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Norris, Linda

Linda Norris
Linda Norris
Her House is Air
Photo by Toril Brancher
Cysgod y Coed
Linda Norris and Rachel Phillips
Bonne Maman
Linda Norris
Conwy Castle Windows (with Rachel Philips)
Linda Norris
Birth of The Simple Light
Linda Norris
Blue Fields
Linda Norris
Campion Fields
Linda Norris
Economy of Scale
Linda Norris
Linda Norris

Having been working as a painter for over 30 years, I came to glass 10 years ago while exploring materials that would enable me to extend and develop my practice. In particular I wanted to find ways to make work with more conceptual content. The dialogue which occurs between the contemporary and the traditional, art and science which is integral to working with glass is a constant inspiration.

Details about work or recent projects

In 2019 I have shown work in London Glassblowing Gallery’s Inspired exhibition and have been invited to exhibit at Glasrijk glass festival in Holland in October. With the support of a CPD grant from Artists Information Company I visited the Venice Biennale in May and attended a workshop with Kirstie Rea at Silvia Levenson’s studio.

In 2017 my work, Profile, was exhibited at The British Glass Biennale and I completed a commission with Rachel Phillips to make 5 windows for Beaumaris Castle in North Wales.

In 2016 I was commissioned by The Contemporary Art Society for Wales to make work in response to the museum collection, for which I made Gruel, a piece cast from Narberth Workhouse ladle.

My exhibition ob•serve - colours of an island in 2016 represented 18 months work based on my residency at Skokholm Island Bird Observatory in Wales. The residency, was rooted in examining observation as the basis of scientific and artistic research and seeing what I could learn from scientific methodologies.

My aim for this project was to focus my practice, I wanted to find ways in which I could develop new work that used my knowledge and skills as a painter and my passion for colour, and gave expression to the conceptual ideas which concern me. The work is predominantly painting, with four laminated and fused glass pieces which represent the next phase of my research - exploring how to develop these painterly concerns in glass.

I have undertaken a number of architectural glass commissions in collaboration with artist, Rachel Phillips. These include making 3 stained glass panels for Conwy Castle in North Wales, and an eight panel sandblasted glass screen for sheltered accommodation for the Family Housing Association in Crymych.

In 2012 I won the international Warm Glass Prize and in 2013 I won the Adrian Henri poetry in Art Prize for my sculpture, 'Her House is Air'.

Llwynon, Maenclochog
Clynderwen Dyfed SA66 7LB
United Kingdom
Phone: 01437 532580
Casting, Leaded and stained, Painting
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