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Details – Studio Exhibition

June 22, 2012

Making new pebble forms in overlay glass. Observing the details within the landscape and using these details to mark the surfaces.

Stephen has made the forms, its my turn now to do them justice. The pure transparent colours are new combinations, again observed from the landscape that surrounds the studio. Colours that really should not work, but do.

These smaller enclosed forms are quite a challenge after working on the large bowls for the recent Inspired Landscape exhibition.

A different mid set and way of seeing and making the pieces is required !

The book, the film the discussions !

March 28, 2012

The May exhibition at the National Parks visitor centre, Danby, is accompanied by a book, a film and two discussion events. Info about these two discussions below. If you want any more info, please contact the National Parks directly.

Audiences with our artists

Friday 25 May, 6:00 pm

Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to find out what inspires and motivates the exceptional artists behind the Inspired Landscape Exhibition, William Tillyer, Len Tabner, Peter Hicks, Joe Cornish and Gillies Jones. After event meal available in the Woolly Sheep café, please ring for details. This is a bookable event. Cost: £10 including canapés and drinks. Wheelchair Accessible

Connected with Landscape
Friday 8 June, 6:00 pm
Conversations between artists of the North York Moors, Joe Cornish, Kate Jones and Peter Hicks who are exhibiting in the Inspired by… Gallery with William Tillyer and Len Tabner to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the National Park. After event meal available in the Woolly Sheep café, please ring for details. This is a bookable event. Cost: £10.00 including canapés and drinks. Wheelchair Accessible

Please book early to avoid disappointment. Tel: 01439 772737


British Glass Biennale

March 20, 2012

The UK’s major exhibition of contemporary glass announces its exhibitors for 2012

71 artists will exhibit at the fifth British Glass Biennale which takes place 24 August until 15 September 2012.

With a record 209 applicants and over 1200 images to look through, selections were a challenging task for the esteemed jury. Across two days 100 pieces by 70 artists were selected and along with a piece by juror Catherine Hough, the British Glass Biennale 2012 looks set to be an exciting showcase of the current trends and techniques emerging within the UK glass scene.

Showing our new work – Landscape Study #9 2012

Stourbridge Twenty Twelve Portland Vase

December 5, 2011

Had a sneek peek at the Portland Vase blanks made by the team of skilled makers at Ruskin Glass Centre, and the work in progres. The original Portland Vase dates back to AD 5 – 25 and according to the British Museum in London it is the most famous cameo-glass vessel from antiquity.

Have a look at the link below to see the many Stourbridge crafts people involved in he project.

“The ‘Stourbridge Twenty Twelve Portland Vase’, will see a replica of one of the most important pieces of glass in history; The Portland Vase.  It will be one of the most poignant displays of modern day skill and talent to come out of Stourbridge’s internationally renowned Glass Quarter in many years.  What makes the project even more significant as it will be in celebration of 400 years of glassmaking in Stourbridge”.

The original vase inspired a 19th century competition to duplicate its cameo-work in glass, with a £1000 prize to anyone who could achieve that feat. Taking three years, Stourbridge glass maker Philip Pargeter made a copy and John Northwood engraved it, to win the prize. This copy is in the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York.”