Events | 31-08-2023

Contemporary Glass Discovery Day at Edinburgh University – book now!

Join the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) and the Scottish Glass Society (SGS) this September for the latest in our series of Discovery Days being held around the UK. Open to all who are interested in glass, this promises to be an inspiring day all about this wonderful medium.

The Discovery Day takes place at Edinburgh University on Friday 8 September 2023. Participants will hear from fantastic glass artists based in Scotland, who will talk about their work and studio practices.

In addition, there will be demonstrations and a tour of the Edinburgh College of Art studios.

This is an unparalleled opportunity to meet the artists and find out about their journeys with glass, as well as to chat with others who share a passion for contemporary glass.

The speakers are Juli Bolaños-Durman, Dr Choi Keeryong, Vicky Higginson, Moira Malcolm and Koen Vanmechelen.

Programme for the day:

9.30am            Registration and coffee (provided)

10.00am          Welcome by Dr Jessamy Kelly, Director of Learning and Teaching, PGT Design & Deputy PGT Convenor, School of Design at Edinburgh College of Art

10.15am          Talk by Choi Keeryong PhD

11.15am          Talk by Juli Bolaños-Durman

12.15pm          Lunch (please bring your own)

12.45pm          Walk to workshops escorted by student ambassadors

12.55pm          Studio Tour by student ambassadors, plus demonstrations

1.40pm            Demonstrations end

1.50pm            Walk back to University

2pm                Talk by Moira Malcolm

3pm                 Talk by Vicky Higginson

4pm                Tea and coffee (provided)

4.20pm           Talk by Koen Vanmechelen

5.20pm            Farewell

5.30pm            End of day

Come along and meet old friends and make new ones.

Reduced price tickets are available for student members of CGS and SGS.

This Discovery Day is a joint initiative by CGS and SGS.

Venue: Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh, West Court, Main Building, 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF, Scotland.

Buy your tickets via this link

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