Region:West Midlands

Technique:Casting, Hot glass, Kiln work


Discipline:Decorative, Design, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Exhibition, Networking

Product:Public art, Sculptural, Sculpture

Country:United Kingdom


Anthony McCabe

I studied Glass and Ceramics but worked in industry for thirty years only returning back into the Arts when studying on an MA in 'Applied Art and Design' at Wolverhampton University in 2015-2017 . There I specialised in Hot glass. My work is influenced from the shape of the 'Amphora', a form known by the Romans and before them the people of Mesopotamia (now Iran/Iraq/Jordan) an area that caught my imagination from a guided visit to the British Museum's Middle Eastern Section, where it was explained how Mesopotamia helped found many things which are the basis of Western civilization. They developed the first laws and rules of mathematics, counted in base sixty, which reflects in how we count time and use the rules of geometry, they built the first cities set to a plan, moving people from a nomadic to a settled existance. Importantly they cultivated the first crops and selected the most fertile seeds enabling more people to be fed. In many ways they were the start of things!

+Exhibition at the World of Glass with the CGS September 23 – 18 November 2023.
+Exhibition with Scottish Glass Society/CGS Free Trades Hall, Glasgow September 2022 and moving to Inverness, October 2022.
+SoloExhibition at Galleryat12, Eccleshall, Staffordshire. September 2022.
+Exhibited at the RHS Chelsea flower show May 2022
+Exhibited in the ‘Life Forms’ exhibition at the Pyramid Gallery, York. Sept – October 2021
+Curated and Exhibited at Ingestre Orangery, in Staffordshire, with the ‘Moving into the Light’ with the artists from Gallery@12, Eccleshall in May 2021.
+Designed and Produced the Online exhibition ‘A Glass Garden’, Ingestre Orangery, Staffordshire. July 2020 (published on YouTube; ). Exhibited in an Online exhibition ‘Life Forms’ at the Pyramid Gallery, York. June 2020
+Demonstrated glass blowing at the Red Cone museum, Stourbridge, for the International Festival of Glass, August 2019.
+ Exhibited at the World of Glass Museum, St Helen’s, in ‘Glorious Glass’, with the CGS in October 2019.
+Exhibited at ‘3rd Session of Hejian Craft Glass Design & Creation Exhibition and Competition’ China 2018
+Exhibited at the ‘Courtyard’ gallery, Wolverhampton University (March- June 2018) with
‘The Fertile Crescent’ Exhibition.

In November 2018 Two pieces from a series of Amphora vessels called the ‘Fertile Crescent’ won the ‘Silver’ medal and a second the medal for ‘Excellent Work’ in the ‘3rd Session of China (Hejian) Craft Glass Design & Creation Exhibition and Competition’ at Ming Shangde Glass Museum, China.

In December 2019 these two pieces were bought by the Shangde Museum in Hejian, China for their collection.

‘Glass Garden’ stand at the RHS Chelsea flower show with my glass flowers, Work based on the concept of ‘What if flowers were made of glass? The pieces ‘Tulip’ ‘Lily’ and ‘Seed pod’ on display are ALL made from recycled glass! This was in 2022, the designated International Year of Glass!

'The Glass Garden'; The first collection of Amphora for a Triptych with glass. An exhibition at the restored Ingestre Orangery and gardens. , Designer and Photography A.McCabe

2022 The RHS Chelsea flower show. What if flowers were made of glass? Greenhouse display on the Glass Garden stand. 'L to R', 'Seed pod' ,'Lily' and 'Tulip'. , Photography Alan Applin.

What if flowers were made of glass? Lily Top stopper. , Photography Alan Applin.

A work in progress, building a Greenhouse for Chelsea flower show 2022. Some rare glass plants. No watering needed , Photography Anthony McCabe.

'Knowledge in the Garden of Eden' at Shrewsbury's Arts Trail 2023 , Photography A.McCabe

The RHS Chelsea flower show 2022. Amphora Triptych 'A Glass Garden'. What if flowers were made of glass? , Photography Alan Applin.

'Chelsea Visitor,' RHS Show 2022. Taking time off from the 'Antiques Road Show'. , Photography G.Argent

What if flowers were made of glass? 'Tulip'. , Photography Anthony McCabe.

'Dispensation of Knowledge' . The text on the support reads 'We are drowning in Knowledge whilst starving for Wisdom'. , Photography A.McCabe