Margaret Alston

Born1956
Education
1983-85MA Glass and Ceramics, Royal College of Art, London
1979-83Hons. 1st class, Multi-Disciplinary Design, North Staffordshire Polytechnic
Awards
2015Art in Action Prize for Contemporary Glass, British Glass Biennale
1986Craft Council Setting-up Grant
1982Fordham Glass Prize, Class of 82, Coleridge of Highgate, London
Recent exhibitions
2010 - 16Masterpiece, with Adrian Sassoon, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
2008 - 16TEFAF, with Adrian Sassoon, Maastricht, Netherlands
2015British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge
2013New Glass: Ancient Skill, Contemporary Art Form, Blackwell House, Cumbria
2012Pate de Verre from Jungendstil to Studio Glass, European Museum of Modern Glass, Rosenau, Germany
2011A Passion for Glass, Dan Klein and Alan J Poole Private Collection of Modern Glass, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
2007 - 09International Ceramics Fair, with Adrian Sassoon, London
2007Four Decades of Glass Graduates from the RCA, Dan Klein Associates at Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, V&A, London
2006Pate de Verre x 4, Dan Klein Associates, London
2005Particle Theories, Museum of American Glass, Wheaton Village, Millville, USA
200421st Century British Glass, Daniel Katz Gallery, London
2000Glass Light Sound, Crafts Council, London
1996Venezia Aperto Vetro, International New Glass, Museo Correr, Venice, Italy
1993The Glass Show, Crafts Council, London
1987Clear Through to the Wood, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
1985Coburg Glass Prize, Coburg, Germany
1982Class of 82, Coleridge of Highgate, London
Public Collections
Borowsky Glass Collection, Philadelphia, USA
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Nottingham Castle museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham
Corning Glass Museum, New York, USA
European Museum of Modern Glass, Rosenau, Germany
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Museum Fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Glasmuseum, Hergiswil, Luzern, Switzerland
Glasmuseum Ernsting Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld, Germany
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
Turner Museum, University of Sheffield
Collection of Dan Klein and Alan J Poole, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Publications
2016Contemporary British Crafts, the Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Amanda Game, Philip Wilson Press
2014A Passion for Glass the Dan Klein and Alan J Poole Private Collection of Modern Glass, Rose Watban, National Museums of Scotland
2014Tooled Up, Margaret Alston, Glass Network, CGS Quarterly Magazine, Issue 54
2006Two Approaches to Pate de Verre, M Alston and S Vandenhoucke, Dan Klein, Craft Art International Magazine, Issue 67
2004Contemporary International Glass, Jennifer Hawkins Opie, V&A Publications
1997Techniques in Kiln Formed Glass, Keith Cummings, A&C Black, London
1990Contemporary Glass, Suzanne Franz, Harry N. Abrams
1989From Sand to Crystal Art, Christopher Andre, Christian Science Monitor
1982September, Glass, Jane Kelly, Art Review

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