COLLECT London 2014

Kari Hakonsen – blown, cut and polished glass Earlier this month London’s Satchi Gallery was once again home to ‘The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects’, better known to everyone as ‘Collect’. A weekend trip across the pond to London is a bit of an extravagance for most at this busy time of year but…

Glass Art Society Conference Chicago 2014

Richard Royal Demo Coming from NCAD’s glass programme in Dublin, I was excited about the opportunities that going on student exchange at Southern Illinois University would bring. One of these opportunities was to attend the annual Glass Art Society Conference, held this year in Chicago. The conference ran from March 19-22 and was hosted across…

The Pilchuck Expereince – Apply Apply Apply

There’s a place near Seattle, half way round the world from our rainy little island, that’s synonymous with glass art: Pilchuck Glass School. Every year Pilchuck serves as melting pot (pun intended) for glass art enthusiasts worldwide. The school offers summer intensive classes from May through to September and several artist residencies throughout the rest…

GSoI: Looking back on ‘Orientate’ 2013

the auction exhibition in CIT Crawford College foyer (photo Michael Holly, 2013)      Dear reader, On Saturday the 2nd of November 2013 the recently re-formed Glass Society of Ireland held its first international symposium; ‘Orientate’ in CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork. Early that morning our favourite GSoI members (I joke, we have…

Debbie Dawson in China

‘I am Not Magnificent’ – Debbie Dawson  Congratulations to GSoI Chairperson Debbie Dawson who set off this week to China!   Debbie will travel to Xi’an, China to represent Ireland  in an international sculpture symposium. She will be part of an ambitious initiative involving selected practitioners from China and Europe. The project has been developed by of  EUNIC (the  European…