Last week I spent the day travelling to and from Stourbridge for the British Glass Biennale admittedly it wouldn't normally be my first choice of an exhibition to see as I'm not very clued up on glass, but I'm learning a-lot through my day-job in MOSTYN and I thankfully had my friend/colleague Sioned on hand to explain the various techniques and give background on the makers, so I left the Biennale enlightened on the world of contemporary glass and awestruck by some of the works and talent on display - I would actually love to have a go at working with glass - glass-blowing sounds like fun! Sabrina Cant's beautiful Bat for Lashes- esque piece in particular caught my eye...
"Home: My time within this space"
Klin cast glass, multifused polished, sandblasted; gold
"Wear & Tear - Duality 3"
Klin formed bullseye glass
Liz Waugh McManus
Klin cast glass, coldworked; vintage dome, mixed media and video projection
Flameworked borosilicate glass; neon
Flameworked borosilicate glass; fused steel + natural objects
"Dialogue at the threshold - Inside Outside"
Klinformed opencast black glass; coldworked, 23.5ct gold
"To leave is to enter"
Antique + charcoal, mirrored glass, waterjet cut; acrylic
"No more heroes"
Sandcast glass, fractured and klin-formed; metal oxide inclusions
Castglass; Stainless steel + lead
"Story of the riverbanks"
Fused glass, slumped + screenprinted
10mm sandblasted float glass; concrete