Open to all – Glass Artists, Enthusiasts or those simple curious!
Celebrating 20 Years of CGS, this is a chance to hear from 4 glass artists using a range of different
glass techniques. They will talk about their work and what inspires them about Glorious Glass!
Ruth Shelley: Go With the Flow
Ruth is an award-winning Glass Artist who comes from a background of Textiles, although she has been working with
glass for over twenty years. Her main interest is colour and how it is affected by shape, form and pattern. She is especially interested in the control of flow of glass when heated.
Frans Wesselman: Small Adventures in Glass
After training as an art teacher in the Netherlands Hans moved to Ireland, then England. In 1983 he was elected to the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Initially he made etchings and used water colours, then oils and more recently have also made wood cuts. Around the millennium he developed an interest in stained glass, which is now an important element of his work. Having worked as a painter and printmaker and now adding stained glass to his repertoire, Frans gives a short overview of what he has been up to!
Emma Mackintosh: Engaging the senses
Description: Texture, colour and character for functional glass. Inspired by Lake District landscapes, Emma’s work is a blend of scientific and artistic flameworked glass techniques. Much of what she makes is glassware. For Emma, a handmade glass has a character that is not dull or uniform. It has soul, and that soul gives meaning and
pleasure to the drink.
Bill Swann: The Colour of India – Thoughts on a Journey.
Following a career in management ceramics, Bill returned to university to study glass culminating in a MA in Glass in Wolverhampton in 2012. His work is made from mouth blown crystal glass collaged and kiln worked over many firings with fusing, slumping and sandblasting. During 2012 to 2014 an exhibition of his work relating to travels and
teaching in India toured throughout Wales. His talk is about creating an exhibition of glasswork from experiences whilst travelling and teaching in India.
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