A new show opening next week with three fellow glassmakers at one of my local galleries here in Dumfries & Galloway. I always looked forward to visiting Designs when we...
I make kiln formed glass objects, playing with gravity in the kiln. Manipulating mass, heat, colour and time I aim to create complex, elusive work that has intense colour and pattern which reacts to the light it is placed in. I use opaque glass powders to construct my work because of its varying translucency as the form elongates in the kiln. I finish the kiln fired pieces using many cold working processes to shape and mark the glass including sandblasting, hand lapping and diamond point and wheel engraving.
My most recent work has come from two intense weeks on residency at Lyth Arts Centre in Caithness. On the first week, I worked with the Environmental Research Institute based in Thurso investigating the impact of sustainable energy on sea life and the peat restoration programmes in The Flow Country of Caithness and Sutherland.
I’ve worked with glass for the past 14 years, graduating from Central St Martin’s School of Art & Design in London with Distinction studying Postgraduate Certificate in Glass & Architecture, before relocating to Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland in 2005. I have exhibited at Collect (Crafts Council) shown by Craft Scotland and CAA, Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA), London Glassblowing, Bullseye Projects in Portland, Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington, SOFA Chicago and Pittsburgh Glass Centre.
Corsock, Dumfries and Galloway
Work in Public Collections
Selected Exhibitions 2016-2010
Bullseye Gallery, New York Accumulations, Duo Show
Modern Masters International Trade Fair 2016, Munich
The Scottish Gallery, Connections Contemporary Glass Society
Etienne Gallery, Oisterwijk, Holland
Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, Drawing Inspirations curated show
Yorkshire Sculpture Park September MADE Showcase
Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Ernsting-Stiftung New Acquisitions
British Glass Biennale 2015 at the International Festival of Glass
Touring exhibition in Canada and Scotland Naked Craft
Glass Weekend '15 with Morgan Glass Gallery, Wheaton Arts
Modern Heritage Craft Project in collaboration with Spring Fling
London Glassblowing Gallery Essence
COLLECT 2014, Contemporary Applied Arts, Crafts Council, London
London Glassblowing Gallery Gravity, Focus show
Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, USA Synthesis II
Evolve, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, USA Touring to San Francisco, Pittsburgh Glass Centre and Bellevue Arts Museum
Bullseye Gallery, New York Uncommon Beauty
SOFA Chicago 2014 with Craft Scotland
Contemporary Applied Arts Focus Show, London
SOFA Chicago 2013 with Craft Scotland, USA
Emerge 2012, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, USA
Open Eye Gallery, Glass focus show, Edinburgh
Contemporary Applied Arts 3 @ Circus, London
COLLECT 2011, Craft Scotland, Crafts Council, Saatchi Gallery, London
Craft Revolution, Harley Gallery, as part of Museumaker Project
Perth Museum & Art Gallery Trove, Scottish Glass Society
Origin: The London Craft Fair 2009 and 2010 Crafts Council
This July saw the opening of my first solo show at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh. It was the culmination of a year's worth of work researching The Flow Country...
The tour is coming to an end....... Ceàird Lom NAKED CRAFT Ceàird Co-aimsireil à Canada is AlbaContemporary Craft from Canada and Scotland Fosgladh aig 5f Dihaoine 14 An GibleanOpening at 5pm Friday...