Elizabeth Swinburne, Artist, Teacher, Curator and Consultant
Other recent activities by Elizabeth Swinburne
2004   Craft Development consultant, Waterford Crystal, Ireland
2003 - present   Glass Arts Society (GAS) Board member
2003   Product development for glass mosaic company, Sri Lanka
1999 - 2003   Artistic and Technical Director, Northlands Creative Glass Centre, Scotland
2003   Contemporary Irish Glass Society
2002 - present   International Advisory Board Ebeltoft Glas Museum

Chairperson, Transparency in Glass conference, V&A, London

2002   Juror, Bernadiene de Neeveprijs, Netherlands
2001 - 2002   Member Stichting Glass Amsterdam 2002
1999 - 2003   Juror, Royal Society of Arts, Student Awards, London
Alongside her own artistic career Elizabeth Swinburne plays an active role in other aspects of the glass world. This ranges from acting as juror on International competitions to providing an international perspective on the Board of GAS and the Ebeltoft Glasmusem. 

Waterford Crystal

She has also acted as a freelance consultant for industry. Her most recent project was a joint partnership with Irish engineering consultant, Una Parsons for Waterford Crystal. Brought in initially to suggest a summer programme of events with artists to be based in the factory in Ireland . The pair developed a programme of workshops for the Waterford craftsmen which was designed to develop and extend their technical skills and to introduce new approaches to the factory environment.

North Lands Creative Glass

From 1999 until the end of 2003 Elizabeth was the Artistic and Technical director of North Lands Creative Glass. A private glass centre based in Caithness , Scotland . Swinburne was responsible for planning and organising a yearly conference and a series of masterclasses. During her four years she also planned and coordinated the move and equiping of the Centre into a newly renovated buildings.

Waterford - exhibition
Presenting 'Christmas presents' at Waterford Crystal
Preparing glass for sandblasting
Preparing glass for sandblasting, Waterford Crystal
Bertil Vallien
Bertil Vallien demonstrating during the opening of the new studios at Northlands Creative Glass, Scotland, 2003
Glass work
Other work