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The Glass Hub, Stowford Manor Farm, Wingfield, Trowbridge, BA14 9LH

T:  07866 426990  E: kt@glassgenie.co.uk  W: http://www.glassgenie.co.uk

BORN

1969

Highlands, Scotland, UK

 

EDUCATION

 

2000

Welding (EMFEC)

Wiltshire, UK

 

1993

B.A. (Hons) Degree Glass (3-Design)

Farnham, UK

 

1988

National Diploma in Design (General)

Cumbria, UK

 

1982

Charleston Academy

Inverness, Highlands, UK

WORK AND EXPERIENCE

 

2012

Director of The Glass Hub

Wiltshire, UK

 

2010 -12

Director of Minimelt Glass

Wiltshire, UK

 

2009 -12

Demos/teaching with Glass Genie mobile studio

Somerset, UK

 

2005 -11

Teaching, Artist and assisting Sonja Klingler

Somerset, UK

 

2001-2005

Co-founder/Director/Tutor – Liquid Glass Centre

Wiltshire, UK

 

1996 -2005

Hot Glass Tutor – U.C.A

Farnham, UK

 

2001

Hot Glass Sculpture Demo – E.C.A

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

 

2000 -2001

Glass Blower – Bath Aqua Glass

Bath, UK

 

1998 -1999

Glass Blower – Obsidian Glass

Bath, UK

 

1997

Hot Glass Sculpture Demo – E.C.A.

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

 

1996 -97

Hot shop Manager and Blower.  Aaronson-Noon

London, UK

 

1996

Glass consultant.  John Hobbs Antiques

London, UK

 

1996

Organised Venetian Techniques Workshop

Farnham, UK

 

1996

Studied with Nadege Desegenez, Venetian Glass

Switzerland

 

1995

Assistant to Lino Tagliapietra and Toots Zinsky

Switzerland

 

1995

Designer for Royal Brierly Crystal

W. Midlands, UK

 

1995

Blowing demonstrations at Royal Brierly Crystal

W.Midlands, UK

 

1994 -95

Partnership with Dylan Sheehan “The Glass Bandits”,

Rode, Somerset, UK

 

1994

Assistant for 1 year to Neil Wilkin,

Rode, Somerset, UK

 

1994

Research trip to Murano – Venetian Glass Techniques

Italy

 

1993

“Glass Industry Pollution” research trip

7 countries (Europe)

WORK AND EXPERIENCE Continued

 

1993

Assistant in team for Dale Chihuly

Sarnen Factory, Switzerland

1992

Assistant for Venetian Workshop

Lino Tagliapietra, Switzerland

1992

Assistant for summer, Baldwin/Guggisberg

Nonfoux, Switzerland

1992

Glass Research Trip (1 year)

(32 States) USA

1991

Kiln and Fusing experience, Kito Glass

Hamberg, Germany

1991

Blowing Demo E.C.A.

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1991

Design and Blowing, Baldwin/Guggisberg

Switzerland

1990

Assistant for, Isle of Wight Glass

Isle of Wight, UK

1989

Lampworking, Iceberg Glass,

Drumnadrochit, Scotland, UK

1989

Assistant to Anthony Stern

London, UK

1987

Assistant to Bob Martin

Carlisle, Lancs, UK

Workshops with Artists: 1990-2006

Baldwin/Guggisberg, Lino Tagliapietra, Pino Signoretto, Dale Chihuly, Misha Ignis, Toots Zinsky, Nadege Desegenez, John De Whit, Louis Sclafani, Neil Wilkin, Rachael Woodman, Peter Bremmers, Ruth King, Richard Marquis, Dante Marioni, Carl Nordbruch, Brodie Nairn, Sonja Klingler.

AWARDS

2002

Enigma Award For Crafts

Enigma Gallery, Frome, UK

2000

Award for Crafts

Gane Charitable Trust Fund

2001

Award to Individuals, Equipment Grant

Southern Arts

1996

Gold and Silver Medal Winner for Crafts

N.E.C. (P.Y.B.T)

1995

Princes Trust Youth Business Loan

Start up costs – Glass Company

1994

Research grant for Glass

Highland Regional Council

1994

Travel bursary for trip to Venice

Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers

1993

Travel Bursary for research into pollution from Glass Industry

Western & Eastern Europe – The Peter Kirk Memorial Fund

1993

Glass Market Research grant

Inverness and Nairn Enterprise

EXHIBITIONS
2012 Open Art Exhibition, Black Swan Arts Frome, Somerset, UK
2011 Outdoor Sculpture Show Bishops Palace, Wells, UK
2010 Sonja Klingler Glass Show, Summer Exhibition Frome, Somerset, UK
2009/10/11/12 Blue House Sculpture  Exhibition (Frome Festival) Frome, Somerset, UK
2007 Walcot Chapel Bath, UK
2007 “Look in Glass”, Gallery 32 Notting Hill, London, UK
2006 “Liquid Light” Frome, Somerset, UK
2006 Open Arts Frome, Somerset, UK
2005 Tutors from Farnham Madrid, Spain
2004 Black Swan Crafts Frome, Somerset, UK
2004 “New Glass West” Frome, Somerset, UK
2004 Enigma Gallery Frome, Somerset, UK
2000 Enigma Gallery Frome, Somerset, UK
1999 “Quintessance” Gallery Frome, Somerset, UK
1999 P.Y.B.T. – Dartington Glass Plymouth, Devon, UK
1998 The Enchanted Priory Oxford, UK
1998 P.Y.B.T. “Young at Art” The Guild Hall, Bristol, UK
1997 Fisherton Mill Salisbury, UK
1996 (P.Y.B.T.) – N.E.C. Birmingham, UK
1996 “Images from my Kitchen”, Christopher Hull Gallery London, UK
1996 Gallery L, Hamberg Germany
1995 Gallerie Rob van den doel Holland
1995 Gallerie Beeldspraak Amsterdam
1994 Bernard Becker & Partners London, UK
1994 The Guild Hall, Society of Glass technology
1993 “The New Designers” Islington, London, UK
1993 Degree Show Butlers Wharf, London, UK
1993 Farnham Degree Show Farnham, UK
1993 3-D Design Show Farnham Maltings, Surrey, UK
1991 Glass and Metal show Kito-Haus, Hamberg, Germany
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