Just Glass at PM Gallery & House
An astounding variety of glass work will fill PM Gallery & House as it opens its first show devoted to the art of contemporary glassmaking. A new collection of abstract sculpture, wall hangings, functional vessels and chandeliers by artists of world renown, Just Glass takes place at PM Gallery & House, Ealing, west London, running from 24 January – 8 March 2014.
PM Gallery is the extension to one of Sir John Soane’s great architectural treasures, Pitzhanger Manor, designed by Soane as a place to entertain his friends and display his collection of art and antiquities.
Just Glass will demonstrate the beauty that can be achieved with kiln-formed glass and will feature established and emerging glass artists belonging to the Just Glass collective, including five nominees for the prestigious international Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass 2014: Tracy Nicholls, Sabrina Cant, Deborah Timperley, Alison Allum and Matt Durran, who will create a new version of his Theatre of Glass, ten years on from his original, Jerwood Award winning installation. In Max Jacquard and Tracy Nicholls, the exhibition line-up also includes two winners of the British Glass Biennale.
Featuring new work inspired by Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor and his ground-breaking use of architectural glass, the exhibition will also be drawn from the best work of Just Glass artists from the last ten years.
The exhibition will include a special display explaining kiln-formed glass techniques, covering processes such as casting, fusing and slumping glass in a kiln. It will illustrate the ‘cold- working’ methods used to create the finished pieces, such as grinding and polishing, gilding, etching and engraving.