Sara McDonald



Moments of quiet, significant affirmation gained from seemingly arbitrary contrasts in line, form, colour and texture have stimulated investigation into the imago ignota in an attempt to understand the feeling of deep and complete satisfaction experienced when seeing and making with a sense of gentle persuasion.

1994-1996.1 University of Wolverhampton MA with Distinction, Art and Design Network  
1984-1987 West Surrey College of Art and Design BA Hon's Glass    
1982-1984 Lincolnshire College of Art and Design Diploma, Art and Design     
2006 Coburg European Glass Award Coburg, Germany honourable mention
1988 Setting up Grant - Crafts Council   
1988 Chelsea Crafts Fair Assistance Grant Lincolnshire & Humberside Arts   

Selected Recent Exhibitions
2006 Coburg Glass Prize (for Contemporary Glass in Europe) German(Catalogue)
2005 21st Century British Glass Daniel Katz Gallery, Mayfair, London (Catalogue)
2004 British Contemporary Glass Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh    
2004 What is Craft?  The Hub, Centre for Contemporary Craft, Sleaford  
 Suspended in Light Rufford Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire   
2003 Contemporary Glass Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2002 Mezzanine Gallery Showcase National Glass Centre, Sunderland 
2002 ART 2002 Business Design Centre, Islington, London (Represented by Adrian Sassoon)  
2002 Mitsukoshi Int'l Glass Festival   People's Republic of China(Tour,catalogue)           
2001 A Celebration of Glass Cowdy Gallery, Newent, Gloucestershire        
2001 Hsin-Chu Int'l Glass Arts Festival Hsin-Chu, People's Republic of China (catalogue)   
2001 Focus (Showcase) Contemporary Applied Arts, Percy Street, London   
2001 FAS now The Fine Art Society, London (Catalogue)       

2005 Plate - British Library, London 
2001 Plate - Cowdy Gallery Collection, Gloucestershire
1999 Bowl East Midlands Arts Board, Cambridge
1997 Bowl - Usher Art Gallery, Lincoln    (Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society 1995
1994 Plate - Esbjerg Council, Denmark
1993 Bowl - Museum of Applied Art, Tallinn, Estonia
1990 Bowl - Victoria & Albert Museum, London
1990 Two Plates - Crafts Council, London 
1990  Plate - Norwich Museum, Contemporary Glass Collection      
1990 Plate - Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham 
1990 Plate - Ulster Museum, Belfast  




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