Matlock / Glass
Three local glass makers demonstrating age old techniques to create beautiful bespoke pieces of handmade, lead crystal glass. Jonathan Abbott – New to the glass scene, Jonathan makes a variety of work influenced by simple Scandinavian design. He uses plain colours and simple patterns to create vases, bowls, oil burners and paperweights. Recent works have included a wide range of glass planters (hanging and standing) and some beautiful cactus terrariums(with or without cacti) Thomas Petit – Thomas Petit Glass is handblown/formed studio glass bowls, stoppered bottles, vases and paperweights in a number of vibrant colour ranges, from the intense single colours in the sculptural stoppered bottles of \'Mono\' to the many layers of colours in the more complex abstract landscapes of \'Moors\'. Now Thomas has created some more abstract landscapes with a sea theme inspired by his childhood home near the South Downs & pebbled beaches in East Sussex, called \'Sea Shore\' , with variants, \'Flint\' & \'Waves\'. Glynn Scott – The glass that Glynn creates principally explores form, light, colour and transparency. He is inspired to see and create glass that evokes a sense of balance and harmony. The material and its unique qualities offer possibilities that lead to creativity, innovation and exploration Initially a graduate of Sunderland University's glass and ceramics course Glynn then worked and trained in a number of studios in the UK and Europe until he decided to study at the international glass centre at Brierly Hill. He works, designing and making glass, now at Lumsdale Glass in Matlock, selling in galleries and artisan markets as well as offering teaching for those interested in experiencing the ancient art of glassmaking.
Will undertake commissions
Is prepared to give tuition and/or workshops
01629 580821 07964 710880
Lower Lumsdale Mills
In the beautiful valley of Lumsdale just outside of Matlock, off the A615 going towards Alfreton. Leaving Matlock there are two roads you can take on your left after you leave the 30mph zone. Balloons will direct you. Refreshments snacks.
There is a preview evening on Friday 27th May
Disabled access is partial