Elizabeth Swinburne, Artist, Teacher, Curator and Consultant Click for full C.V.

September - October 2008. European Glass Context 2008. This biennial symposium takes place on the Island of Bornholm, Denmark. For the first time this event presents contemporary European glass from all of the 27 members of the European Union, as well as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.. Through exhibitions, a conference, workshops, master classes and a technical display an opportunity will arise to discuss and experience the situation of European glass today. Swinburne is one of 27 guest curators invited to propose artists to be included in this exciting event.
Two of the six artists selected by Swinburne were chosen by an international panel of judges to receive awards.
Angela Jarman received the 'established artist award'. You can see more of her work at www.angelajarman.com
Geoffrey Mann received the World Crafts Council Award. You can see more of his work at www.mrmann.co.uk

For more info www.glass08.com

  infinite pockets

'infinite pockets'
h19 x w50 x d11 cms
  dark circle  

'101 things to do with a kiln...well at least 10!'
5 day experimental glass masterclass.
September 1st - 5th 2008
Fire Station Sculpture Workshops, Dublin

The class will provide students with the necessary technical information, glass understanding and problem solving skills to pursue their ideas confidently in their own studios.  No previous glass experience is necessary however the class is also suitable for those with prior knowledge as we will focus on the creative development of ideas and experiments.
For more information and booking please visit the Fire Station web site

  ebeltoft glasmuseet
The Glasmuseet Ebeltoft - the new wing on the left and the new glassmaking studio on the right
  28th June 2006 saw the opening of Glasmuseet Ebeltoft’s spectacular new wing.
The inauguration took place on the museum’s 20th anniversary - Elizabeth Swinburne was invited to curate the first exhibition in the extended museum. For more informtion about the exhibition - '20 Years on' which included works from the following artists: Finn Lynggaard and Stig Persson, Makoto Ito and Masayo Odahashi, Alison Kinnaird and Emma Woffendon, Jaroslava Bryctova and Alena Matejkova, Mieke Groot and Laura Heyworth, Bertil Vallien and Anna Norberg, Joel Philip Myers and Jocelyne Prince, Brian Hirst and Kirstie Rea, Klaus Moje and Sibylle Perretti, Lino Tagliapietra and Silvia Levenson
also in 2006
'Fruition' included in Corning New Glass Review 27.

Golden Bodies', included in Tina Oldknow's new
book: '25 years of New Glass Review'
Golden Bodies' 2002
free blown, cut and polished with gold handprints
h44 x ø35 cm and h32 x ø32 cm
in the collection: Museé du Verre, Sars Poteries, France
Fruition 2005
'Fruition' 2005
free blown and kilncast
h11 x w38 x d47 cm
in the collection: Museum Beumans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Elizabeth Swinburne's most recent body of work explores ideas of subtle progression and growth. By using multiple forms to create larger objects, ideas of repetition and the individual within the mass are created. The final forms really begin to suggest growth and movement. The succulent forms have an organic but almost alien energy. Once again it is the surface or 'skin' that is important to the artist. The objects, which are a combination of free blown and kiln casting techniques, have a fluidity and 'glassiness' that is usually only associated with molten glass.
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