National Glass Centre Sunderland PV: Friday 24 March, 6-8pm. Exhibition: 25 Mar – 1 Oct
'National Glass Centre presents a new national exhibition of glass jewellery made by bringing together four glass artists and eight of the UK’s most exciting jewellers'.
'As the country’s main centre for glass, National Glass Centre works closely with many leading artists who have a high level of expertise in using different techniques. James Maskrey works in hot glass, Angela Thwaites in cast glass, Ayako Tani in lamp worked glass and Joanne Mitchell works in kiln-formed and waterjet cut glass. These four artists have shared their expertise with the jewellers who have had ten days each to create experimental new work in glass'.
'This exciting new ‘wearable glass’ will be presented alongside the twelve artist’s more established work allowing the viewer to compare the difference between artist’s work in glass and jewellery and what happens when they are brought together.'