From 6 April till 28 September 2014, the glass museum GlazenHuis presented an exhibition on contemporary artistic glass from the United Kingdom.
The GlazenHuis organizes two to three exhibitions a year. Almost every year we develop a show focusing on one or more countries, searching for its specific identity in the field of glass and art. In this series we have already compiled Katamari Glass of Sandbox (Japanese glass, 2008), Tenuous Tenacity (Canadian glass, 2009), Czech Glass, between tradition and innovation (2010) and the Glass Match: Belgium – The Netherlands (2011).
The exhibition on UK Glass was the 18th exhibition since the opening of the GlazenHuis in May 2007.
For this show we had recruited 23 established and upcoming artists whose represented works were examples of excellent traditional craftsmanship or fascinating applications of new technologies, but as well artworks of exquisite, artistic and conceptual quality.
This selection contained small and medium-sized objects, wall works, paintings, photography, video, projections and a monumental site specific installation in the tower of the museum, created by Michael Petry together with our studio team.
Sarah Blood, Katharine Coleman, Erin Dickson, Katharine Dowson, Fiaz Elson, Jerome Harrington, Shelley James, Peter Layton, Julia Malle, James Maskrey, Helen Maurer, Graham Muir, Keïko Mukaïdé, Michael Petry, Liam Reeves, Michael Ruh, Jeffrey Sarmiento, Louis Thompson, Andrea Walsh, Richard Wheater, Kathryn Wightman, Emma Woffenden, Jeff Zimmer