Current Exhibition

“Graduates Work the Next Generation”-an online glass exhibition curated by The Contemporary Glass Society

Current Exhibition

“Graduates Work the Next Generation”-an online glass exhibition curated by The Contemporary Glass Society

“Graduates Work the Next Generation”- an online glass exhibition curated by The Contemporary Glass Society

Showing from From 11th October – 20th November 2021, and then permanently in the CGS online gallery.

This exhibition aims to show the ingenuity and breadth of work from the next generation of makers.

Due to Covid 19 and the disruption of course work last year, all students graduating from a British & Irish accredited course in 2020 and 2021 were be eligible to enter this show.

27 extraordinary glass graduates boast an eclectic array of glass art that has never been shown like this before!

CGS are extremely proud to be exhibiting both these glass graduates and their work in this format for the first time.

Launched on:11th October 2021



Artist:Wei Ding

Email:Ins: ding.1117 Facebook: Wei Ding bh70dr@student.sunderland.ac.uk

Title:A Love Letter To Myself

Description: This theme aims to think about the existence of the artist’s herself. In daily life, she has a lot of roles, such as a daughter, a sister, a student and etc. So she thinks ‘Wei Ding’ is also a role for herself in some sense, but she feels a little bit confused about what is its responsibility? Or how to perform it well? So she wrote diaries to record her thoughts and found out the trace of ‘Wei Ding’. As De Botton and Armstrong said, “Art is the media through which we came to know ourselves.”

Price: 1500 euros

Photo Credit: Cate Watkinson

Dimension: Glass and Ceramic, 107cm×3cm×107cm

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Artist:Giles Fearon

Email: gilesfearon1@gmail.com https://gilesfearon1.wixsite.com/gilesfearon

Title:Natural Fluidity

Description: This project stemmed from my dissertation where I researched how nature and mindfulness combined could positively benefit one’s creativity. Through my piece, the aim is for the user/interactor to pause and perhaps experience a moment or more of mindful thought and perhaps release some of their innate creativity.
It seemed a natural progression for me to want to represent the ‘mindful breath’ which is an established part of meditative practice.This symbolized for me how this work should be made.

Contact: Manchester Metropolitan University- Three Dimensional Design

Price: £3000 (all three + base)

Dimension: D25-35cm Base: L75cm x W40cm

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Artist:Alison McKenna

Email: alisonmc1985@hotmail.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alison_wonderlandart/

Title:500 Steps : Center & Balance

Description: My project began as a process of taking 500 steps to the beach & creatively stacking indigenous rocks in a meditative manner. Incorporating cast glass rocks as a means I captured a light source within the stacked sculptures. I photographed the sculptures & these photographs became my final pieces.

Contact: National College of Art & Design, Dublin.BA Fine Art.

Details: Collection of 12 A3 Fine Art photographic Prints

Price: €80 per A3 print un- framed

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Artist:Pratibha Mistry

Email:pratibha_mistry@hotmail.co.uk #pratibhamistryglass

Title:Hypoxia (2020)

Description: Modelled around the human torso, Hypoxia depicts the feelings of suffocation, fragility and restraint, akin to the experiences of patients suffering from COVID-19.



Contact: University of the Creative Arts. MA Glass

Details: Glass (pâte de verre) mounted with metal dissection pins

Price: NFS

Dimension: 380 x 390 mm

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Artist:Grace Allen

Email: Instagram @Grace.a_crafts https://graceallencrafts.wixsite.com/glass Grace.e.allen98@gmail.com

Title:Coursing Onward

Description: Inspired by the pulling, twisting an extruding of Blackpool rock sweets. This collection nods to personal new beginnings, moving forward and going with the flow. Being lost in the vastness and finding comfort in coursing patterns. The forms connect with disjointed and conflicting emotions.

Contact: De Montfort University. Design crafts Ba (Hons)

Dimension: Green piece 120mm tall, top diameter 70mm Pink piece 120mm tall, top diameter 70mm Blue piece 180mm, top diameter 55mm

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Artist:Gemma Hollis

Email: @gemmahollisglass Facebook: Gemma Hollis Glass gemmahollisglass@gmail.com

Title:What a bird watcher sees

Description: Symbolic blown glass, which uses shape, size, colour, and pattern to capture what a birdwatcher uses to identify a bird. The glass is perched upon wood to build upon this imagery of birds in someone’s garden. This collection was created to capture the moments people turned to their gardens and open areas to see nature whilst in the national lockdown.

Left piece- The Bumbarrels. Three sculpted blown glass forms, with pink, black and white spirals. Sitting upon a sustainably sourced yew base

Height:19cm Width: 20cm Depth:14.5cm

Middle- The Nuthatch. Sculpted blown glass form, with blue and light pink spirals. Sitting upon a sustainably sourced yew base.

Height:14cm Width:15cm Depth:10cm

Right- Blackbird. Sculpted blown glass with black and yellow spirals. Sitting upon a sustainably sourced yew base.

Height: 23cm Width:26.5cm Depth: 22cm


Contact: De Montfort University, Leicester Design Crafts Ba (Hons)

Details: The Bumbarrels. Three sculpted blown glass forms, with pink, black and white spirals. Sitting upon a sustainably sourced yew base

Photo Credit: Olly Freemantle

Dimension: H:19cm W: 20cm D:14.5cm H:14cm W:15cm D:10cm H: 23cm W:26.5cm D: 22cm

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Artist:Áine Ryan

Email:aineryan2015@gmail.com https://aineryanart.wordpress.com/ https://www.instagram.com/aine_ryan_art/

Title:Bound

Description: By looking to my past and my rural upbringing, I explore the complex ties that bind us to past generations, traditions and the physical landscape. In my work I try to understand the love-hate relationship we have with the land as both a lover and a slave to it. My interaction with materials and objects of the rural landscape become creative catalysts stirring memories as they move through my hands. By using glass I aim to highlight the fragile connections that exist to our past and cultural heritage. On the other hand, it’s the durability of glass that also illustrates how strongly these connections are felt by those raised on the land. Universal themes of identity, belonging, and place can be found within my work - my sites of memory.

Contact: MTU Crawford College of Art and Design

Details: cast glass, discarded wellington, scraith sod from nearby bog

Price: €660

Photo Credit: Sean Daly

Dimension: L210cm x W6cm x H5cm

Shop: Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Applied Art

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Artist:Wai Yan Choi

Email:Phone: +85290206984/ 07591541241 Email: Waiyan.choi@network.rca.ac.uk Website: waiyanchoi.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/waiyanchoiglass/

Title:Inner Boundaries

Description: This series of work is a material investigation project, combining incompatible materials: Clear Bullseye glass, alkali metal, solid low melting point metal and metal oxide. Due to a different contraction rate, reactive and solid metals are not traditionally used in glass production. This series of work showcases how boundaries between materials can be crossed.
Stimutaniously, I used material metaphorically : the flawlwss transparency of glass to represent the environment and the metal to represent man made pollutants that's break the balance of the ecosystem. If combined in certain ways, they are destructive to each other. Yet, under controlled circumstances, environment and human development can coexist and even stimulate something new. I want to use my work to convey a positive vision for the current pandemic and environmental pollution crisis. Our life will return to a new normal, and we can find a way to coexist with nature before the apocalypse arrives.

Contact: Royal College of Arts

Details: 4 x 5 x 7.5 cm per element (Overall dimensions vary with different compositions)

Price: £2500 for the whole set of 23 Cubes and Stands

Photo Credit: Junwei Chen

Dimension: Ceramics and Glass MA 2021

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Artist:Sacha Delabre

Email:sachadela@gmail.com sachadelabre.uk @sacha_dela__

Title:Bon Appetit

Description: 25x25x25cm

Price: £200

Photo Credit: Marco Gongalves

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Artist:Nanu Hodson

Email:nanuhodson223@gmail.com

Title:Design Migration

Description: Historically the Paisley design stems from Indian embroidery motifs, handed down through generations of families. It is a stylised depiction of a mango, the national fruit of India.

Although it is of Indian origin, the Paisley was named in Scotland which to me represents the changing nature of design and how it can be translated across cultures.

Contact: Morley College, London

Details: Level 3 BTEC in Art & Design

Photo Credit: Clair Griffiths

Dimension: Uneven strip cut contruction fired within a steel former, the piece is 20cm from tip to base

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Artist:Catherine Dunstan

Email:@catherinedunstanglass www.catherinedunstanglass.co.uk 07955002776 Catherine@catherinedunstanglass.co.uk

Title:Support System

Description: Support System is a pair of companion pieces that form part of my Fragments series. Originally part of a larger piece that failed, the broken pieces are a physical record of the risks I take in the hot shop. The broken pieces were angled and sharp, revealing the depth of the kiln-formed pattern within, so I decided to utilise these breaks and finish the objects as though the breaks were always intended to be there.
They are jewel-like, imperfect in their irregularity but polished to a full shine. I feel like they’re saying, ‘We tried, we failed; but we showed up anyway.’ The parallel of that feeling to how I feel about my experience of motherhood (which is a big driver behind my practice) was obvious and easy to align. I feel these polished fragments quite literally stand up proudly holding space for the reality of processing difficult experiences, feeling like a failure, and then still showing up.


Details: @catherinedunstanglass www.catherinedunstanglass.co.uk 07955002776 Catherine@catherinedunstanglass.co.uk

Price: (sold as pair) £175

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Artist:Moonju Suh

Email:monicarhapsody@outlook.com / Instagram: @playful_temperature

Title:Happiness Diary

Description: Happiness Diary' is a series of artwork, which ultimately focuses on the idea of 'seeking and valuing happiness'.
I believe people often hide their true emotions and personalities. There are many reasons for people hiding their true feelings. But, I argue, one of the most plausible reasons could be that none of us willingly expose their weakness or vulnerabilities.

Contact: Edinburgh College of Art.................. Type of qualification…...........Master of Fine Arts

Price: £1700

Dimension: 9 x 9 x 16 (cm)

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Artist:Kay Ford

Email:kjford@gmail.com.

Title:Developments in Medicine

Description: Cast glass (Bullseye) with inclusions of metal displayed as a series of petri dishes. Paying tribute to the developments in medicine.

University Centre Hastings
1st class honours BA Designer Maker

Dimension: 10cm diameter

Shop: www.kayfordglassandmetal.com

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Artist:Ossin Hanrahan

Email:ossin.hanrahan@mycit.ie https://www.instagram.com/ossinhanrahan/

Title:Meandering lines

Description: Growing up I found communication extremely difficult. I had a very pronounced lisp as a child, and spent several years in speech therapy. In addition I am extremely dyslexic, which leads me to having a fascination with communication and understanding and a strong desire to express myself.
In this piece I implemented times tables patterns for the linear designs and the chaos of kiln gods who helped to manipulate the overall shape into something more than I originally planned. This piece has changed several times in an organic way as the materials demanded.

Contact: Crawford College of art and design CIT. BA honours Contemporary Applied Art

Details: cast glass, 23x12x40cm, crystal clear bullseye glass

Price: £6000

Photo Credit: Philip Williums

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Artist:Georgia Stone

Email:ggstone@hotmail.co.uk www.georgiastoneart.com/bio Instagram: @georgegstone

Title:Dancing Vessels

Description: Two vessels standing together interacting with one another. The swirling colours give an added movement to the shape of these vessels. The bright pink and orange contrasting colours show a happy interaction - a dance.

Contact: Farnham, UCA - Glass, BA (Hons)

Details: Blown Glass, Two vessels, Approx size: On Right (30cm H) On Left (25cm H)

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Artist:Jacqui Farrell-Fowler

Email:Jacqui.fowler@btopenworld.com www.jacquifowler.co.uk Inst: @jacquifowlerglass

Title:A meditation on womanhood

Description: Inspired by the life and work of women stained-glass artists, this piece is a meditational mandala made up of symbols for the characteristics and nature of women. Pomegranate seeds for creative productivity, teasel seed heads for resilience and assertiveness and the beautiful, luscious peach, an ancient Chinese symbol for the feminine.

Contact: University of Wales, Trinity St David (2017-2020)

Details: BA Hons Architectural Glass (1st Class)

Price: NFS

Dimension: A circular leaded piece, 300mm in diameter. Sandblasted, acid etched and hand painted with vitreous paint and enamels.

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Artist:Ben Bavin

Email:benbavin.glass@gmail.com https://benbglass.com @benbglass Instagram

Title:SIMULACRUM

Description: 5 blown glass vessels made from a laser cut blow mould of a low poly version of the Venus de Milo statue. 4 clear versions and one golden mirrored version.

Contact: Plymouth College of Art

Details: H40cm W10cm D10cm X5 4800g

Photo Credit: Abbie Gray (@abbiegrayphotography on instagram https://www.abbiegrayphotography.com/ )

Dimension: BA (Hons) Ceramics & Glass

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Artist:Elizabeth Simms

Email:- simmse@hotmail.com - @e.s.design_ (instergram)

Title:Menstr-hood’

Description: Outgrown Home’ 2021
(Hand blown Glass, sandblasted, iron filings, sediment)
‘Broken Body of a Bloated Beast’ 2021
(Mould blown glass, life cast, iron filings, sediment)
‘Unstained Youth’ 2021
(Mould blown glass, life cast, sandblasted, iron filings, sediment)
This series features life-sized female body forms casted from the artist herself and mould blown using glass. These three pieces (left to right) ‘Outgrown Home’, ‘Broken Body of a Bloated Beast’ and ‘Unstained Youth’ express the progression of the self from childhood through to puberty. The series was inspired by how it feels to suddenly be faced with dealing with your monthly menstrual cycle and how it can impact the self and body.
This sculptural interpretation of the struggles which come with menstruation aims to initiate and encourage everyone of all genders and ages to share their own experiences and learn from others.

Contact: Plymouth College of Art

Photo Credit: Lorna Absley

Dimension: BA (Hons) 3D Design Crafts

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Artist:Charlie Vinten

Email: charliemichaela99@hotmail.com Instagram: @cvinten_craft Facebook: CVinten Crafting

Title:Take a Breath

Description: This blown glass is part of a series with different ergonomic structures to fit into the hands of the user to initiate a tactile sensation. The lavender and chamomile infused flowers evoke stillness and serenity and create bubbles in the glass due to the gases released in the infusion stage.


Contact: De Montfort University

Details: 5 layers of glass: clear, blue, white and infused flowers, pink and purple, clear.

Price: £225

Photo Credit: Oliver Freemantle

Dimension: 25x10x10cm

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Artist:Belinda King

Email:@bjk_designs on Instagram

Title:Fraternal

Description: The inspiration for my graduating work comes from the relationship that I have with my twin sister. One of the greatest experiences in my life is being a twin and this project has allowed me to look at a topic which is unique for my viewpoint. Our personalities are shown throughout the small details of the designs, and both pieces fit together as a pair.

Contact: De Montfort University

Price: NFS

Photo Credit: Matte Studio

Dimension: 20cm x 27.5cm

Shop: BA (Hons) Design Crafts

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Artist:Luisa Carmen Martin Lopez

Email:lcmartinlopez@gmail.com

Title:The Four Seasons

Description: The four overlayered, fused and polished blocks are inspired by the four seasons. A lino carved design of woodland printed in the glass is the link along the year through the variations of colours of each season represented by the choices of different colours, types of glass, or techniques as sandblasting to achieve different effects.

Photo Credit: Michael Redina

Dimension: Four blocks of 10x7x2 cm each. Printed, over layered and fused glass. One of in Float glass, another in Bullseye and two in Spectrum.

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Artist:Steven Graham

Email:steven@in-glass.uk https://www.in-glass.uk https://www.facebook.com/stevengrahaminglass/ https://www.instagram.com/steveninglass/

Title:Allison

Description: Traditional leaded stained glass panel created using acid etched flashed glass, vitreous paints and enamels, hire fire stain, glue chipped texturing and 24crt & 22crt gold leaf water gilding. The panel is installed into a black framed dimmable LED light box.
This panel was commissioned in memory of Allison, who lost her fight with cancer. Having spent time speaking with the client, and listening to the many wonderful stories of Allison, I worked on designs that captured those aspects of her life that were important to her and which resonate her personality:
Yellow roses – These were Allison’s favourite flower and featured in her wedding bouquet
Family names and relevant dates have been entwined into the flourishing rose bush background
VW logo – her love of the classic camper van
Candles – a gift guaranteed to bring a smile to her face
Nice cakes – all friends and family associated a good day out with Allison would involve quality cakes.
Bumble bee – the logo for the Beatson Cancer Centre, Glasgow where Allison received her treatment and for whom she and her friends and family assisted with fund raising
Neck scarves – Allison had a scarf for every occasion, another gift idea
The overall design reflects the client’s interest in the art deco era, and with Alphonse Mucha after their visit to Prague. This design created a foil for so many disparate elements to be combined into a pleasing and respectful aesthetic, which reflects her life and personality.

University of Stirling Batchelor of Arts with Honours in Art & Design

Photo Credit: Ian Marshall

Dimension: 397mm x 447mm

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Artist:Marianne Le Gallo

Email:mariannelegallo.com @mariannelegallostudio

Title:Gunnera Manicata 2021

Description: I think about the shelf life of the objects I produce and with that in mind, I minimise waste and/or use waste materials. Gunnera Manicata is made of 6.5Kgs of Gordon’s Gin bottles. This concern is rather more ethical than it is conceptual. I want to bring the outside in rather than impose on nature. To a certain extent, I am remediating nature in the hope that my output will draw attention to our natural surroundings. I went about casting various textures of a dead Gunnera leaf.

Details: Glass MFA 2021, Edinburgh College of Art

Price: Price on demand to a gallery/museum where the work will be publicly accessible/exhibited (NFS to private collections).

Dimension: 40cm x 40cm at its widest, 5cm depth & 6.5 Kgs.

Shop: https://www.graduateshow.eca.ed.ac.uk/portfolio/marianne-le-gallo

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Artist:Rosie Perrett

Email:rosieperrett4@gmail.com. Instagram - @rosieperrettdesign. Facebook – RosiePerrettDesign. Artsthreads : https://www.artsthread.com/profile/rosieperrett/

Title:The Influence of Colour.

Description: During my daily lockdown walks, I started to notice the beautiful stained-glass doors around my neighbourhood which I had never noticed before. The slow pace of life in lockdown forced me, like many, to take enjoyment in things usually categorised as ‘mundane’. I became fascinated by the beautiful craftsmanship of stained glass and by the joy this artistry brought me; how my walks through my neighbourhood gallery of doors were able to lift my mood in this slow-paced life.

Contact: Demontfort University, Leicester.

Details: One piece of blown glass work, first image full piece, second image close up. Size of glass work : 18x15cm.

Photo Credit: Matte Studios UK

Dimension: BA Honours in Design Crafts, Class of 2021.

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Artist:Helen Slater Stokes

Email:helenslaterglass@aol.com www.helenslaterglass.com @helenslaterglass Inst @helenslaterglass Twitter: @hslaterglass

Title:Virtual Landscape

Description: This is a lenticular artwork that depicts a virtual rendering of a place that no longer exists. Here the fabrication of a perceptible memory of this place enables its preservation, stopping time and space within it’s boundaries. As the viewer moves around the piece they perceive this place as a three-dimensional space within the glass casting, that animates and transitions in synch with the observer. A time in space is held, captured, within the glass.


Contact: The Royal College of Art. PHD.

Price: £3950.00

Photo Credit: Esta Segarra

Dimension: 29 x 24 x 5 cm

Shop: https://www.artwavewest.com/gallery-artists/helen-slater/

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Artist:Kate Courtney-Taylor

Title:Untethered

Description: Untethered embodies the contradictions in life. The glass signifies clarity, weightlessness and the sublime. The metal shows unease, permanency and the disjointedness of our existence. The piece explores the fragile connection we all experience between safety and jeopardy, between stability and allowing our lives to soar.

Details: kate_courtney_taylor@hotmail.co.uk https://www.katecourtney-taylor.co.uk/

Price: NFS

Dimension: 36x 29 x 70cm (HxDxW)......

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Artist:Yixue Yang

Email:yangyixuenc@163.com Facebook: Yixue Young Ins:young.7902

Title:Progression

Description: ‘‘All things in the world are born from 'being', 'being' is born from 'nothing''', Lao Zi said. Yixue Yang intends to transfer negative space to positive space by ink and glass, showing the progression from ‘yin’ to ‘yang’. Yixue repeats the works, making them in a line to create the suggestion that there is no beginning and no end. Like Piero Manzoni's idea, ''the Linea does not measure metres or kilometres, but is zero, not zero as the end, but as the beginning of an infinite series.''

Details: Glass &ink

Price: £3000

Dimension: 280cm x70cm x25cm

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A Love Letter To Myself
Natural Fluidity
500 Steps : Center & Balance
Hypoxia (2020)
Coursing Onward
What a bird watcher sees
Bound
Inner Boundaries
Bon Appetit
Design Migration
Support System
Happiness Diary
Developments in Medicine
Meandering lines
Dancing Vessels
A meditation on womanhood
SIMULACRUM
Menstr-hood’
Take a Breath
Fraternal
The Four Seasons
Allison
Gunnera Manicata 2021
The Influence of Colour.
Virtual Landscape
Untethered
Progression

Artist:Wei Ding

Email:Ins: ding.1117 Facebook: Wei Ding bh70dr@student.sunderland.ac.uk

Title:A Love Letter To Myself

Description: This theme aims to think about the existence of the artist’s herself. In daily life, she has a lot of roles, such as a daughter, a sister, a student and etc. So she thinks ‘Wei Ding’ is also a role for herself in some sense, but she feels a little bit confused about what is its responsibility? Or how to perform it well? So she wrote diaries to record her thoughts and found out the trace of ‘Wei Ding’. As De Botton and Armstrong said, “Art is the media through which we came to know ourselves.”

Price: 1500 euros

Photo Credit: Cate Watkinson

Dimension: Glass and Ceramic, 107cm×3cm×107cm

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Artist:Giles Fearon

Email: gilesfearon1@gmail.com https://gilesfearon1.wixsite.com/gilesfearon

Title:Natural Fluidity

Description: This project stemmed from my dissertation where I researched how nature and mindfulness combined could positively benefit one’s creativity. Through my piece, the aim is for the user/interactor to pause and perhaps experience a moment or more of mindful thought and perhaps release some of their innate creativity.
It seemed a natural progression for me to want to represent the ‘mindful breath’ which is an established part of meditative practice.This symbolized for me how this work should be made.

Contact: Manchester Metropolitan University- Three Dimensional Design

Price: £3000 (all three + base)

Dimension: D25-35cm Base: L75cm x W40cm

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Artist:Alison McKenna

Email: alisonmc1985@hotmail.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alison_wonderlandart/

Title:500 Steps : Center & Balance

Description: My project began as a process of taking 500 steps to the beach & creatively stacking indigenous rocks in a meditative manner. Incorporating cast glass rocks as a means I captured a light source within the stacked sculptures. I photographed the sculptures & these photographs became my final pieces.

Contact: National College of Art & Design, Dublin.BA Fine Art.

Details: Collection of 12 A3 Fine Art photographic Prints

Price: €80 per A3 print un- framed

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Artist:Pratibha Mistry

Email:pratibha_mistry@hotmail.co.uk #pratibhamistryglass

Title:Hypoxia (2020)

Description: Modelled around the human torso, Hypoxia depicts the feelings of suffocation, fragility and restraint, akin to the experiences of patients suffering from COVID-19.



Contact: University of the Creative Arts. MA Glass

Details: Glass (pâte de verre) mounted with metal dissection pins

Price: NFS

Dimension: 380 x 390 mm

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Artist:Grace Allen

Email: Instagram @Grace.a_crafts https://graceallencrafts.wixsite.com/glass Grace.e.allen98@gmail.com

Title:Coursing Onward

Description: Inspired by the pulling, twisting an extruding of Blackpool rock sweets. This collection nods to personal new beginnings, moving forward and going with the flow. Being lost in the vastness and finding comfort in coursing patterns. The forms connect with disjointed and conflicting emotions.

Contact: De Montfort University. Design crafts Ba (Hons)

Dimension: Green piece 120mm tall, top diameter 70mm Pink piece 120mm tall, top diameter 70mm Blue piece 180mm, top diameter 55mm

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Artist:Gemma Hollis

Email: @gemmahollisglass Facebook: Gemma Hollis Glass gemmahollisglass@gmail.com

Title:What a bird watcher sees

Description: Symbolic blown glass, which uses shape, size, colour, and pattern to capture what a birdwatcher uses to identify a bird. The glass is perched upon wood to build upon this imagery of birds in someone’s garden. This collection was created to capture the moments people turned to their gardens and open areas to see nature whilst in the national lockdown.

Left piece- The Bumbarrels. Three sculpted blown glass forms, with pink, black and white spirals. Sitting upon a sustainably sourced yew base

Height:19cm Width: 20cm Depth:14.5cm

Middle- The Nuthatch. Sculpted blown glass form, with blue and light pink spirals. Sitting upon a sustainably sourced yew base.

Height:14cm Width:15cm Depth:10cm

Right- Blackbird. Sculpted blown glass with black and yellow spirals. Sitting upon a sustainably sourced yew base.

Height: 23cm Width:26.5cm Depth: 22cm


Contact: De Montfort University, Leicester Design Crafts Ba (Hons)

Details: The Bumbarrels. Three sculpted blown glass forms, with pink, black and white spirals. Sitting upon a sustainably sourced yew base

Photo Credit: Olly Freemantle

Dimension: H:19cm W: 20cm D:14.5cm H:14cm W:15cm D:10cm H: 23cm W:26.5cm D: 22cm

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Artist:Áine Ryan

Email:aineryan2015@gmail.com https://aineryanart.wordpress.com/ https://www.instagram.com/aine_ryan_art/

Title:Bound

Description: By looking to my past and my rural upbringing, I explore the complex ties that bind us to past generations, traditions and the physical landscape. In my work I try to understand the love-hate relationship we have with the land as both a lover and a slave to it. My interaction with materials and objects of the rural landscape become creative catalysts stirring memories as they move through my hands. By using glass I aim to highlight the fragile connections that exist to our past and cultural heritage. On the other hand, it’s the durability of glass that also illustrates how strongly these connections are felt by those raised on the land. Universal themes of identity, belonging, and place can be found within my work - my sites of memory.

Contact: MTU Crawford College of Art and Design

Details: cast glass, discarded wellington, scraith sod from nearby bog

Price: €660

Photo Credit: Sean Daly

Dimension: L210cm x W6cm x H5cm

Shop: Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Applied Art

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Artist:Wai Yan Choi

Email:Phone: +85290206984/ 07591541241 Email: Waiyan.choi@network.rca.ac.uk Website: waiyanchoi.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/waiyanchoiglass/

Title:Inner Boundaries

Description: This series of work is a material investigation project, combining incompatible materials: Clear Bullseye glass, alkali metal, solid low melting point metal and metal oxide. Due to a different contraction rate, reactive and solid metals are not traditionally used in glass production. This series of work showcases how boundaries between materials can be crossed.
Stimutaniously, I used material metaphorically : the flawlwss transparency of glass to represent the environment and the metal to represent man made pollutants that's break the balance of the ecosystem. If combined in certain ways, they are destructive to each other. Yet, under controlled circumstances, environment and human development can coexist and even stimulate something new. I want to use my work to convey a positive vision for the current pandemic and environmental pollution crisis. Our life will return to a new normal, and we can find a way to coexist with nature before the apocalypse arrives.

Contact: Royal College of Arts

Details: 4 x 5 x 7.5 cm per element (Overall dimensions vary with different compositions)

Price: £2500 for the whole set of 23 Cubes and Stands

Photo Credit: Junwei Chen

Dimension: Ceramics and Glass MA 2021

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Artist:Sacha Delabre

Email:sachadela@gmail.com sachadelabre.uk @sacha_dela__

Title:Bon Appetit

Description: 25x25x25cm

Price: £200

Photo Credit: Marco Gongalves

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Artist:Nanu Hodson

Email:nanuhodson223@gmail.com

Title:Design Migration

Description: Historically the Paisley design stems from Indian embroidery motifs, handed down through generations of families. It is a stylised depiction of a mango, the national fruit of India.

Although it is of Indian origin, the Paisley was named in Scotland which to me represents the changing nature of design and how it can be translated across cultures.

Contact: Morley College, London

Details: Level 3 BTEC in Art & Design

Photo Credit: Clair Griffiths

Dimension: Uneven strip cut contruction fired within a steel former, the piece is 20cm from tip to base

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Artist:Catherine Dunstan

Email:@catherinedunstanglass www.catherinedunstanglass.co.uk 07955002776 Catherine@catherinedunstanglass.co.uk

Title:Support System

Description: Support System is a pair of companion pieces that form part of my Fragments series. Originally part of a larger piece that failed, the broken pieces are a physical record of the risks I take in the hot shop. The broken pieces were angled and sharp, revealing the depth of the kiln-formed pattern within, so I decided to utilise these breaks and finish the objects as though the breaks were always intended to be there.
They are jewel-like, imperfect in their irregularity but polished to a full shine. I feel like they’re saying, ‘We tried, we failed; but we showed up anyway.’ The parallel of that feeling to how I feel about my experience of motherhood (which is a big driver behind my practice) was obvious and easy to align. I feel these polished fragments quite literally stand up proudly holding space for the reality of processing difficult experiences, feeling like a failure, and then still showing up.


Details: @catherinedunstanglass www.catherinedunstanglass.co.uk 07955002776 Catherine@catherinedunstanglass.co.uk

Price: (sold as pair) £175

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Artist:Moonju Suh

Email:monicarhapsody@outlook.com / Instagram: @playful_temperature

Title:Happiness Diary

Description: Happiness Diary' is a series of artwork, which ultimately focuses on the idea of 'seeking and valuing happiness'.
I believe people often hide their true emotions and personalities. There are many reasons for people hiding their true feelings. But, I argue, one of the most plausible reasons could be that none of us willingly expose their weakness or vulnerabilities.

Contact: Edinburgh College of Art.................. Type of qualification…...........Master of Fine Arts

Price: £1700

Dimension: 9 x 9 x 16 (cm)

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Artist:Kay Ford

Email:kjford@gmail.com.

Title:Developments in Medicine

Description: Cast glass (Bullseye) with inclusions of metal displayed as a series of petri dishes. Paying tribute to the developments in medicine.

University Centre Hastings
1st class honours BA Designer Maker

Dimension: 10cm diameter

Shop: www.kayfordglassandmetal.com

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Artist:Ossin Hanrahan

Email:ossin.hanrahan@mycit.ie https://www.instagram.com/ossinhanrahan/

Title:Meandering lines

Description: Growing up I found communication extremely difficult. I had a very pronounced lisp as a child, and spent several years in speech therapy. In addition I am extremely dyslexic, which leads me to having a fascination with communication and understanding and a strong desire to express myself.
In this piece I implemented times tables patterns for the linear designs and the chaos of kiln gods who helped to manipulate the overall shape into something more than I originally planned. This piece has changed several times in an organic way as the materials demanded.

Contact: Crawford College of art and design CIT. BA honours Contemporary Applied Art

Details: cast glass, 23x12x40cm, crystal clear bullseye glass

Price: £6000

Photo Credit: Philip Williums

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Artist:Georgia Stone

Email:ggstone@hotmail.co.uk www.georgiastoneart.com/bio Instagram: @georgegstone

Title:Dancing Vessels

Description: Two vessels standing together interacting with one another. The swirling colours give an added movement to the shape of these vessels. The bright pink and orange contrasting colours show a happy interaction - a dance.

Contact: Farnham, UCA - Glass, BA (Hons)

Details: Blown Glass, Two vessels, Approx size: On Right (30cm H) On Left (25cm H)

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Artist:Jacqui Farrell-Fowler

Email:Jacqui.fowler@btopenworld.com www.jacquifowler.co.uk Inst: @jacquifowlerglass

Title:A meditation on womanhood

Description: Inspired by the life and work of women stained-glass artists, this piece is a meditational mandala made up of symbols for the characteristics and nature of women. Pomegranate seeds for creative productivity, teasel seed heads for resilience and assertiveness and the beautiful, luscious peach, an ancient Chinese symbol for the feminine.

Contact: University of Wales, Trinity St David (2017-2020)

Details: BA Hons Architectural Glass (1st Class)

Price: NFS

Dimension: A circular leaded piece, 300mm in diameter. Sandblasted, acid etched and hand painted with vitreous paint and enamels.

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Artist:Ben Bavin

Email:benbavin.glass@gmail.com https://benbglass.com @benbglass Instagram

Title:SIMULACRUM

Description: 5 blown glass vessels made from a laser cut blow mould of a low poly version of the Venus de Milo statue. 4 clear versions and one golden mirrored version.

Contact: Plymouth College of Art

Details: H40cm W10cm D10cm X5 4800g

Photo Credit: Abbie Gray (@abbiegrayphotography on instagram https://www.abbiegrayphotography.com/ )

Dimension: BA (Hons) Ceramics & Glass

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Artist:Elizabeth Simms

Email:- simmse@hotmail.com - @e.s.design_ (instergram)

Title:Menstr-hood’

Description: Outgrown Home’ 2021
(Hand blown Glass, sandblasted, iron filings, sediment)
‘Broken Body of a Bloated Beast’ 2021
(Mould blown glass, life cast, iron filings, sediment)
‘Unstained Youth’ 2021
(Mould blown glass, life cast, sandblasted, iron filings, sediment)
This series features life-sized female body forms casted from the artist herself and mould blown using glass. These three pieces (left to right) ‘Outgrown Home’, ‘Broken Body of a Bloated Beast’ and ‘Unstained Youth’ express the progression of the self from childhood through to puberty. The series was inspired by how it feels to suddenly be faced with dealing with your monthly menstrual cycle and how it can impact the self and body.
This sculptural interpretation of the struggles which come with menstruation aims to initiate and encourage everyone of all genders and ages to share their own experiences and learn from others.

Contact: Plymouth College of Art

Photo Credit: Lorna Absley

Dimension: BA (Hons) 3D Design Crafts

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Artist:Charlie Vinten

Email: charliemichaela99@hotmail.com Instagram: @cvinten_craft Facebook: CVinten Crafting

Title:Take a Breath

Description: This blown glass is part of a series with different ergonomic structures to fit into the hands of the user to initiate a tactile sensation. The lavender and chamomile infused flowers evoke stillness and serenity and create bubbles in the glass due to the gases released in the infusion stage.


Contact: De Montfort University

Details: 5 layers of glass: clear, blue, white and infused flowers, pink and purple, clear.

Price: £225

Photo Credit: Oliver Freemantle

Dimension: 25x10x10cm

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Artist:Belinda King

Email:@bjk_designs on Instagram

Title:Fraternal

Description: The inspiration for my graduating work comes from the relationship that I have with my twin sister. One of the greatest experiences in my life is being a twin and this project has allowed me to look at a topic which is unique for my viewpoint. Our personalities are shown throughout the small details of the designs, and both pieces fit together as a pair.

Contact: De Montfort University

Price: NFS

Photo Credit: Matte Studio

Dimension: 20cm x 27.5cm

Shop: BA (Hons) Design Crafts

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Artist:Luisa Carmen Martin Lopez

Email:lcmartinlopez@gmail.com

Title:The Four Seasons

Description: The four overlayered, fused and polished blocks are inspired by the four seasons. A lino carved design of woodland printed in the glass is the link along the year through the variations of colours of each season represented by the choices of different colours, types of glass, or techniques as sandblasting to achieve different effects.

Photo Credit: Michael Redina

Dimension: Four blocks of 10x7x2 cm each. Printed, over layered and fused glass. One of in Float glass, another in Bullseye and two in Spectrum.

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Artist:Steven Graham

Email:steven@in-glass.uk https://www.in-glass.uk https://www.facebook.com/stevengrahaminglass/ https://www.instagram.com/steveninglass/

Title:Allison

Description: Traditional leaded stained glass panel created using acid etched flashed glass, vitreous paints and enamels, hire fire stain, glue chipped texturing and 24crt & 22crt gold leaf water gilding. The panel is installed into a black framed dimmable LED light box.
This panel was commissioned in memory of Allison, who lost her fight with cancer. Having spent time speaking with the client, and listening to the many wonderful stories of Allison, I worked on designs that captured those aspects of her life that were important to her and which resonate her personality:
Yellow roses – These were Allison’s favourite flower and featured in her wedding bouquet
Family names and relevant dates have been entwined into the flourishing rose bush background
VW logo – her love of the classic camper van
Candles – a gift guaranteed to bring a smile to her face
Nice cakes – all friends and family associated a good day out with Allison would involve quality cakes.
Bumble bee – the logo for the Beatson Cancer Centre, Glasgow where Allison received her treatment and for whom she and her friends and family assisted with fund raising
Neck scarves – Allison had a scarf for every occasion, another gift idea
The overall design reflects the client’s interest in the art deco era, and with Alphonse Mucha after their visit to Prague. This design created a foil for so many disparate elements to be combined into a pleasing and respectful aesthetic, which reflects her life and personality.

University of Stirling Batchelor of Arts with Honours in Art & Design

Photo Credit: Ian Marshall

Dimension: 397mm x 447mm

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Artist:Marianne Le Gallo

Email:mariannelegallo.com @mariannelegallostudio

Title:Gunnera Manicata 2021

Description: I think about the shelf life of the objects I produce and with that in mind, I minimise waste and/or use waste materials. Gunnera Manicata is made of 6.5Kgs of Gordon’s Gin bottles. This concern is rather more ethical than it is conceptual. I want to bring the outside in rather than impose on nature. To a certain extent, I am remediating nature in the hope that my output will draw attention to our natural surroundings. I went about casting various textures of a dead Gunnera leaf.

Details: Glass MFA 2021, Edinburgh College of Art

Price: Price on demand to a gallery/museum where the work will be publicly accessible/exhibited (NFS to private collections).

Dimension: 40cm x 40cm at its widest, 5cm depth & 6.5 Kgs.

Shop: https://www.graduateshow.eca.ed.ac.uk/portfolio/marianne-le-gallo

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Artist:Rosie Perrett

Email:rosieperrett4@gmail.com. Instagram - @rosieperrettdesign. Facebook – RosiePerrettDesign. Artsthreads : https://www.artsthread.com/profile/rosieperrett/

Title:The Influence of Colour.

Description: During my daily lockdown walks, I started to notice the beautiful stained-glass doors around my neighbourhood which I had never noticed before. The slow pace of life in lockdown forced me, like many, to take enjoyment in things usually categorised as ‘mundane’. I became fascinated by the beautiful craftsmanship of stained glass and by the joy this artistry brought me; how my walks through my neighbourhood gallery of doors were able to lift my mood in this slow-paced life.

Contact: Demontfort University, Leicester.

Details: One piece of blown glass work, first image full piece, second image close up. Size of glass work : 18x15cm.

Photo Credit: Matte Studios UK

Dimension: BA Honours in Design Crafts, Class of 2021.

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Artist:Helen Slater Stokes

Email:helenslaterglass@aol.com www.helenslaterglass.com @helenslaterglass Inst @helenslaterglass Twitter: @hslaterglass

Title:Virtual Landscape

Description: This is a lenticular artwork that depicts a virtual rendering of a place that no longer exists. Here the fabrication of a perceptible memory of this place enables its preservation, stopping time and space within it’s boundaries. As the viewer moves around the piece they perceive this place as a three-dimensional space within the glass casting, that animates and transitions in synch with the observer. A time in space is held, captured, within the glass.


Contact: The Royal College of Art. PHD.

Price: £3950.00

Photo Credit: Esta Segarra

Dimension: 29 x 24 x 5 cm

Shop: https://www.artwavewest.com/gallery-artists/helen-slater/

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Artist:Kate Courtney-Taylor

Title:Untethered

Description: Untethered embodies the contradictions in life. The glass signifies clarity, weightlessness and the sublime. The metal shows unease, permanency and the disjointedness of our existence. The piece explores the fragile connection we all experience between safety and jeopardy, between stability and allowing our lives to soar.

Details: kate_courtney_taylor@hotmail.co.uk https://www.katecourtney-taylor.co.uk/

Price: NFS

Dimension: 36x 29 x 70cm (HxDxW)......

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Artist:Yixue Yang

Email:yangyixuenc@163.com Facebook: Yixue Young Ins:young.7902

Title:Progression

Description: ‘‘All things in the world are born from 'being', 'being' is born from 'nothing''', Lao Zi said. Yixue Yang intends to transfer negative space to positive space by ink and glass, showing the progression from ‘yin’ to ‘yang’. Yixue repeats the works, making them in a line to create the suggestion that there is no beginning and no end. Like Piero Manzoni's idea, ''the Linea does not measure metres or kilometres, but is zero, not zero as the end, but as the beginning of an infinite series.''

Details: Glass &ink

Price: £3000

Dimension: 280cm x70cm x25cm

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