Diversity Shines in Scottish Glass

Essence and Insight, Miriam Rowley
Essence and Insight by Miriam Rowley

The wide diversity and creativity of work created by glass artists in Scotland is reflected in the new Scottish Glass Society exhibition in Glasgow.

The 34th Annual Scottish Glass Society Open Exhibition showcases new and recent work by twenty seven of the society’s members showing contemporary and traditional approaches bringing together established makers such as Alison Kinnaird and James Denison-Pender with recent graduates Sarah Marshall and Miriam Rowley.

Motivated by her own visual impairment, Mariam Rowley, recent graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, developed works which are very tactile and are meant to be touched to make them as inclusive as possible. Her work includes sculptures made from glass inscribed with quotations in Braille. The Bible, Plato and singer-songwriter Tim Buckley are among the diverse range of sources that have provided words of wisdom, often related to sight and vision.

Streetlight by Alison Kinnaird
Streetlight by Alison Kinnaird

The other exhibiting artists are Aimee McCulloch, Alan Robinson, Aki Rogers, Austyn Finnegan, Caro Barlow, Elke Westen, Gillian Hamilton, Harry MorganIan Pearson, Jessamy Kelly, Julie Chapman, Junko Eager, Kate Henderson, Liz Cull, Lucinda Hopkinson, Roz McKenzie, Sean Taylor, Shaun Fraser, Steve Richard, Sue Wilkinson, Vicky Higginson, Wilma Mackenzie and Wendy Lund.

The Scottish Glass Society, formed in 1979, was established to promote the development of the art and craftsmanship of glass making and its many variations in Scotland.

Their aim is to advance the public appreciation of glass making as an art form. They mount regular exhibitions and give annual prizes for student work and an annual travel grant.

See: 34th Annual Scottish Glass Society Open Exhibition
Briggait Exhibition space, The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate , Glasgow G1 5HZ
17-29 November 2013
Open daily 10am-5pm

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