Mark Bickers


This installation will be the largest installation of lights I have attempted, I am approaching the focus as an opportunity to create a dazzling installation of small light shades. Each shade is distorted by hand, carefully allowing the heat and centrifugal force to stretch the glass into random fluid forms. The white sea of splash lights will illuminate the space with up to sixty individual points of light. My aim with these pieces is to take advantage of the vagaries of hand made glass, I want each shade to be unique, so if you owned a group of them you would be able to enjoy each individually.


Education

2001–2003 MA Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art
1996–1999 BA (Hons) Ceramics and Glass, Buckinghamshire College

Employment
2006–Pres Lecturer at University of Hertfordshire
2003–Pres Part-time visiting lecturer at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
2002 Design assistant at Asprey and Garrard
1999–2001 Full time assistant to master glassmakers Stewart Hearn and Bob Crooks
1998–Pres Assisting at various glass studios including Simon Moore, Anthony Stern and Barleylands Glassworks

Commissions & Awards
2008 Designed ‘Gatsby” range for Habitat
2007 Grand Design Magazine Award – Talent Spot
2006 Awarded Development award from the Crafts Council
2004 Commissioned to design and produce NGTSC award for Transco
Awarded substantial support from NESTA
Short listed for Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers professional award
2003 Awarded a place on NESTA’s Graduate Pioneer Program
Winner of the RSA Student Design Awards – Homeware section
Winner of the RSA Wally Ollins opportunity award
Winner of the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers  student award
Short listed for the Bombay Sapphire Prize 2003
2001–2002 Designed and produced sets of trophies for the Chairman’s Awards for the Lattice group

Selected Exhibitions
2008 100% Design, CAA – Shimmer and shine
2007 100% Design, Origin
2005 Chelsea Crafts Fair, 100% Design, Designers Block Heals discovers
2004 Up the tunnel, Tunbridge
2003 Royal College of Art final show, London
Bombay Sapphire Blue Room, Various Locations
Transfuse – Great Eastern Hotel, London
Urban Interiors, London
2002 Connections - Espai Vidre, Barcelona
2001 Art 2002-New London Glass, London
2000 Lulu Guinness, London
Candid Arts Trust, London
Oxford Gallery, Oxford

Publications & Press
2006 Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Grand Designs Ma
2005 Guardian, Elle Decoration
2004 Neues Glass, Guardian
2003 Time Out, Elle Decoration, Living Etc
1999 The Times, Harpers and Queen, RJ Magazine

Exhibitions

Archive

2009

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