Stained Glass Artist Required Deadline: 30 June

Stained Glass Artist Required at Annahita Hessami
Deadline: 30 June
Description
We are looking for experienced lead light makers to join the team at Cut Glass Studio Ltd Must be proficient in drawing cut lines, cutting glass, leading and soldering.
How to Apply:
Please contact Annahita info@cutglassstudio.co.uk
Philip Bradbury Glass

Alison Kinnaird MBE: Art in Glass 2021 – Open Studio Exhibition

Alison Kinnaird MBE: Art in Glass 2021 – Open Studio Exhibition
August 1st-31st 2021, Daily 10am – 5pm or by appointment
Shillinghill Studios, Temple, EH23 4SH (Fringe Venue 244)
tel: 01875 830 328 or email: alisonkinnaird@gmail.com

https://www.alisonkinnaird.com/2021

This show features a range of work including new creations both intimate and on an architectural scale and will be held at Shillinghill Studios, Alison’s home and workplace.

Shillinghill (Edinburgh Festival Fringe Venue 244) is a large and airy converted church, where it is easy to observe all Covid regulations to give visitors a safe and enjoyable experience. The studios are also the base of Temple Records, which specialises in Scottish and Irish music and was founded by Alison’s husband, musician and producer Robin Morton.

If people would prefer a private view, this can be arranged, and appointments made by telephone are welcome.

 

Opal Seabrook workshop at The Glass Hub

We are very excited to be welcoming Opal Seabrook to The Glass Hub for a brand new masterclass with us. We are so excited that we are offering a place on this course to our list subscribers with an exclusive 10% discount. To take advantage of this offer simply click on the course below and enter the discount code SPECIAL10 at checkout.

Looking forward to the Autumn term and our calendar is filling up fast. We will have further exciting news to share soon about our new programme of classes and Masterclasses coming up in 2022.

If you have any queries at all then please get in touch (email is always best). Look forward to seeing you at The Glass Hub

FUSING WITH THE ‘WOW’ FACTOR
with Opal Seabrook
Thu 8 July 2021 – Sat 10 July 2021Explore ‘Pop Art’ in glass with the artist Opal Seabrook. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to discover how to build colourful, graphic 3D artworks in fused glass. Opal will share with you the techniques she has developed over ten years evolving her unique style.As you design, plan and create your masterpiece, Opal will guide you through the process from start to finish. After cutting designs from Spectrum and Bullseye sheets (using both hand-cutting and the Taurus ring saw), learn how to apply enamels using airbrush and other techniques to bring shading and finer detail to your design. Work is fired a minimum of one time prior to assembly and on the final day you will construct your multi-layered 3D design – Kapow!MORE INFO AND BOOKING

 

Our next guest lecture is tonight 16th June at 7.30pm “Five Weeks – Five Works” A talk by Julie Johnson and Eric Lemarié

You are invited to join in our CGS talk tonight- each week hosting guests who discuss their work, inspiration and challenges.
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At the beginning of the year we decided to set ourselves a challenge -five weeks for 5 ambitious and original and completely new works of art.
Creation is one of the biggest motivations of our passion for glass, but this is often put aside, due to the daily rhythm imposed by running a glass studio, and our fortunately successful company “Verglass”.
The challenge was also a way to escape, a way to surpass ourselves, to experiment to do our very best, for each of us, for our company and also to show our clients, our visitors, our team, just how versatile and amazing and fun glass can be.
 
CGS Members- Use your ZOOM LOG IN
 
Non-CGS members: https://www.cgs.org.uk/join-today/ and then email admin@cgs.org.uk for your ZOOM link!!

Reminder Call!! Glass Sellers’ CGS Graduate Glass Prize and New Graduate Review 2021

Deadline is 5pm on Monday, 12th July, 2021

CGS is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 Graduate Prize and New Graduate Review. We are delighted this year that the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London Charity Fund have helped fund the Prize and Review together with Professor Michael Barnes MC FRCP
CGS Glass Prize and New Graduate Review Application 2021

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic resulting in the cancellation of last year’s prize, all students graduating from a British and Irish accredited course both in 2020 and also in 2021 will be eligible to enter.

As we emerge from an exceedingly difficult year, CGS wish to support graduates at the beginning of what we hope will be a long career in glass making.

There will be a Winner and Second Prize plus two Runners-up prizes and several Commendations.  All will appear in  C.G.S’s New Graduate Review 2021.

PRIZES;

The first prize includes:

    • £500 cash
    • £200 vouchers from Creative Glass UK
    • A promotional package, including Cover & feature in the New Graduate Review
    • Two years’ C.G.S. Membership.
    • A year’s subscription to Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture magazine and Alan J Poole will provide a selection of glass related books

Second Prize

    • £150 cash
    • £100 voucher from Warm Glass, A Year’s Subscription to  Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture magazine and one year’s membership of CGS

2 x Runners Up

    • Two Runners-up will each receive £50 Vouchers from Pearsons Glass, A Year’s Subscription to  Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture magazine and a year’s C.G.S. Membership.

CGS New Graduate Review. This 16 page publication, will be circulated extensively to all colleges, museums, CGS members and will appear in Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture (circulated world-wide ), It is a wonderful opportunity to have your work seen by thousands of people.

CGS online exhibition – Online show on CGS website of all work featured in New Graduate Review.

You are invited to our next glass Zoom lecture: “Hidden, Forgotten, Invisible: The women artists who helped to replenish our stained glass heritage following the two world wars” A talk by Jacqui Fowler Wednesday, 9th June at 7.30pm

Following a career of over 20 years in the NHS as an administrator, project manager and complaints manager I moved from Loughborough in the East Midlands to Mumbles in Wales in 2016. The pull of living by the sea was compelling! I am constantly astounded by how beautiful the Gower is, the diversity of nature, birds, wildlife and the fresh air.

I have found a community of creative people, artists and makers of contemporary glass all across South Wales. I joined a glass class and my long held love of glass to make beautiful art has grown so much, that when the opportunity to undertake a BA in Architectural Glass arose I grabbed it with both hands.

Throughout my first year I noticed that all the examples of architectural glass that were revered, during lectures and day trips out, were designed by men: Christopher Whall; Thomas Denny; Marc Chagall; Edward Burne-Jones; Martin Donlin; John Piper; Patrick Reynteins; to name a few. This led me to question, if only men are ever successful at getting the big commissions, why am I doing this course? Or to paraphrase Linda Nochlin, “Why are there no great women [stained glass] artists?”.

The research for my dissertation into the contribution of women in replenishing Britain’s stained glass following the two world wars revealed a very different story. This talk will retell some of the stories I uncovered and hopefully burst the myth that there are no great women stained glass artists.

Having graduated with a First Class Honours Degree and won the John Corkhill Prize for Best Presentation in the Worshipful Company of Glaziers’ Stevens Competition for two years running, I am continuing my studies through a Master by Research.
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Exciting #opportunity for glass artists worldwide.

***Artist Opp** –
Follow the Twitter Link below for more details. #CGS share many more glass art opps on Twitter, so follow us there or tag us at #CGS #CGSGLASS
https://twitter.com/GlassArtSociety/status/1401871748455403525?s=20

CALL!!! Glass Sellers’ CGS Graduate Glass Prize and New Graduate Review

Glass Sellers’ CGS Graduate Glass Prize and New Graduate Review 2021

The deadline is 5pm on Monday, 12th July, 2021

CGS is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 Graduate Prize and New Graduate Review. We are delighted this year that the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London Charity Fund have helped fund the Prize and Review together with Professor Michael Barnes MC FRCP
CGS Glass Prize and New Graduate Review Application 2021

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic resulting in the cancellation of last year’s prize, all students graduating from a British and Irish accredited course both in 2020 and also in 2021 will be eligible to enter.

As we emerge from an exceedingly difficult year, CGS wish to support graduates at the beginning of what we hope will be a long career in glass making.

There will be a Winner and Second Prize plus two Runners-up prizes and several Commendations.  All will appear in  C.G.S’s New Graduate Review 2021.

PRIZES;

The first prize includes:

  • £500 cash
  • £200 vouchers from Creative Glass UK
  • A promotional package, including Cover & feature in the New Graduate Review
  • Two years’ C.G.S. Membership.
  • A year’s subscription to Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture magazine and Alan J Poole will provide a selection of glass related books

Second Prize

  • £150 cash
  • £100 voucher from Warm Glass, A Year’s Subscription to  Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture magazine and one year’s membership of CGS

2 x Runners Up

  • Two Runners-up will each receive £50 Vouchers from Pearsons Glass, A Year’s Subscription to  Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture magazine and a year’s C.G.S. Membership.

CGS New Graduate Review. This 16 page publication, will be circulated extensively to all colleges, museums, CGS members and will appear in Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture (circulated world-wide ), It is a wonderful opportunity to have your work seen by thousands of people.

CGS online exhibition – Online show on CGS website of all work featured in New Graduate Review.

 

Richard Jackson kindly talks us through successful glass photography.

Glass photography requires a combination of technique, skill, and knowledge. If you want to photograph glass, you should know that the glass will reflect any light or objects that are within your room as a whole. While this can be a challenge, there are a few techniques that can make this process a little easier.

Photographer Richard Jackson has very kindly put together a detailed guide on how to successfully photograph glass. We also recommend members work with a professional photographer to obtain superb results: https://www.cgs.org.uk/…/how-to-photograph-glass-for…/

A big thank you to Richard for his help and valuable information.

A Wing And A Prayer” Public Art Installation at RSPB Minsmere by Arabella Marshall

“A Wing And A Prayer” is the name of a large contemporary artwork made of glass that has recently been installed into the ruined chapel at RSPB Minsmere. It was made by Arabella Marshall in her studio in Brandeston and takes the form of a kind of window – luminous colour soaring into the sky from a building which has no roof and whose walls have eroded into irregular shapes of flint and brick.You will likely know that Minsmere is a fabulous wildlife location on the Suffolk coast comprising woods, heathland, wetlands, grasslands and shingle beach – all within view of the potentially expanding nuclear power station at Sizewell! The chapel sits on a grassy mound which was the original site of Leiston Abbey. Founded in C12th the monks pulled it down in 1363 to rebuild 2 miles in land. The chapel was left behind for prayer and contemplation until it was deserted during Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries and left over centuries to go to ruin.Littered with memories of more than one turbulent time in our history Minsmere is a place where seemingly opposing elements sit almost comfortably alongside each other. You might be eating your picnic on a WW2 lump of concrete whilst Canada geese honk in graceful formation overhead, wild flowers shimmer in the wind and you gaze upon the dome of a nuclear power station! This is what Arabella found so compelling 5 years ago when she first had the idea. Glowing like a jewel in the greens and ochres of the landscape “A Wing And A Prayer” is an offering, an addition to the Minsmere story – an expression of utter joy that also includes brokeness.The artwork in this location is a catalyst for a programme of events encouraging people to enjoy the landscape and to consider the impact the we as human beings have upon it. We have begun working with two artists, two Suffolk schools, Britten Pears Arts and Rural Coffee Caravan. Some of the activities are being redesigned and rescheduled due to current Covid restrictions. So far they include: drawing in the wild, walks and talks with the artist, children’s workshops leading to making a window for a school and wellbeing activites. We welcome new ideas! Please do get in touch. www.awingandaprayer.org.ukinfo@arabellamarshall.comA film about the project with stunning footage of the artwork in the glorious Minsmere surroundings can be viewed on the project web site and also on YouTube.Working in parntership with RSPB Minsmere this project has been made possible with contributions from: Arts Council England; Suffok Coast and Heaths Sustainable Development Fund, Community& Conservation Fund and Amenity and Accessibility Fund; Galloper Wind Farm; Hawke Optics; Nichol Young Foundation; Scarfe Trust and over 50 individuals. Permissions were granted by Historic England and Natural England.