Art of Glass

20 Oct 2018 – 20 Jan 2019

Main Gallery

Art of Glass presented the outstanding work of leading glass artists in Britain today. Over the last 50 years, Britain has had a significant impact on how glass is perceived as an art form. Both national and international artists have based themselves here, drawn to the teaching and world-renowned facilities the UK offers.


Griet Beyaert & Paul Miller
Heike Brachlow
Anna Dickinson
Erin Dickson
Matt Durran
Rhian Hâf
Pinkie Maclure
Geoffrey Mann
Gayle Matthias
Helen Maurer
Harry Morgan
Jeffery Sarmiento
Karlyn Sutherland
Richard Wheater
Emma Woffenden

Art of Glass: In the studio with

Geoffrey Mann

The glass programme director at the Edinburgh College of Art, Geoffrey Mann was one of the first glass artists in the UK to introduce digital technology into his practice.

For Art of Glass, he has created The Leith Pattern, which explores the myth that the archetypal wine bottle originated in Leith.

Pinkie Maclure

Perthshire-based Pinkie Maclure began working with glass almost by accident. Her partner was working as a self-employed stained glass window maker, mainly restoring Victorian windows, and making new ones for front doors. He asked if she could help him out.

For Art of Glass, she has created Beauty Tricks, which critiques the human and environmental impact of the beauty industry and the pressure women sometimes place on themselves and their daughters

Karlyn Sutherland

While undertaking a PhD in Architecture, Karlyn Sutherland’s research into the emotional power of place led her back home to Caithness.

Based in Lybster, she is influenced by the quality of light in the area. The piece she created for Art of Glass draws on a memory of looking into a mirror within the house she grew up in, and seeing the reflection of the harbour in reverse and imagining what it might be like to live in that other world.

Harry Morgan

Morgan’s work is known for its unusual use of materials and experimental approach to traditional processes. Referencing both ancient Venetian glassblowing and Brutalist architecture, he has created two pieces for Art of Glass - Dichotomy I and II – that contradicts our assumed perception on the fragility of glass.

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