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

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

 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

 Setting Up Grant, Crafts Council

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

Recent Exhibitions
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

New Glass Review 28
2006  The Most Important Artists Working In Glass You've Never Heard of (Yet).
Glass Quarterly Magazine 103 p34-35
New Glass Review 27
2004  International Contemporary Glass Jennifer Hawkins Opie, V&A
2001  Storming Talent – Angela Jarman, This Side Up magazine 3/2001, p18 & p19
1997  Young Glass Prize, Neues Glas magazine 2/97 p28





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