COMMISSIONING ARTISTS FOR PUBLIC SPACES SEMINAR, NI This seminar with consultant and curator Frances Lord is intended for those who want to explore the benefits and practicalities of involving artists in the creative development of new buildings and the public realm. It takes place at PLACE, Belfast, on the 16th of August from 10.30am-1.00pm. Admission…

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ROISIN DE BUITLEAR AND EMMA BOURKE, 21ST CENTURY ICONS, GALWAY CITY MUSEUM Some of Ireland’s most exciting contemporary jewellers re-interpret the iconic forms of Celtic neckpieces, torcs and lunulas for the 21st Century. The function of jewellery has always been to convey status. This was particularly true of the torc, whose ostentatious size and weight…

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LARGER SCALE WORKING: POTENTIAL AND PITFALLS SEMINAR, NI This seminar with consultant and curator Frances Lord is intended for makers who want to find out more about the opportunities and practical considerations involved in working on public art and large scale craft commissions. It takes place at R-Space, Lisburn on the 15th of August from…

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BLOWN AND THROWN EXHIBITION BY CATHERINE KEENAN AND ADAM FREW Potter Adam Frew and glassblower Catherine Keenan both express a fascination with colour in their work. Adam makes colour intrinsic to a piece by staining clay and has developed a ‘double walled’ throwing technique to have different layers of colour breaking through in his surface…

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KAREN DONNELLAN, EUROPEAN PRIZE FOR APPLIED ARTS The European Prize for Applied Arts 2012 World Crafts Council Mixed Media exhibition, featuring Karen Donnellan in Young Talents, takes place at the Grand Halle Des Anciens Abattoirs De Mons, Belgium, from 14th July to 9th September 2012. Objects and furniture design, textile design, contemporary ceramics, jewellery and…

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GLASMUSEUM EBELTOFT OPEN CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITION Glasmuseet Ebeltoft is proud to announce an open call for an international group exhibition entitled Bodytalk. This exhibition will take place between 5th April and 2nd November 2014. Artists at any career stage are welcome to submit. Objects can incorporate various materials but must contain an element…

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2012 JERRY RAPHAEL METROPOLITAN CONTEMPORARY GLASS GROUP FELLOWSHIP, NY The Jerry Raphael MCGG Fellowship is funded through the generosity of the Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Group and hosted by UrbanGlass. The Fellowship award varies year to year based on MCGG member contributions; the minimum award is $2,000. The funds must be used to develop new art…

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CONTEMPORARY GLASS SOCIETY INVITES SUBMISSIONS TO EXHIBIT, UKTwo important new exhibitions of world-class glass art are about to mark a renewed interest in a medium that beautifully blurs the boundaries between fine art, craft and design. Hot Glass: new work from the furnace will be dedicated to the best in contemporary blown, hot-worked and sand-cast…

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CONTEMPORARY GLASS SOCIETY CALL FOR EUROPEAN ARTISTS, ONLINE EXHIBITIONThe title of the next Contemporary Glass Society online exhibition is Statements and Questions – European Sculpture. Sculptor Pilar Aldana-Mendez will select and curate the works for this exhibition of European glass sculpture. Glass artists based in Europe are now being asked to submit entries. This opportunity…

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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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MASTERCLASSES AT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF GLASS, UK The International Festival of Glass 2012 is fast approaching. Masterclasses are quickly selling out but there are still a few opportunities to learn a new skill or sharpen up your existing skills. As well as Olympic and Jubilee year, the IFG is celebrating 50 years of the Studio…

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NORTH LANDS INTERNATIONAL MASTERCLASSES AND WEEKEND CONFERENCE North Lands’ 2012 Master Classes will be running between 29th August and 19th September. They offer a total of four Master Classes, with two running concurrently before the Conference and two after. The first two Master Classes will run from 29th August to 6th September with Angela Jarman…

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