The first quarter of 2011 has been taken up with commission work, mainly from last years Glass Biennale. Exhibitions begin in March. I’ll be taking part in two in Scotland at the Strathearn gallery in Crieff and the Green gallery near Stirling. The Broadfield House Glass Museum is showing a Wave as part of a sea theme exhibition, on until the autumn.
In May I was due to exhibit in Germany at the lovely Galerie Rosenhauer. Unfortunately it has had to be cancelled for the time being. Hopefully we can reschedule for a later date. In the same month another sea themed exhibition will be showing my work, Imagine Gallery in Long Melford which opens on the 22nd of May. I met the owner at last years Art in Action.
Art in Action 2011 at Waterperry house will have the dubious pleasure of my sweaty demonstrations again this year. I realise the organisers like to swap exhibitors around to keep the event fresh, so I was unsure if I would be back in 2011. I presume that having won the ‘Best of the Best’ exhibition last year they perhaps felt obliged to ask me back again!
So I am looking forward to that in July. I plan to demonstrate a few other forms as well as a Wave around the techniques I use, although they are just as scary, mad and likely to end up shattered in the making!
Some really exciting news is that I have been asked to exhibit at the IVth International Glass Festival in Luxembourg this August. I will post more about this event separately but must mention they are asking for 6 -20 pieces! Apparently it is taking place at three different venues around the same time. Gulp!. Better get making!