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Friday July 25, 2014 | by Lindsay Woodruff

EXHIBITION: Contemporary Glass Society showcases Northern UK glass artists in “Glass in the Bank”

The work of ten glass artists from the Northern United Kingdom is currently on display in “Glass in the Bank”, an exhibition housed in the Lytham Heritage Centre in Lytham St Anne’s, Lancashire in England. The exhibition was organized by Northern Hub of The Contemporary Glass Society, an organization that aims to support both emerging and established artists working in glass and to promote contemporary glass within the scope of the greater art world. To this end, the CGS organizes exhibitions, publishes Glass Network magazine, and holds conferences and workshops.

"Glass in the Bank", which opened earlier this week, displays the work of invited guest John Ditchfield, a glassblower local to Lancashire and founder of Glasform, a glass art, lighting, and architectural glass company. Alongside his work will be warm glass objects - that is, fused, slumped, kilnformed, cast, or leaded wall art, jewelry, and sculptures by Jenia Gorfunkel, Alison Martin, Lesley Miller, Karen Redmayne, Diane Rowlinson, Kay Stowell, Angela Thompson, Genevieve Thompson, Nicci Thompson, and Annette Vernon. Many of the featured artists began working with glass as a hobby, and most have since started their own craft or supply business as their passion for the medium grew.

The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, August 10, 2014, with a private viewing event on Saturday, August 2 from 5-7pm, featuring talks from John Gillmore of BBC Radio Lancashire and Victoria Scholes, the Chair of the Contemporary Glass Society. All the exhibiting artists will be in attendance at this event as well.

IF YOU GO:

“Glass in the Bank”
Through August 10, 2014
Lytham Heritage Centre
2 Henry Street
Lytham St Annes FY8 5LE
Tel: +44 1253 730787
cgsn@wickedgencrafts.co.uk

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