News | 20-11-2022

What’s in the next Glass Network print magazine?

Kirsteen Aubrey, editor of the Contemporary Glass Society’s print magazine ‘Glass Network’, outlines some of the highlights for members in the upcoming edition.

Glass Network #81 explores the breadth of glass work currently being undertaken and celebrates our continued intrigue with glass as a creative medium.

The features share a passion for this unique material. Its transparency, fluidity, fragility and strength, alongside its optical qualities, provide opportunities for artists to engage in a range of traditional and digital processes. From casting and kiln working, blowing, leading, and lampworking to digital technology, artists continue to explore narratives and create work using light, colour, texture and form.

In this publication, Effie Burns discusses scale within her work, exploring a delight in small objects and relating her excitement as she embarks on a residency. Claudia Phipps sheds light on her long-term artist-in-residence position at Wycombe Abbey School, leading projects and sharing her passion for glass with children to produce installations. Meanwhile, light features highly in Julian Pitts’ work as he discusses his interesting route into glass, while recent graduates Polly Thomas-Colquhoun and Harry Chadwick share their experiences and work to date.

The natural environment remains an inspiration for glass artists. Through Glass Network, Bibi Smit explores the influence of nature in her practice, producing work with calm and quiet sensibility, while Verity Pulford introduces found natural elements into her glass forms.

Exploring the inner space of glass, Jo Mitchell shares her inspirational journey through her PhD to her current showcasing of work in Kanazawa, Japan.

Finally, Peter Bremers reviews Neil Wilkin and Rachael Woodman’s recent exhibition ‘Harvest: Fruit Gathering’ at Ruthin Craft Centre. The exhibition, now touring to the National Glass Centre, presents breathtaking work that celebrates the creative endeavour of Neil and Rachael individual practices and their longstanding partnership.

Glass Network is a publication for CGS members. If you are not yet a member, why not sign up today?

Image: ‘NW 39 Vessel’ by Neil Wilkin is a free-blown bowl form with painterly applied coloured glass. Photo: Stephen Heaton.


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