Exhibitions | 28-12-2023

Sparkle! contemporary glass exhibition in Somerset

The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is delighted to be collaborating with Black Swan Arts in Frome, Somerset, UK, to present an exhibition of glass work by 39 glass artists at different stages of their careers.

Black Swan Arts’ Long Gallery will host ‘Sparkle! A Spectrum of Contemporary Glass’, the application process for which was open to all CGS members, with an emphasis on those based in the Southwest and Midlands regions.

The exhibition shows the dazzling delight of glass in all its facets of light, colour and technique – some presented on plinths and some wall-mounted. It is a true celebration of the diversity of contemporary glass. Plus, all the pieces are for sale.

The artists taking part are Yiran An, Emma Baker, Katrina Beattie, Tulin Bedri, Peter Berry, PJ Buchanan, Madeline Bunyan, Sue Burne, Teresa Chlapowski, Julie Coakley, Beth Colledge, Stevie Davies, Dalia Doron, Shirley Eccles, Rachel Elliott, Hannah Gibson, Jianyong Guo,  Claire Hall, Oliver Hanney, Nick Hasell, Kate Henderson, Ali Jarvis, Wendy Jeavons, Sheenagh McKinlay, Wendy Newhofer, April Owen, Jade Pinnell, Stacey Poultney, Susan Purser Hope, Anna Laura Quintana, Morag Reekie, Donna Richardson, Hadia Roushdy, Bailey Shooter, Sue Sinclair, Alison Vincent, Frans Wesselman, Abigail Wilderspin and Jane Yarnall.

The exhibition runs from Friday 19 January to Sunday 25 February 2024, with a special Meet-the-Makers event from 2-4pm on Saturday 20 January, where the exhibitors will chat about their artworks.

In addition, the Glass Hub educational centre, based a few miles away near Trowbridge, will be supporting the event by holding an open studio event where it will welcome visitors to see all its glass making provisions and provide demonstrations of glass making.

Black Swan Arts is at 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB, UK.

Image: (left)’Marbles Anyone’ by Morag Reekie, (right) ‘Grey Trio Stop’ by Rachel Elliott.

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