2011 What’s going on – exhibitions, demonstrations and an International glass festival.

Carter Wave below

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.

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GNCCF Manchester 2010 update- another award

‘Best Selected Maker’ award

Rather embarrassing  all this.

Rather like waiting for buses are receiving awards. You wait and wait, nothing comes and then they all come at once.

Still thanks to James Photography for awarding me with the ‘Best Selected Maker’ award which includes shooting 360 degree photographs of my work which allows the viewer to scroll around the piece.

I have already seen a 360 degree photograph using a perfume bottle of mine which looked great. Hopefully when pictures of a Wave are done I will put them up here.

The show proved good more to come.

British Glass Biennale 2010

Ocean Bowl
Aurora Ocean Bowl

I have been accepted to exhibit at this years event. An Ocean bowl was chosen to represent my work.

Part of the International Festival of Glass the show runs from 27th of August to 11th of September.

[Update] Here is the piece I exhibited. Unfortunately I could not make the opening but a fellow exhibitor kindly sent some pictures to me.

This piece sold at the opening and I have been asked to do several commissions from it, which would be fantastic if only my furnace was working at the moment and everything I touched didn’t crack!. GAH!

Art in Action 2010 1st prize

'Best of the Best' award - courtesy of Art in Action

What an amazing event ‘Art in Action’ is. Glass blowing in a stately homes garden is the way ahead!

25000 visitors and I think I spoke to them all.

What an honour it is winning this award. I’ll update more when my head clears.  Here is a wee link for now- AnA

Being shy I asked my stupid identical  twin brother to pose for photographers <cough>

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2009 ‘Best in Show’

I  greatly enjoyed exhibiting at last years event and was delighted to be awarded ‘Best in Show’ by the event jury. Particularly in light of the quality of some of the exhibitors there, receiving this prize was a real honour and surprise!.

The show was very well run by the enthusiastic and friendly organisers and I would thoroughly recommend  a visit to anyone interested in quality, contemporary applied art.

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The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Manchester 2009

Wave Form IV
Wave Form IV

I will be exhibiting at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at a brand new venue in the centre of Manchester.

Spinningfields, Manchester’s high profile business quarter, located just off Deansgate in the heart of the city.

The Craft Fair is a unique shopping experience and opportunity to see and buy my latest works in a setting of over 140 talented designers and makers in the UK.

Head over to The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Manchester to get yourself a ticket.