Books | 16-02-2023

Process glass exhibition, book launch and demos in Stourbridge

A hybrid book launch and glass exhibition with live demonstrations is taking place in Stourbridge, West Midlands, opening on 25 March 2023.

Glass artist and author Catherine Dunstan has teamed up with glass artist and founder of Blowfish Glass, Bethany Wood to present the event.

The new book, Creative and Professional Development for Glass Artists, by Catherine Dunstan, will be released on the first day of the event. It is a practical guide for glass artists looking to find their creative voice and plan their journey in the world of glass. It features insights from numerous glass artists and industry professionals, including contributions from Tamsin Abbott, Simon Alderson, Anthony Amoako Attah, Juliet Forrest, Katherine Huskie, Flora Jamieson, Julie Light, Verity Pulford, Laura Quinn, Elliot Walker and Bethany Wood.

In celebration of the book launch, an exhibition will launch simultaneously at Crystal Mile Contemporary Gallery, owned by Bethany Wood, at the Red House Glass Cone in Stourbridge.

The ‘Process’ exhibition will be a unique and exciting opportunity to look into the creative minds of the 12 artists featured in the book. Sketchbooks and technical drawings will be displayed alongside test pieces, works in progress and more established pieces.

The book launch and ‘Process’ exhibition opening will take place on 25 March 2023, from 10:30am-9pm. There will be live demonstrations by professional glassblowers to watch through the day.

The exhibition takes place at Unit 15, Red House Glass Cone, High Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4AZ, UK, and will run until 15 April. Specific dates and opening times will be listed on the Blowfish Glass website.

The launch day is free to attend but booking is required. Book via this link.

In addition, over the course of the exhibition, online talks and panel discussions on themes relating to creative and professional development will be run in a virtual event called ‘Process Online’. There will be a small fee to attend these events and tickets can be booked on Catherine Dunstan’s website via this link.

Creative and Professional Development for Glass Artists is published by Gather Books, a Bristol-based small press with a focus on craft-themed books. Pre-order a print copy or e-book version here.

Image: Detail of ‘Process’ exhibition poster, showing sculpture by glass artist Elliot Walker, photographed by Simon Bruntnell.

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