Current Exhibitions

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

You can see work by Catrin Davies, Nicola Kantorowicz, Elizabeth Lamont, Christian Ryan, Jonothan Cooke and myself and it’s a buffet of gorgeousness! Like this piece by Catrin…

Rainy Days

The other is the British Society of Master Glass Painter’s Centenary Exhibition which is currently online with over 100 wonderful autonomous works on show awith 60 selected panels already started on a charge around the country into next year.

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)

A sneaky peak at some of the panels online

‘Window Parade’

Drawing at the British Museum

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!

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The Glass Beacon

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!

The Glass Beacon Design by the Glass Team
The Glass Beacon Design by the Glass Team