Just Glass: The art of the possible
Alison Allum, Alex Archbold, Kirsty Brooks, Natalia Bulgakova, Phillipa Candy, Sabrina Cant, Kathlyn Collins, Nichola Collins, Antonio Dias Ribeiro, Diana Dias-Leao, Sally Dunnett, Matt Durran, Shirley Eccles, Frances Federer, Celia Goodman, Tanya Gregory, Julia Hayward, Su Herbert, Anne Holly, Ingrid Hunter, Max Jacquard, Jackie Kingsley, Ian Kirwan, Jessie Lee, Julie Light, Caitlin Mackesy Davies, Deborah Martin, Jera May, Caroline McGuigan, Caroline Moiret, Wendy Newhofer, Tracy Nicholls, Jessica Parkes, Lesley Parsons, Jacque Pavlosky, Harriet Pelham, Ulrike Preuss, Nicola Ransom, Angela Thwaites, Deborah Timperley, Mandy Treptow, Stuart Turnbull, Ritsuko Uechi, Joanna Waddy, Jean Wallace, Rachel Wellsman, Annie White, Myra Wishart
24 January – 8 March 2014
An astounding variety of glass work will fill PM Gallery for a new exhibition devoted to the art of contemporary glassmaking.
Just Glass will display a new collection of abstract sculpture, wall hangings, functional vessels and chandeliers, demonstrating the beauty that can be achieved with kiln-formed glass. Featuring new work inspired by Sir John Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor and his ground-breaking use of architectural glass, the exhibition will also be drawn from the best work of the Just Glass collective in the past ten years, including established and emerging glass artists.
Also known as ‘warm glass’ to differentiate it from the ‘hot glass’ disciplines such as glass-blowing, kiln-formed glass covers a range of techniques. The exhibition will include a special display explaining kiln-formed glass techniques, covering processes such as casting, fusing and slumping glass, as well as illustrating the ‘cold-working’ methods used to create the finished pieces.
The exhibition includes the work of award winning artists, with Tracy Nicholls, Sabrina Cant, Deborah Timperley, Alison Allum and Matt Durran, all currently nominees for the prestigious international Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass 2014. Max Jacquard and Tracy Nichols have previously been winners of the British Glass Biennale and ten years on from his original Jerwood Award-winning installation, Matt Durran will create a new version of his Theatre of Glass.
Just Glass will present a captivating and seductive array of works, as well as reinforce the status that studio glassmaking has achieved as a serious art form.
Saturday 22 February, 2pm
Please join us for an informal tour of the exhibition
Free – just turn up
Image credits (from left to right):
Nicola Ransom, Untitled, 2011 © Nicola Ransom
Alison Allum, Sectioned, 2012 © Bernard Allum
Su Herbert, Scent of the Jungle, 2010 © Jonathan Warren