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You can see the work of the marvellous Bruno Romanelli, North Lands Creative Glass Board member, at the following current and forthcoming events:

‘Modern Masters’ represented by Galerie Handwerk, Munich, at Handwerk & Design Art Fair, Munich, 12-18 March
TEFAF, Maastricht, represented by Adrian Sassoon, 14-23 March
‘Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass’ Coburg, 13 April – 14 September
Collect’ London, represented by Adrian Sassoon, 9-12 May

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Glass Exhibitions

Our Artistic Director, Emma Woffenden is featuring in a number of exhibitions in the UK and further afield alongside many other notable artists working in glass.

Marsden Woo Gallery
Mixed Display’ All Gallery artists and some selected guests.
10 January to 15 February

Glassmuseet Ebeltoft
‘BodyTalk’  5 April to 28 September
‘BodyTalk’ Seminar in Ebeltoft 5, 6 April
Talk by Emma Woffenden, Saturday 5 April

UK Glass’ 6 April 2014 – 14 September
25 established and upcoming artists who live and work in the United Kingdom.
Jullia Malle, Jeffrey Sarmiento, Sarah Blood, Liam Reeves, Peter Layton, Katharine Coleman, Shelley James, Helen Maurer, James Maskrey, Louis Thompson, Michael Ruh, Fiaz Elson, Katherine Dowson, Jeff Zimmer, Richard Wheater, Keiko Mukaide, Kathryn Wightman, Andrea Walsh, Erin Dickson, Emma Woffenden, Graham Muir, Michael Petry and Jerome Harrington.

The Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass 2014
Awards ceremony, April 12
Exhibition, April 13 – September 14

Marsden Woo Gallery
Emma Woffenden solo show, title to be confirmed
15 May – 21 June


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2013 Master Class and Conference Programme

Master Classes

28 Aug – 5 Sept: ‘Working the Surface – Texture, Detail, Stories and Patterns’
Deborah Cocks is regarded as one of Australia’s foremost exponents of reverse glass painting.This class will build a repertoire of glass painting techniques by experimenting with vitreous paints and silver stain in conjunction with cold techniques.

28 Aug – 5 Sept: ‘The Gravity of the Objects’
Anne-lise Riond Sibony is one of France’s most innovative artists working with glass. This class will concentrate on small-scale installations and compositions made from an assemblage of non-identical elements. The main technique will be blowing – from free-blown shapes to painted mould-blown artefacts.

10 Sept – 18 Sept: ‘On the Edge of Knowing’
Tiina Sarapu is one of Estonia’s leading artists working in glass. The focus of this class will be on personal expression and vision. From first working with paper as the simulation material for glass, Tiina will explore different slumping techniques with sheet glass.

10 Sept – 18 Sept: ‘Unknowns’
Ceramic artist Richard Slee is one of british craft’s most compelling figures. He will lead this class in an exploration of free-formed blown glass, in partnership with the participants and with the expert help of artist and glassblower Richard Price.

International Conference – ‘The Real Thing: Beyond Stereotyping’
7 and 8 September

The Conference will explore cultural identities. Speakers will include the Master Class leaders; Keynote speaker Judy Rudoe FSA, author and curator at the British Museum, specialising in jewellery together with 19th and 20th century decorative arts; Judy Tuwaletstiwa, writer,mixed media painter from the US and during the past year Exchange Artist with Bullseye Glass; curator, writer and historian Elizabeth Cumming and Annette Schmidt, leader of an international excavation in Djenne Mali and Curator Africa at the Museum of Ethnology Leiden since 2002.

The Conference is sponsored by the Corning Incorporated, USA and is supported by Bullseye Glass Co.

Apply for Master Classes and book Conference places online

Print a booking form

Contact Grace MacBeath for any further information:
Tel: 01593721229

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And into Autumn….

The 2012 Master Class and Conference programme feels both a distant memory and just like yesterday, things haven’t stopped since then and we currently have Amanda Simmons here for a 3-day Skills Class in Kiln Formed Glass Vessels, but that’s another post…

This year saw a great Master Class programme:
26 August – 6 September
‘From the Outside In’ with Angela Jarman
‘Give and Take’ with Jacqueline Poncelet

11 – 19 September
‘What’s the Big Idea…Sand Casting’ with Paul Marioni
‘Painting in the Space of Glass’ with Susan Sinsmuehlen-Amend

The Conference was exceptional, the theme was ‘Give and Take’ and featured a diverse range of speakers – the full programme is listed here.

It was a  wonderfully collaborative event this year as we worked with Scottish Glass Society and Contemporary Glass Society as part of the UK-wide event Glass Games 2012, celebrating the spirit of the London 2012 Olympics. We were also pleased to host the Scottish Glass Society Annual Exhibiton, this year on the theme of Cultural Exchange, and to be the final destination on the journey of the Glass Games Glass Baton

You can see more pictures in our Flickr set

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A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time is our next exhibition featuring paintings by Jane McDonough and photography by Angus Mackay. Both artists are inspired by the landscape of Caithness.

The exhibition runs from 2 to 20 April, the Gallery is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

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Master Class and Conference Brochure

You can now see full details of our 2012 Master Class and Conference programme in our brochure

Master Class and Conference Booking Form

Master Classes for 2012 will be running between 29 August to 19 September.

We offer a total of four Master Classes, with two running concurrently before the Conference and two after. The first two Master Classes will run from 29 August to 6 September with Angela Jarman and Jacqui Poncelet. The second two Classes will run from 11 to 19 September with Paul Marioni and Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend.

Our International Conference ‘Give-and-Take’ will take place on Saturday 8, Sunday 9 September 2012. The conference will explore conceptual and stylistic exchanges over time, between different cultures and media.

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‘A Sense of Place’ exhibition of new paintings by Hazel Cashmore

Our latest exhibition of paintings by Hazel Cashmore opens tonight and runs from 10-21 October, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm.

Hazel says of her work:

“For the last 30 years my paintings have mirrored my relationship with the Caithness landscape… In my paintings I attempt to translate a landscape’s living force into an image via the medium of paint. Ideally, I want to realise the perfect interaction between paint and image – the image becomes the paint and vice versa.

For me, a painting is a theatrical setting of an inner event inspired by a sense of place.”

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Visit from Rob Gibson and Gail Ross

We were very pleased to welcome Rob Gibson, MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, and Councillor Gail Ross to North Lands during our 1st and 2nd master classes. They were shown round the current exhibition and permanent collection displays and given a tour of the Studio. They chatted to some of the participants and Masters, before seeing an impressive selection of work that had been produced in the classes.

It was our pleasure to show them around and explain about the work done at North Lands, and we look forward to their next visit.

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Wahine of the Sea

Our next exhibition  is ‘Wahine of the Sea’ showing glass works by Artist in Residence Joanna Garrett. ‘Wahine’ is Maori meaning ‘woman’ and reflects Joanna’s Maori heritage. Her glass artwork combines elements of Maori culture with influences from her Highland surroundings.

Previewing on Saturday 11 June, 6.00 to 8.00pm at North Lands Creative Glass Gallery, Quatre Bras, Lybster.

The exhibition continues from 13 June to 1 July, Monday to Friday, 10.a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

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‘….when the sea is everywhere….’

this exhibition of paintings and glass by Meg Telfer continues until 30 May, open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

Meg is one of four artists who took part in North Lands’ first mixed-media residency in Nov/Dec 201o. The glass pieces featured in the exhibition were all created during the residency and include painted glass, and painted and fused glass panels.

Meg describes her exhibited paintings ” all based on the amazing winter horizons and the harbour and shore at and around Lybster during the worst (winter) snow for years”

A recurring theme for Meg is Whaligoe Steps which she calls  ‘an ongoing source of inspiration’

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