3 April - 8 August
The Museum has invited thirty leading glass artists, all of whom have had connections with the Museum during its thirty-year history, to exhibit their work.
Amongst the artists taking part are Diana Dias-Leão, Helen Millard and Harry Seager, who all held solo shows at the Museum; David Reekie and Bruno Romanelli, two of twelve artists who took part in the Millennium Commissions; and David Prytherch who created the Glass Dance windows for the Museum’s pavilion in 1994.
Also included are some of the many artists who have demonstrated their talents at the Museum, such as bead-maker Pauline Holt, paperweight-maker William Manson, wheel-engraver Katharine Coleman, stipple-engraver Doug Burgess, and glassblower Bob Crooks.
Some former occupants of the Hot Glass Studio are also featured, including the very first residents, Okra Glass, as well as Blowzone, Mark Locock, LoCo Glass, Susan Nixon and Sam Sweet, and current resident artist Allister Malcolm.
All of the artists have provided a personal statement about their relationship with the Museum. These reveal the variety of ways that the Museum has interacted with and supported contemporary glassmakers over the years.
The photo gallery below shows some of the exhibits as well as photos of the special opening event on Saturday 3 April, which marked the Museum's 30th anniversary.
Exhibition featuring: Adam Aaronson; Blowzone; Keith Brocklehurst; Doug Burgess; Katharine Coleman; Bob Crooks; Keith Cummings; Diana Dias-Leão; Stephen Foster; Gillies Jones; Jonathan Harris; Timothy Harris (Isle of Wight Studio Glass); Karl Harron; Gill Hobson; Pauline Holt; Max Jacquard; LoCo Glass; Mark Locock; Allister Malcolm; William Manson; Helen Millard; Susan Nixon; Okra Glass; David Prytherch; David Reekie; Bruno Romanelli; Harry Seager; Max Stewart; Shelagh Swanson; Sam Sweet.