CRAFTed Stained Glass with Gerlinde Kugler

The Design and Crafts Council Ireland’s pioneering CRAFTed Programme has been connecting primary teachers with professional crafts peoples for several years now. The programme gives schools the opportunity to teach many techniques that wouldn’t ordinarily find their way into the classroom. Earlier this year GSoI member Gerlinde Kugler undertook one such project  to share her…

The Irish Invasion – Pilchuck Session7, 2014

Fred Curtis and TA Conor in the Cold shop  Glass. Rarely seen glass. Mother Teresa. Water/Waader/Wawsher. Hot Glass. Painting Party. Crown Jewels. Irish Glass. S’mores. Beer. The Pond. Falling into the Pond. Cold Glass. Volleyball. Cartwheel Races. Golden Apron. Laughing. Crying. Glass Music. The Bell. Hot Shop Party. Climbing Walls. Silent Auction. Crazy Hair. Glass.…

RDS National Craft Awards 2014

This year the Glass Society of Ireland were proud to be able to sponsor a prize at the RDS National Craft Awards. The GSoI Ireland sponsored prize was €300 this year and was won by Sadhbh Mowlds a recent graduate of the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Sadhbh’s main interest is in…

Glassy Future Makers of 2014

This year’s Future Makers Competition has been a great success for Glass Society of Ireland members Karen Donnellan, Emma Bourke and Mags O’ Dea. The awards ceremony took place again this year in Fallon and Byrne’s function room in Dublin on June 11th.  Karen received the Exhibitions Assistance support award, worth €800.  She plans to…

Ulysses Cylinders Public Lecture

by Fiona Byrne In the lead up to the opening of the Ulysses Cylinders exhibition by Dale Chilhuly and Seaver Leslie with Flora C. Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick a lecture was held at Dublin Castle. This lecture looked at the making of the exhibition, glass in Ulysses and also gave an insight into why the…