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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

GlazenHuis
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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Mixed-media Artist Residency – call for applications

4 September – 23 November 2012

North Lands Creative Glass and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop are working in partnership to offer a nine-week residency for four visual artists. We are looking for two sculptors and two glass artists who have an interest in exploring new forms of making through collaboration. A high level of experience in hot casting processes either in metal or glass is preferable.

This residency is part of Creative Scotland’s Creative Futures programme

More information and application details on our website

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Glass Skills Class: Sculptural Flameworking

We were delighted to welcome Carrie Fertig to North Lands to lead a Glass Skills Class in Sculptural Flameworking.

Also known as lampworking , flameworking is the manipulation of glass rods and tubes. The heat from the flame of a gas torch enables one to add and subtract solid glass, and blow hollow glass, all with minute detail.   Hand torch use was also taught to enable the building of large-scale sculpture.

The class ran over five days with intensive tuition focusing on techniques but in the context of more conceptual approaches.
” whilst this was…a techniques class, the skills learned have broadened the aesthetic vocabulary of the students.” Carrie Fertig

Participants had this to say about the class:
“worth every penny. Great to learn so much in such a short space of time. Great teacher…”

“Carrie has a really positive attitude…it’s really encouraging”

“I have gained confidence in my ability to work independently”
You can see more images from the class in our Flickr set

We asked Carrie what appeals to her about North Lands…

“From my experience as artist in residence in 2007, to teaching, to making my largest pieces up here, each trip to North Lands has a profoundly positive effect on my work. I know that I am hardly alone in this observation, so why is this? The people at North Lands, from the amazingly helpful staff, to the artists who come here to teach, be students, or assist, to the local inhabitants, form a community that seems to urge one on in new paths of creativity. The history and stunning but bleak beauty of the area inspire aesthetically and in some deeper internal place to foment work that bursts forth in the now, but also develops over years. Mix this with an innervating studio and you get  a heady environment of possibility and creative juicyness, unlike any other. I come for the current project to hand. But I always leave with something far greater than its completion.”

More about Carrie:

Carrie’s work explores connection and disconnection within sculpture, installation and performance. In 2010 she founded a flameworking performance group called Torcher Chamber Arkestra. Comprised of an international team of flameworkers from neon, bead, and sculptural backgrounds,  they use glass, fire, dance, music, and pyrotechnics to bring flameworking to a wider audience in innovative, exciting performances involving the audience in new methods of engagement. The next performance is August 25th at the International Festival of Glass at the Ruskin Glass Centre in Stourbridge, England. Carrie is Chair of the Scottish Glass Society. www.carriefertig.com

Look out for other Glass Skills Classes on our website
www.northlandsglass.com

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New Year, New Skills…

There’s still time to book your place on our new Glass Skills Classes for 2012, a great opportunity to develop existing skills and learn new techniques.

Sculptural Flameworking Techiques with Carrie Fertig,
20-24 February

The Floating Glass World,
Engraving Techniques with Dominic Fondé
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5-9 March

Glass Painting Techniques with Michael Bullen,
14-18 June

You can book your place through our website

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Skills Classes

We have new skills classes on offer for 2012. They’ve been designed to be suitable for all levels of ability and are aimed at artists working in glass who want to develop existing skills and learn new techniques.

Sculptural Flameworking Techiques with Carrie Fertig,
20-24 February

The Floating Glass World,
Engraving Techniques with Dominic Fondé,

5-9 March

Glass Painting Techniques with Michael Bullen,
14-18 June

You can find more information and booking details on our website

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Metal and Glass Casting Residency Opportunity

We are delighted to offer a new residency opportunity:

Metal and Glass Casting Residency

3 October – 25 November 2011

North Lands Creative Glass and Scottish Sculpture Workshop are working in partnership to offer an eight week residency for four visual artists with a high level of experience in casting processes.

We are looking for two sculptors and two glass artists who have an interest in exploring new forms of making through collaboration.

The residency will offer the opportunity to create work and collaborate with artists while also learning new techniques in casting. Two artists will be selected by North Lands Creative Glass and two by Scottish Sculpture Workshop, with the residency time split between the two venues. This opportunity will allow you to enhance your own practice while working within a peer group to gain further skills. Both venues enable artists-in-residence to benefit from a comprehensive range of facilities. Artists will receive a stipend of £600 and a materials allowance of up to £800.

This opportunity is open to artists from the UK and Europe.

Applications must be received by 22 August

Successful artists will be notified by 31 August

 

For more detailed information:

GLASS ARTISTS should contact North Lands Creative Glass:

e-mail: info@northlandsglass.com

North Lands Creative Glass, Quatre Bras,

Lybster, Caithness KW3 6BN  SCOTLAND

Telephone +44(0)1593 721229

 

SCULPTORS should contact Scottish Sculpture Workshop:

email: office@ssw.org.uk

Scottish Sculpture Workshop

1 Main Street, Lumsden, Aberdeenshire AB54 4JN SCOTLAND

Telephone +44(0)1464 861372

 

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