Peter Sutton

For me it is more about the effect than the material. Glass is the catalyst to make things happen. I like to work with the essential qualities of reflection, transmission and or refraction to create compositions.

In line with the nature of the medium, I create pieces that change – both depending on the light source and its direction, and the angle or distance from which the work is viewed.

In some attempt to aspire to a beauty and purity, I skirmish with geometric form. The cutting up of such a form and putting it back in a 3dimensional light conductor setting is a less pure transmission, although tantalising for the effect. I wish my pieces to move the viewer physically around while seeing.

Peter Sutton      April 2010

Born  1967 Norwich 

 Swansea College, Architectural Stained Glass (4 distictions)    
1986-87  Norwich school of Art         

 Associate member of British Society of Master Glass Painters     
1999  Member of Norwegian Crafts Council from 1999 
1996  Honorary Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass 
1996  Journeyman’s Award, Worshipful Company of Glaziers     
1990  1st Prize, National Glaziers Competition        

Solo Exhibitions
  “Beaming”  Hå, Stavanger, Norway   
2008  “Ray” Gallery Rica, Trondheim, Norway     
2004  Nordisk kunsthandverk (crafts) Varberg Sweeden 
2003  ”Synchrony,”  Art museum, Namsos, Norway 
2002  ”Windows,” Gallery North, Harstad, Norway 
2001  ”Windows,” National Museum of Decorative Arts Trondheim, Norway   

Group Exhibitions
  “09” Norwegian Arts Council, Oslo Art Museum 2008  “40cm 2” St Martins, London   
2005  Nordic Arts and Crafts, Varberg, Sweeden    
2004  ”Woven,” International Culture Center & Museum, Oslo, Norway    
2004  Radøy Art Center, Radøy, Norway  
2004  ”The National Trondheim Exhibition,” Norway                                  
2003  ”New Members,”Trondheim Center for Contemporary Art, Norway   
2002  ”Humour & Satire,” Gallery Innsikt, Møre og Romsdal, Norway    
1997-99  Vega-Days, Vega, Norway   
1992  “The Painter in Glass”, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales   
Jeanette Hayhurst Gallery, Kensington, London 
“Decorative Arts Today”, Bonhams, Knightsbridge, London    
1991  “New Designers”, Islington Design Centre     

  Lørenskog Culture House, Oslo, Norway  
2009  St Olavs Hospital, Trondheim, Norway  
2008  Nilsbyen Kindergarden, Trondheim, Norway 
2007  Hoylandet Nursing Home, Norway   
2006  Byasen School, Trondheim, Norway   
2005  Millfield School, Design and Technology building, UK     
2004  Namsos Nursing Home, Norway      
Hordabø Church, Radøy, Norway       
2003  Råkhaugen Nursing Home, Molde, Norway  
2002  Brundalen School, Trondheim, Norway  
2001  Haberdashers’ Hall, London, UK   
2000  Sintef Industrial Management, design, Trondheim, Norway 
Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant, UK  
1999  Justvik Church, Kristiansand, Norway  
1997  Fishmongers’Hall, London Bridge, UK  
1996  All Saints Church, South Ockenden, UK  
1995  The Bedford School, Assembly Hall, Bedford, UK 

  Norwegian Arts Council  material grant 
2004  Norwegian Arts Council  material grant 
2002  Norwegian Arts Council 1 year working grant
2001  Norwegian Arts Council 1 year working grant
2000  Trondheim City Council culture grant




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