of British and Irish contemporary glass and a former Director of North Lands Creative Glass. Dan Klein Associates: Over the years we have promoted contemporary glass in numerous ways such as through curating exhibitions, publishing books & exhibition catalogues and, writing previews, reviews & forwards of exhibitions for magazines. These days, I am now primarily, a promoter of British & Irish Contemporary Glass via a monthly news list/letter whilst still occassionally collecting glass. If you wish to be included in the news lists, please send me your exhibition, open studio, fauir or market information (and copy of your c.v., if you haven't already).
Shivashtie is a sculptor and artist working in a variety of media including ceramic, glass, metal, wood, brick and various painting mediums. Shivashtie explores reality and perception and works intuitively, letting materials speak for themselves and combining materials in ways which invite the viewer to question what they see.
I started work in glass with a Stained Glass Apprenticeship in 1990 working on new commissions, conservation and restoration. I was introduced to glass fusing in 1995, this has added another dimension to my work and I continue to explore kiln work in various forms.
I am an experienced kiln caster specialising in sculptural and installation pieces. My work is inspired by historical personal significance.