Angela Jarman

The ideas for my work stem from a long interest I have in biology and the natural world. I look to many sources for inspiration – animal, vegetable or mineral, but particularly aspects of growth, reproduction and multiplication - all the while trying to retain a sense of ambiguity. I want my work to refer to nature, but to appear “unnatural”, and to carry a sense of the uncanny and sinister through subtle references. I’ve built up themes with a vocabulary of my own that I use by repeating and duplicating a specific part, or creating form on the inside through the use of a textured core.
By using only clear glass for its transparency, and colours such as aluminium and silver for their neutrality, I hope to draw attention away from the showy aspect of glass, and focus on the form, structure and texture of a piece. I also use black glass – I like the way it seems to suck in the light, and appear so dense and unglasslike, and also have such a barren and sinister quality.

Born 1971, London

2001 M.A. Glass, Royal College of Art, London
1993 B.A. (Hons) Glass, West Surrey College of Art & Design, Farnham

2007 Visiting Lecturer, ceramics & glass dept. Royal College of Art
2005 Masterclass leader with Paul Cocksedge Northlands Creative Glass, Scotland.
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, glass dept. University of Wolverhampton
2004 External Supervisor, M.Des. student, Edinburgh College of Art.
Tutor, beginner’s glassmaking, Richmond Adult Education Centre
2001 Visiting Lecturer, glass dept. Edinburgh College of Art
1995 HND yr 2 Project Tutor, Barnet College of Further Education
1993- 95 Course Assistant to Colin Reid

2002 Setting Up Grant, Crafts Council

2006 Coburg Glaspreis shortlisted
2005 Glass Sellers Award shortlisted
2003 Jerwood Applied Arts Prize shortlisted
1997 Young Glass 97 shortlisted

Recent Exhibitions
2007 Four Decades of Glass Graduates from The Royal College of Art, Collect, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England.
The London Art Fair, Adrian Sassoon, London, England
2006 Naturally Formed, Goss Gallery, Dallas, USA
Reflections - A Decade of North Lands Creative Glass, Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
3 Ways, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
V&A Showcase in Partnership with the Crafts Council, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
2005 Celebrating 30 Years Crafts Council Shop at the V&A, London, England
Flower Power The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
ShowCAse: Contemporary Art for the UK City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
21st Century British Glass Dan Klein Associates, Daniel Katz Limited, London
2004 A Sense of Place Museo De Arte Vidrio De Alcorcon, Alcorcon, Spain
A Sense of Place Museo De Arte Vidrio De Alcorcon, Alcorcon, Spain
COLLECT Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
2003 Well Set Up Crafts Council Shop at the V&A, London, England
Jerwood Applied Arts 2003 Glass Crafts Council Gallery, London, England
Jerwood Applied Arts 2003 Glass York Art Gallery, York, England

Public Collections
Victoria & Albert Museum, England
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, England
Contemporary Art Society, England
Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Germany
Musee-Atelier Du Verre De Sars-Poteries, France







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