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 still lived in London and came on holiday to the region. It has a wonderful range of exhibitions throughout the year, a brilliant shop and a very tasty cafe. If you're in the region pop in for a look.
This is the invite from the gallery owner Lucy Carlow along with a lovely catalog documenting the artists involved:
Designs Gallery would like to invite you to our new autumn exhibition British Studio Glass featuring Amanda Simmons, Vicky Higginson and Loco Glass.
The exhibition opens on Saturday 16th September and runs until Saturday 4th November.
Amanda Simmons is one of the UK’s finest glass artists living right here in Galloway. We have worked with Amanda to showcase new work in a new way. As well as the beautiful vessels and wall pieces she is renowned for, Amanda has made pieces for everyday use. We have a fabulous table setting in the gallery of plates, cups and coasters with a special eye-catching centre piece all made by Amanda in glass with colour and pattern inspired by the natural world.
The exhibition has been designed around Amanda’s work with two other invited glass artists. Colin and Louise Hawkins of Loco Glass from Gloucestershire who make hand blown bottles, bowls and vases in gorgeous Autumnal colours. Vicky Higginson a young artist from Edinburgh who has already made a significant impact with her work will also be exhibiting her pieces inspired by Japanese design.
For more information about the artists and British Studio Glass please see British Studio Glass Preview
We hope you will enjoy the exhibition.
179 King Street, Castle Douglas,
Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1DZ