Pattern & Sequence for Design-Nation at NCCD

Following the success of Colour & Form, Design-Nation’s selling showcase of glass artists at NCCD in late 2018, I was delighted to work with colleagues to create a follow-up for autumn 2019. I chose the theme of Pattern & Sequence as an aesthetically pleasing way to approach beautifully designed and well made craftwork, suitable for … More Pattern & Sequence for Design-Nation at NCCD

Decorex for Design-Nation 2014-2019

Decorex is a super glossy high end interiors trade fair, full of amazing furniture, lighting, wallpaper, fabric, staircases, sound systems, flooring, billiard tables, tiles, baths… you name it – it’s pretty much all there. Design-Nation (my “day job”) has the honour of being one of Decorex’s supported organisations so for the last six years I’ve … More Decorex for Design-Nation 2014-2019

Colour & Form: a selling exhibition for Design-Nation at NCCD

This exhibition showcases some of the most innovative and inspiring glass artists from Design-Nation’s current portfolio and alumni, and was shown alongside National Museum Scotland’s Art of Glass touring show. Stuart Akroyd has created a special installation, and there are vessels and sculptural forms from: Amy Cushing, Bruce Marks, Catriona R MacKenzie, Clare L Wilson, … More Colour & Form: a selling exhibition for Design-Nation at NCCD

Ctrl/Shift – new directions in textile art

The creative tension between accomplished skill, experimentation and the development of new ideas, provided the starting point for CTRL/Shift, the latest exhibition from The 62 Group of Textile Artists. I had long thought about initiating a project with this Group, having been involved in some of their earlier projects and knowing many individual members of … More Ctrl/Shift – new directions in textile art

Make It OK Tour Conclusion at Rugby Art Gallery, autumn 2017

Image: Detail of The Leperous Hands, 2016, by Karina Thompson. Photo by Douglas Atfield. My touring exhibition on damage and repair, “What Do I Need to Do to Make It OK?”,  concludes at Rugby Art Gallery,  with five internationally renowned artists, eleven especially commissioned artworks and seven venues since the London launch in August 2015. … More Make It OK Tour Conclusion at Rugby Art Gallery, autumn 2017