international festival of glass

finally! the IFG is underway and i'm packing for my visit. it feels like the culmination of months, if not years of work, and the glass tribe will congregate in the town of stourbridge in the west midlands, UK.  

the 'british glass biennale 2015'  is part of the festival and opens tomorrow evening with a private view. i'm very happy to have 2 pieces of my work included, especially since they are new verre eglomisé pieces, which is the direction i seem to be heading. it's the most important and largest 'selling' glass exhibition in the UK and i'll be fascinated to see what the jury have selected this year. 

on the 28th may i will be one of the artists speaking at the northlands evening event "let's talk about the work". this will be a more intimate occasion than the private view where artists will hopefully engage with small groups of interested visitors for discussion and exchange about their own work.  

the touring exhibition "gravur on tour" is launching at the redhouse glass cone, with the work of over 30 european glass engravers going to 8 venues across europe until 2016. this is my piece, 'daydreamer' 12cms diameter verre eglomisé.

this is an important exhibition and there is definitely a buzz surrounding it. katharine coleman will give a lecture during the festival entitled 'a future for engraving'. This show feels like part of that future. 


below are my 3 pieces in the Guild of glass engravers "contemporary engraved glass' exhibition, also at the redhouse glass cone in stourbridge. open now until the 26th june. 

last but not least, i'll be demonstrating at broadfield house glass museum most mornings as part of the 'doodle project'. 

here's a link to the festival programme with details of times and venues. are you coming to the festival? i'll see you there. 


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