Hot Glass: New Work from the Furnace

19.04.13 - 25.05.13

Contemporary Applied Arts is pleased to present Hot Glass! New Work From The Furnace, an exciting exhibition featuring new work by 26 selected national and international artists curated by CAA in collaboration with The Contemporary Glass Society.  

Hot Glass!
is a world-class exhibition dedicated to the best in contemporary blown, hot-worked and sand-cast glass. Artists and studios were invited to submit proposals for this outstanding exhibition of glass from the furnace. A collaboration between CAA and the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS), the exhibition will present a dynamic selection of specially created new work from some of the world’s most talented glass makers. 

The selection panel – Victoria Scholes as Chair of CGS; renowned glass artist Colin Reid and Clare Maddison, the Director at CAA – have picked out fresh and exciting work from both renowned and emerging makers, plus a few surprises from people who don’t usually work in hot glass. It is a truly international show too, and gives a glimpse at work that is straightforwardly beautiful, deeply philosophical and in some cases startlingly off the wall. 

The exhibition will feature work by Paula Bartron, Lucy Alexandra Batt, Scott Benefield, Katharine Coleman MBE, Rachel Mary Elliott, Gillies Jones, Graeme Hawes, Vicky Higginson, Catherine Hough, Jane Hunt, Elin Isaksson, Catherine Keenan, Choi Keeryong, Tyler Kimball, June Kingsbury, Peter Layton, Yaoquing Li, Charlie MacPherson, James Maskrey, Tanja Pak, Gilles Payette, Liam Reeves, Cathryn Shilling, Boris Shpeizman, Louis Thompson, Angela Thwaites, and Gemma Truman.  

Hot Glass! is a part of Glass Skills – the second stage of a two-year project by the CGS to put contemporary glass on the  map. Starting in 2012 with a summer of glass events inspired by the Olympic Games, Glass Skills follows on with a year-long celebration of the imagination and talent of today’s glass-makers and their role in keeping ancient skills alive.



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