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.…

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…

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…

Shanghai in Cork

Yanyan Wong and Shihui Zhang are exchange students from the Shanghai University of Fine Art. They spent three months in spring practicing glass, ceramic and textiles at C.I.T Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork. After six weeks of dedicated work, the girls showcased some pieces in the recently renovated foyer area of the college. …

Mud & Sand at Gallery Zozimus

Third year Glass and Ceramic students in NCAD have been very busy these last few weeks, labouring on while the newly graduated 4th years finally relaxed All their hard work paid off however at the opening of Mud & Sand last Thursday at Gallery Zozimus on Francis St. Zozimus represents over 120 artists and is…