Saturday, 13th October, 2018 from 10.00am to 4.00pm

MAIDSTONE MUSEUM - St. Faith's Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1LH

Celebrating 20 Years of CGS, this is a chance to hear from 4 glass artists using a range of different glass techniques. They will talk about their work and what inspires them about Glorious Glass!

Cost: £25 (lunch not included) Booking essential - by 8th October at latest.
To book - www.museum.maidstone.gov.uk/whats-on/events/glassmakers-forum


Max Jacquard: An Alchemy of Possibilities
Max is an explorer and innovator working with kiln glass forming techniques. Over 30 years, his unique methods have developed in response to ideas of a more poetic nature The V & A Glass collection includes his “Brick Man” and he won the 1996 British Glass Biennale.. Recently he has created large-scale interior and exterior installations using cast components. The material is always at the centre of his practice; the journey is constantly evolving, finding new forms of expression. His talk covers many aspects in this alchemy of possibilities.
Hannah Gibson - Sweet Nothings. Recycling Narratives
Whilst studying Geology at the University of Edinburgh, Hannah was fascinated by the reactions between various elements, metals and compounds, leading to a passion for the alchemy of glass. Capturing the nostalgic imagery of childhood and exposing hidden narratives through cast sculptural glass stands at the core of her work. “Sweet Nothings” is a series of individual Cast Glass figures, developed whilst studying for her MA in Glass at UCA Farnham.

Stoney Parsons- Limits to Limitless
An architectural glass artist, Stoney has always loved the beauty of hand-blown glass. Beginning with domestic commissions using traditional leaded glass techniques, she later worked in public contemporary architectural settings, using modern technologies and techniques. Contacts with German studios have been a big influence. Stoney works with vitreous enamels from watercolour design using painting on canvas plus digitally exploring ideas to formulate designs. From Limits to Limitless examines this journey.

Louis Thompson: Co:LAB
In 2011, Louis completed his Masters degree at the RCA. In 2012 he won the Jerwood Makers Prize Commission and the Best Exhibit Prize at the British Glass Biennale. His work has been exhibited in the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA. Louis has worked with and taught glass artists and created installations for various museums and international exhibitions. He has completed residencies in Belgium,, Tacoma and this year on the Maldives. He is London based ,running a studio with two other artists.

PROGRAMME; 10.00 am Registration
10.15 am Welcome
10.30 am Max Jacquard - “An Alchemy of Possibilities”
11.10 am Coffee break
11.40 am Hannah Gibson – “Sweet Nothings. Recycling Narratives”
12.15 pm Lunch break & exhibition viewing. (Lunch not included - cafe on site.)
1.30 pm Stoney Parsons – “Limits to Limitless”
2.10 pm Louis Thompson – “Co:LAB”
2.50 pm Tea and set up for question time
3.10 pm Question time with speakers
3.30 pm CGS AGM
4.00 pm Close