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Winners!

An exhibition held in association with Art in Action

8th to 26th May 2012

The Gallery at London Glassblowing is delighted to present, Winners! An exhibition showcasing work by three Glass Artists who have won art awards sponsored by Art in Action.
 
- Liam Reeves, winner of Best of the Best, Art in Action, 2011.
- Tim Boswell, winner of the Art in Action Award for Contemporary Glass, British Glass Biennale, 2010
- Graham Muir, winner of Best of the Best, Art in Action, 2010

Highlights of the exhibition will be the making/demonstration days by each of the featured artists, giving you the rare opportunity to see each of these talented artist/craftsmen at work.

11th May - DEMO'S at 11am, 2pm and 4pm
Liam Reeves, assisted by Sarah Wibberley, will be demonstrating his mastery of the amazingly intricate Venetian techniques.  For a taster of his extraordinary skill  see below.

19th May - DEMO'S at 11am, 2pm and 4pm
Tim Boswell will be accompanied by The Bandits of Glass, comprising of the award winning glass artists Elliot Walker, Charlotte Hughes-Martin, Lizzie Norton and Tim Boswell, who have a reputation as one of the UK's top glass demonstration teams. They will be exploring and explaining the techniques and secrets of both traditional and modern glass making in an informal and fun way. These include kiln formed glass rolled onto hot blown glass, mould blowing, and solid worked sculpture. This will be a fun and family friendly day.

25th May - DEMO'S throughout the day
Graham Muir will be demonstrating the making of his spectacular wave pieces. These amazing pieces have won Graham large acclaim throughout Europe. They are masterworks of form, scale, colour and sheer courage in their making and finishing.

 
In addition to all of this, thanks to the team at Art in Action, we are able to make the unique offer of TWO-FOR-ONE TICKETS TO ART IN ACTION. Buy one standard adult entry ticket online and get a second one FREE. Tickets may be used on any day. Use the unique promotional code LGWORZ. This offer is available from 1 April 2012 onwards.

Click here to see a video of Liam Reeves at work in the London Glassblowing Studio.

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Liam Reeves, Warp Vessel 

Working exclusively with blown glass, I utilise advanced techniques developed during the medium’s two millennia of rich history. I learn, practice and adapt these methods in order to explore themes and ideas informed by my own experience… An experience influenced in no small way by the ongoing developments in the continuum of technological progression.

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Liam Reeves, Scope III

My work uses the tradition, technique and language of glassblowing as a lens through which to explore the effect these kinds of technological advance have on the way that we interface with our environment… and ultimately their inherent transience as innovations are superseded in their own evolution.

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Tim Boswell, Black and White

Through exploring techniques and secrets of both traditional and modern glass making. Tim uses kiln formed glass rolled onto hot blown glass to create scultural forms.

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Tim Boswell, black and white

The works are finished by acid etching, which gives the pieces a smooth matt finish, further playing with the sculptural appearance of the glass. 

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Graham Muir, Golden Ocean Vessel

To better capture the power of the wave I made the piece as big as I could physically manage. I also wanted it to have more height so that the wave is caught frozen just at the moment where its latent energy is at its highest before it crashes. The cutting had to be more even than before as the first pieces were very random, organic in nature. This was technically difficult to achieve but I wanted this piece to be sharper and more graceful.

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Graham Muir, carter waveform

The first waveform I made came about as a result of my desire at the time to create forms, which better complemented the glass imagery I was currently using. The images were from nature and they took the form of engraved coloured glass shards, which were applied to the solid glass before it was blown into large bowls.

 

 

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