A project to restore and display an amazing collection of medieaval glass at Coventry
Saturday 7th July saw the opening of the ‘Games’ Exhibition at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea. An exhibition inspired by both glass and, in the Olympic Year, the theme of Games. This was hosted jointly by the Swansea School of Glass and the British Society of Master Glass Painters.
I was very happy to have my panel selected alongside many other exciting panels – a great variety of styles and techniques are on show. It’s on until Septmeber 23rd and well worth a look! Click on the catalogue image to go to the facebook event page for more details, or follow this link to an article on BBC Wales with images of several of the other panels. For more images and information on my panel, ‘Games of Old’, please click on the image below.
Two weeks ago I ‘helped’ on a painting weekend run by my friend Linda Norris . Lovely weekend and very inspiring to just be doing with no thought of site, situation or client as is the norm with commissioned glass work – a bit of a luxury.
A few new enjoyable and effective techniques demonstrated by Linda and tried by the group- using sand, plaster and wax in the creation of texture. The biggest revelation of the weekend for me was to add the the ingredient of WAITING. To stop and consider, to think about not just what I want to do next, but what the work is telling me it needs.
A lot of playing and not worrying. GREAT! Some of the pieces of play below.
Linda Norris and I are giving a talk about the Conwy Castle windows next Tuesday, 29th May, at the Swansea School of Glass. There is a small charge of £1.50 which will be donated to this year’s graduating students show fund.
The 45 minute talk will be starting at 2pm in the Round Room in the Alexandra Road Campus of Swansea Metropolitan University. No need to book, just turn up.
(The BA Glass Degree Show will be opening at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea on Saturday 2nd June.)
So, I’ve spent the last few hours uploading images in my ongoing efforts to get my
website populated with some details of projects I’ve done. It’s getting easier as I get a bit
more used to the ‘controls’- (is this the digital equivelant of learning to ride a bike?)
So now, in an appropriately childish show-offy kind of way, I shall attempt to end this post
with an image that links to a page I have just set up……ooeer, is that a speed wobble?