The Creative Glass Society is creating a wall of glass postcards for the 2015 International Festival of Glass being held in Stourbridge this May.  180 members of the CGS have produced their own response to a call for a 15 x 10 cm postcard.  Here is mine.

Stoodley Pike

Stoodley Pike

My glass postcard shows Stoodley Pike which sits on the moors above Todmorden and Hebden Bridge.  In creating it I have used a variety of glass techniques I have learnt over the years and it has visited the kiln four times for firing.

The exhibition runs from Friday 29 May to Sunday 28 June, with an opening event on Thursday 28 May. Admission to the exhibition is free, with the exception of 28 – 31 May when the Ruskin Glass Centre charges an admission fee during the glass festival

.For more information  visit http://www.ifg.org.uk

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Medallions

The CGS exhibition of glass medallions to celebrate the olympics is now available online.  There are 83 different medallions all made by individual glass artists.

My medallion was inspired by my other great passion – cycling.  An image of a cyclist was an obvious choice from the beginning but how to make it wasn’t obvious.  After a bit of experimentation I opted for creating powder wafers and assembling them for the final firing.   I’d love to have had more time to work on this, definitely scope for improvement – but you can tell it’s a cyclist 🙂

Take a look at the CGS online exhibition there are some amazing original pieces of work on display.

Harvey’s of Halifax Exhibition on Contemporary Glass opens

Glass exhibitionThanks to Harvey’s of Halifax for an amazing opportunity for seven Northern glass artists to display their work.  We have just finished setting up shop and Harvey’s have opened the exhibition for viewing and sales.  It is wonderful to see the whole 1000 square feet room full of handmade glass art.  Each of us has a totally different style and technique Crackle work on displaymaking it a big and varied exhibition. I could have spent a fortune on my colleagues work.

This is the first outing for my crackle glass. Here are a couple of photos of my part of the display. More crackleThe six artists exhibiting alongside myself are Genevieve Thompson (Wicked Gen Crafts), Louise Watson, Birgitta Wikstrom Robinson, (Pure Glass), Annette Vernon, (Glasstastik), Chrissie Smith, (Aquis-Sculptural-Glass) and Sarah Haworth.  Below are some photos of the other work on display.

Annette VernonSarah HaworthChrissie SmithLouise WatsonGenevieve Thompson

Where: The Home Department, Harveys of Halifax, Commercial St, Halifax HX1 1LJ

When: 5 July – 17 July 2012. Gallery open Monday-Saturday 9am-5:30pm