Technique:Casting, Hot glass, Kiln work


Discipline:Decorative, Design, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Exhibition, Networking

Product:Public art, Sculptural, Sculpture

Country:United Kingdom

Anthony McCabe

I studied Glass and Ceramics but moved into Industry for thirty years, only returning back into the Arts when studying on an MA in 'Applied Art and Design' at Wolverhampton University in 2017. I specialised in Hot glass. My blown forms are influenced from the shape of the 'Amphora', a shape known to the Romans and before them the people of Mesopotamia (now Iran/Iraq) an area that caught my imagination after a guided visit to the British Museum's Middle Eastern Section and it was explained how Mesopotamia helped found many things we use as a basis in Western civilization. (ie. They counted in base sixty, which reflects in how we count time, they developed the first laws and rules of mathematics, the the first cities were designed by them).

Exhibited in the ‘Life Forms’ exhibition at the Pyramid Gallery, York. Sept – October 2021
Curated and Exhibited at Ingestre Orangery, in Staffordshire, with the ‘Moving into the Light’ Exhibition along with the artists from Gallery@12 in May 2021.
Designed and Produced the Online exhibition ‘A Glass Garden’, Ingestre Orangery, Staffordshire. July 2020 (published on YouTube. ).
Exhibited with the Online exhibition ‘Life Forms’ at the Pyramid Gallery, York. June 2020
Demonstrated glass blowing at the Red Cone museum, Stourbridge,for the International Festival of Glass, August 2019.
Exhibited at ‘World of Glass Museum’, St Helen’s, with the CGS in October 2019.
Exhibited at ‘3rd Session of Hejian Craft Glass Design & Creation Exhibition and Competition’ China 2018
Exhibited at the ‘Courtyard’ gallery, Wolverhampton University (March- June 2018) with
‘The Fertile Crescent’ Exhibition.

In November 2018 Two pieces from a series of Amphora vessels called the ‘Fertile Crescent’ won the ‘Silver’ medal and a second the medal for ‘Excellent Work’ in the ‘3rd Session of China (Hejian) Craft Glass Design & Creation Exhibition and Competition’ at Ming Shangde Glass Museum, China.

In December 2019 these two pieces were bought by the Shangde Museum in Hejian, China for their collection.

2022 Exhibiting on the ‘Glass Garden’ stand at the RHS Chelsea flower show with my glass flowers, Work on the concept of ‘What if flowers were formed from glass? The pieces ‘Tulip’ ‘Lily’ and ‘Seed pod’ on display are ALL made from recycled glass! The work was done for 2022, the designated International Year of Glass.

'The Glass Garden'; The first collection of Amphora for a Triptych with glass. An exhibition at the restored Ingestre Orangery and gardens. , Designer and Photography A.McCabe

2022 The RHS Chelsea flower show. What if flowers were made of glass? Greenhouse display on the Glass Garden stand. 'L to R', 'Seed pod' ,'Lily' and 'Tulip'. , Photography Alan Applin.

What if flowers were made of glass? Lily Top stopper. , Photography Alan Applin.

A work in progress, building a Greenhouse for Chelsea flower show 2022. Some rare glass plants. No watering needed. , Photography Anthony McCabe.

'Dispensation of Knowledge' (The glass eggs represent different ideas in society). The text on the support reads 'We are drowning in Knowledge whilst starving for Wisdom'. , Photography A.McCabe

The RHS Chelsea flower show 2022. Amphora Triptych 'A Glass Garden'. What if flowers were made of glass? , Photography Alan Applin.

'Chelsea Visitor,' RHS Show 2022. Taking time off from the Antiques Road Show. , Photography G.Argent

What if flowers were made of glass? Tulips were a craze in Holland in the 1600's, the bulbs selling for the price of a house. , Photography Anthony McCabe.

What if flowers were made of glass? 'Seed Pod' on support. , Photography Anthony McCabe.