RDS NATIONAL CRAFTS COMPETITION AND STUDENT AWARDS The RDS National Crafts Competition and Student Art Awards are delighted to announce their Call for Entries. With a combined prize-fund in excess of €44,000 these are opportunities not to be missed. The deadline for the RDS National Crafts Competition is 8th May 2012 at 5pm. It is…

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JIM MCNAUGHTON/ TILESTYLE ARTIST BURSARY The Jim McNaughton/ TileStyle €10,000 Artist Bursary will be given to an artist gaining experience in the field of commissioning or partnering with businesses or other organisations to deliver innovative arts programmes. This award is intended to contribute to the development of the artist’s craft or practice. This award is…

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GLASS STUDIO ASSISTANT, GLASSTORM, SCOTLAND Glasstorm is a highly respected Scottish based contemporary glass studio based in the picturesque town of Tain in Ross-shire. The studio was established in 2005 by Brodie Nairn and Nichola Burns. Both have professional practice of over twenty years, working with some of the world’s best master glassmakers and studios…

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KILN FOR SALE Firecraft front loading kiln for sale – purchased from Royal Tara but not sure of the original age. Last firing a week ago. Elements are original and are in perfect working order. Type: L420, serial: 96FL4740, max temp: 1300, K Watts 22.0, Volts 38. Outside measurements:  width 38 inches, height 67″, depth…

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HOT GLASS STUDIO FOR HIRE, LEITRIM SCULPTURE CENTRE For experienced glass artists the hot glass studio at Leitrim Sculpture Centre will be available to book in the week after LSC workshops – 25th, 26th & 27th April. The blowing rate for sole use of the studio is €35 an hour (incl glass). Casting rates upon…

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LECTURE ON HARRY CLARKE BY DR. NICOLA GORDON BOWE, CO. DOWN The Friends of the F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge, Co. Down will present a lecture by Dr. Nicola Gordon Bowe on Harry Clarke and stained glass in Ireland on Thursday 15th March 2012 at 7:30pm. Tickets for this event are £3.00 (Friends &…

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ELEMENTS & TELLING TALES, SHANGHAI Elements and Telling Tales are two exhibitions by contemporary Irish and Chinese artists which open in Shanghai on 16th March 2012. These exhibitions have a strong representation of artists from Cork and are part of Irish Wave 2012, organised by Fion Gunn. Elements is an exhibition of contemporary glass and…

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KEEP GOING SURE IT’S GRAND, SOLOMON FINE ART GALLERY, DUBLIN ‘Keep Going Sure It’s Grand’ is a group exhibition of affordable artworks by over 30 different Irish painters, sculptors, print-makers, ceramists and glass-makers. Each of the specially commissioned, small and beautiful works of art are priced between €330 – €1200. Glass makers Killian Schurmann, Roisín…

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LUCINDA ROBERTSON, FESTIVAL OF IRISH DESIGN Lucinda Robertson is taking part in the Festival of Irish Design. This is a group show of 16 Irish artists and craftspeople selling work at Project 51, 51 South William Street, Dublin 2. This show ends on 31st March 2012. E: cindersglass@gmail.com

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INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL GLASS SYMPOSIUM, UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND Working with light as a means of interaction between space and the mind is the title of the University of Sunderland’s international architectural glass symposium to take place on 17th and 18th May 2012. Speakers will include Alexander Beleschenko, Rodney Bender, Algirdas Doveydenas, Marián Karel, Tim Macfarlane, Daan…

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ARCHITECTURE AND THE ARTISTRY OF GLASS, UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON As part of the 2012 International Festival of Glass this one-day symposium entitled ‘Architecture and the Artistry of Glass’ explores the relationship between glass and architectural forms whether in terms of building materials or the artist wedded to architecture. The symposium brings together artists and designers…

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GLASSBLOWING FOR BEGINNERS WORKSHOPS, LEITRIM SCULPTURE CENTRE Dates: Sat 21st & 22nd AprilMon 23rd & Tue 24th AprilTrainer: Louise Rice & Graham ReidCourse Fees: €240 (two days) – 10am to 5pmParticipants: 4Experience: No experience required. In this two-day workshop participants will explore the extraordinary medium of hot glass. Participants will learn how to gather glass…

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