Monthly Archives: May 2016

Hourglass

The last seven years have been a unique creative opportunity for me as a designer and maker.

I have had the opportunity to develop my work, and interpretation of my designs alongside Peter Collins and the team at Hourglass Uk.

Adding to years of working alone in my own British glass studio, then treading the boards of commercial studios abroad, I have progressed by also drawing on industrial glass processes here in Britain. This symbiosis is made possible at the invitation of Peter Collins, inspired to suggest that I work along side them at the Hourglass factory.

The projects I have been working on have been able to take a fresh, positive approach to working in glass, which has sometimes eluded the ‘architectural art glass’ industry. In three decades it has felt that we have not progressed very far.

Contemporary glass needs industry to help it move forward, alongside the ideas of artists and designers.

Hourglass have just launched their website:

http://www.hourglass.uk.com/

The Creative Dimension

The Creative Dimension has well and truly launched this year with five summer workshops for teenagers 14-18yrs, with an eye on learning hands-on creative skills. Taught by professional artists and craftsman, the courses will offer the chance to experience the mediums of gilding, marquetry, mural painting, stone working and woodwork.

At art college my vision of a creative career was shaped by the positive experience of learning skills from artists who were out there, earning a living in the real world. This is a wonderful opportunity.

Be inspired. Go here to see what The Creative Dimension is doing:

http://www.thecreativedimension.org/