I’m really happy to be part of two different exhibitions at the moment…partly because they are both alongside other artists I admire and respect and partly because they have both helped me create fledgling works during the lockdown period that are the seedlings of new directions….always exciting!
The first is ‘Journeys-Teithiau’ alongside five other stained glass artists which you can see dates and details of here .It is an online exhibition that has had a physical form in the last few months and may well continue into 2022
Centenary Exhibition Tour: Ely Cathedral 17 September – 31 October 2021 Winchester Cathedral 2 – 25 November 2021 National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Spring 2022 Wells Cathedral May – June 2022 International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge 26-29 August 2022 (dates and venues subject to change)
I’m doing research and development for new work and as happy as a pig in muck drawing at the British Museum this weekend – I spent most of my time looking at the Sutton Hoo finds as well as 6th- 9th century Scandinavian artifacts – including a whalebone tablet and bird-motif’d brooches, pictured below. I’m able to do this thanks to a Continuing Professional Development grant from the Worshipful Company of Glaziers! Watch this space for how it comes together!
I’ve been involved in a lot of work recently project managing and making a new architectural glass commission, the Glass Beacon, for the home of the glass course in Alexandra Road, Swansea where I also lecture. It’s been a hard task, with a lot of expectation- some I know and some I am less aware of thankfully but, most of all I just wanted to help make a good thing for the glass college. It’s been a collaborative project and working with my colleagues has been great- so many talented and dedicated people.
The final piece of the jigsaw is the official opening next Friday on the 11th March, as part of a day conference. Details can be seen here: Glass Conference
I’m just looking forward to seeing the scaffolding come down and seeing it properly!