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…

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…

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…