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Glass graduates showcase their quirky artwork at Red House Glass Cone
10:39am Monday 16th September 2013 in News
A QUIRKY display of work by glass graduates is running at Wordsley’s Red House Glass Cone this month.
The Oh My Glass! exhibition showcases work by up and coming glassmakers from across the UK and comprises pieces from blown glass to digitally water jet cut glass.
Graduate Charlotte Clark is among the featured glass artists who are all displaying a piece from their degree courses and a piece created since graduation to show how they have developed since leaving the classroom behind.
Charlotte, manager of Wolverhampton’s Shop in the Square project, is also curator of the exhibition which features newspapers cast in glass, glass feathers, bulbous black glass seed pods enveloping a clear glass seed and huge mirrored glass gates.
Other selected artists are: Hannah Lovett, Alison Lowry, Robyn Smith, Lisa Bate, Vicky Higginson, Elisa Robinson, Timothy Rawlinson, Elliot Walker, Jennifer Ann Brown, Jenny Sharp, Kate Turner, Oksana Kondratyeva, Sophie Sheehan, Kelly Rooker, Melissa Vogel, Kira Meyer.
Councillor Tracy Wood, Dudley’s cabinet member for environment and culture, said: “The glass industry is part of our heritage, but it’s not stuck in the past.
“This exhibition by recent glass graduates shows the range of beautiful, challenging and sometimes quirky pieces that can be made from the same basic material.
“Oh My Glass shows there is still a market for original designs and that Stourbridge’s studio glass industry is something we should all be proud of.”
The exhibition runs until October 20 and many of the pieces displayed are for sale.
The cone is open 10am to 4pm, Monday to Sunday. Admission is free.
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