Anne Vibeke Mou, Untitled, 2010, point engraving on glass. St John’s Church, Healey, Northumberland, UK. Photography by John McKenzie 


Taking a Leap: Concept, Conservation and Innovation in Architectural Glass
From the preservation of historic windows to the edge of contemporary art, stained glass endures as an important and exciting medium for creative practice. In collaboration with Bullseye Glass, this one-day event of lectures, discussions, networking and gallery tours considers the creation and conservation of traditional and contemporary architectural commissions. Speakers include:
-Anne Vibeke Mou
-Keith Barley MBE
-Annie Cattrell
-John Kenneth Clarke
-Michael Endo
Tickets are available via our website. Early Bird Deadline 28th February

Posted 26 January 2017

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‘Materiality Making Meaning’ with Annie Cattrell
Application Deadline 28th February 2017
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This master class will take a creative approach to using glass as a means for discovery. We will emphasise hands-on studio experimentation and idea development for sculpture and installation. Techniques for kilncasting and flamework will be introduced to develop forms for a broader consideration of scale and materials.
About Annie Cattrell
Cattrell’s practice is often informed by working with specialists in neuroscience, meteorology, engineering, psychiatry and the history of science. This cross-disciplinary approach has enabled her to learn about cutting edge research and in depth information in these fields. She is particularly interested in the parallels and connections that can be drawn within these approaches in both art and science.
Cattrell has recently undertaken a number of commissions including at the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, the award winning Bio-chemistry Department at Oxford University designed by Hawkins Brown and for the Riverside Development at Lewisham Hospital. Recently she has completed a major commission for Oxford Brookes University called Resounding. Currently she is Lead Artist at New Museum Site at Cambridge University where she is in the process of making a public commission situated at the Old Cavendish Laboratories and Student Services Building.
Cattrell has been a tutor in the Ceramics and Glass Department at the Royal College of Art since 2000 and has lectured in many art colleges in the UK including: Edinburgh School of Art, University of the Arts, University of Gloucester, University of Ulster etc. She is Reader in Fine Art and Research Group Leader in Fine Art and Photography at De Montfort University in Leicester.
Divine Light’ with Anne Vibeke Mou
Application Deadline 28th February 2017
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The window is a point of departure for this master class, in which Anne Vibeke Mou will explore contemporary drawing, walking, looking and ‘wild’ engraving in the landscape. Supported in the studio by renowned conservator Keith Barley MBE, students will be challenged to incorporate mark making into traditional stained glass.
About Anne and Keith
Anne Vibeke Mou makes drawings and engravings by diamond point across windows and objects. Her work is an exploration of how materials may effect a momentary suspension in the dialectics of change and entropy and fix, for a time, process and narrative. She has a systematic, almost ritualistic, approach to making and often uses intensely repetitive methods of mark making. Her work unfolds slowly by inviting interaction between material and chance over time. Her most recent commissions include Diamond Window commissioned by the Laurence Sterne Trust at Shandy Hall and Arts & Heritage. These were leaded by Barley Studio, which was established by Managing Director Keith Barley MBE in 1973. Barley has an international reputation for excellence in stained glass creation and conservation for cathedrals, stately homes, parish churches and prestigious secular buildings across the UK and beyond.
‘Holy Grail’ with Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck
Application Deadline 28th February 2017
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This masterclass is an in-depth study of the goblet: its volume, proportion and finer details that may be observed but not necessarily put into words. The instructors will demonstrate seamless, precise teamwork, focusing on process while detaching from the outcome. Students will reference the past to make personal, contemporary forms.
About Michael and Josie
MICHAEL SCHUNKE received a BFA in Glass at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Pennsylvania and the Rhode Island School of Design before founding his first company, Nine Iron Studios in 1998. He has taught at many institutions including the Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Japan, Haystack, Penland and Pilchuck. His work is widely exhibited, and is in museum collections worldwide.
JOSIE GLUCK attended the Appalachian Center for Craft and was a member of Dale Chihuly’s and Lino Tagilapietra’s glassblowing teams before receiving a MFA in Designed Objects from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has taught at Haystack, Cam Ocagi (Istanbul, Turkey), Pratt Fine Arts Center, and Pilchuck.
Michael and Josie have been teaching and working collaboratively since 2010. Together, they founded and operate Vetro Vero glassblowing and design studio in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
‘Time to Believe’ with Beth Lipman
Application Deadline 28th February 2017
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In this master class, Beth Lipman will lead an exploration of meaningful objects, using glassmaking as a primary method to expose, question and express current and past beliefs. Through blowing, solid sculpting, kiln forming, and cold working, students will take a sculptural approach to making new objects in glass.

About Beth Lipman
Beth is an internationally acclaimed artist whose awards include the USA Berman Bloch Fellowship, the Pollock Krasner Grant, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. Most recently, she completed Secretary with Chipmunk, a multipurpose sculpture for the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee, USA. Her exhibition record includes the Ringling Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and Gustavsbergs Konsthall in Sweden. Her work is in the permanent collections of Brooklyn Museum of Art, Kemper Museum for Contemporary Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Jewish Museum, Norton Museum of Art, and the Corning Museum of Glass.

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