This page showcases some of the panels I have made for exhibition purposes. Exhibitions tend to set a theme, which allows the artists to create a design inspired by that theme, e.g. how many things come to your mind if I said the word ‘Celebration’ or ‘Heritage’.
Exhibitions set a challenge for me too explore the theme, to research topics relates to it, and to generate designs that inspire the connections I make with the theme. They also give me the opportunity to explore new techniques to incorporate into the design, and this includes types of glass, styles of painting, the use of technology and methods of displaying the finished piece.
Exhibition panels give potential clients the opportunity to see my versatility in my approach to design, the execution of my making and how contemporary the overall piece can be. This can inspire a client with regards to them developing their thoughts and their options.
I hope the images on this page inspire you to contact me and start the commissioning process.
‘Stories: Whispers from the Past and Present’
I’m delighted for my two pieces to be included in the ‘Stories; Whispers from the Past and Present’ exhibition.
This is a joint exhibition hosted by the Scottish Glass Society and the Contemporary Glass Society, in The Trades House of Glasgow, 85 Glassford Street, Glasgow, running from 14th to 22nd September, and open between 10 and 4pm. (Note: the exhibition will be closed on Monday 19th as a mark of respect to HM Queen Elizabeth II)
I have two pieces on display; the first in public viewing of my The Blossom and The Bee panel. Covid restrictions stopped me exhibiting this panel, other than online, which doesn’t do the panel justice as I was told at the exhibitions opening event, “the panel is so much bigger than i thought” and “the colours and glass textures are so more vivid and tactile”
My second piece is my Dunfermline Abbey triptych; the rose window inspired central panel depicts the Abbey surrounded by gilded medieval illuminated letters, representing the nine monarchs buried there. The Abbey panel is flanked by panels portraying the life of Queen Margaret, executed in the art and colours of her time with pilgrim badge centre, and a celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s jubilee declaration of Dunfermline’s city status; the central Great Seal executed in recognition of Dunfermline’s international damask linen trade.
If you are in Glasgow, please pop into the exhibition, there are almost 100 pieces on display and well worth the visit.