Glorious Glass Forum in Aylesbury

The next Glorious Glass Forum date is Saturday, 16th March 2019 add it to your diary.
Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury 

OPEN TO ALL - GLASS ARTISTS, ENTHUSIASTS OR THOSE SIMPLY CURIOUS! 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: £26 (lunch not included) - Booking essential - by 11th March at latest
To book - email and pay fee to our paypal account, with your name as reference 



Laura McKinley: Contradictions in Form, Texture, Scale, and Space
Laura has worked with glass for 13 years and been a resident at London Glass-
blowing since 2009. She recently completed an MA in Glass at the RCA, enabling her to challenge her previous artistic practice and broaden her understanding of the medium. Relationships play a huge part in her work, from the team she works with to those between the viewer and her glass. Laura is fascinated by the playfulness of children's toys and how forms invite the viewer into explore internal space, the play of light and shadow on the forms and the optical qualities of solid glass.
Vital Peeters: A Diversity of Techniques
Vital graduated from Oxford Brookes University in Fine Art and History of Art in 1987 and started his Glass Studio in Oxford in 1990.
He uses a wide variety of glass techniques which include fusing, sandblasting, painting and etching for the architectural work as well as casting and slumping. In 2000, he started carving stone as well. Most recently, he has explored clay sculpture. His glass studio and sculpture garden are open to the public every year for the Oxford Artweeks Festival.
Heike Brachlow: An Interaction of Colour, Form and Light
Heike studied glass at Wolverhampton University, followed in 2012 by a PhD from the RCA. She works as an artist and an educator/ lecturer, teaching at the RCA and institutions such as the Corning Museum of Glass. Her work is represented in many museums, both national and international.
Heike’s work explores the interaction of colour, form and light in glass solids. She makes forms capable of transformation with a focus on the investigation of transparent colour in glass. The work transforms depending on the viewing angle, in motion and with changing light conditions.
Helen Slater: The Optical Perception of Image in Glass.
Having graduated from the RCA with a MA in Glass Design, Helen began creating unique glass sculptures for both national and international gallery exhibition using kiln formed glass casting techniques. She is also a lecturer at De Montfort University whilst undertaking a PhD at the RCA.
Helen’s PhD research discusses our notion of ‘Space and Place’ and challenge our spatial perception. She asks questions about the observed three dimensional nature of an image and the possibility of fabricating a virtual space within glass.
10.00 am Registration
10.15 am Welcome
10.30 am Laura McKinley: “Contradictions in Form, Texture, Scale, and Space”
11.15 am Coffee break
11.35 am Vital Peeters: “A Diversity of Techniques”
12.20 pm Lunch break & exhibition viewing. (Lunch not included - cafe on site.)
1.35 pm Heike Brachlow: “An Interaction of Colour, Form and Light”
2.20 pm Helen Slater: “The Optical Perception of Image in Glass”.
3.05 pm Tea and set up for question time
3.20 pm Question time with speakers
4.00 pm Close
Laura McKinley
Vital Peeters in studio
Heike Brachlow
Helen Slater in studio