Glass Sentinels in Vitrine #1.
The latest in the Axis Series which is also a new Vitreograph.
During this years Traquair Fair I will be giving glass blowing demonstrations.
One of the last things to come out of the original Glassworks were a series of standing stones made from glass. These are the first in a new series of similar objects which will form the core of a new sculptural group. They are at present not completed.
The first prints from the first engraved and sand blasted plates – all went well – no broken plates!! Very vibrant colours and brilliant paper white.
Most recent attempts at glass blowing – these three sided vase forms will have cut and polished tops when completed.
Recent glass making from 2009 – works made in the hot glass workshops of Graham Muir in Duns.
“Glassworks” was the name of the hot glass studio which ran from 1981 till 1990 – based first in Edinburgh City centre then at Eskmills in Musselburgh. It was a production workshop making functional ware such as wine glasses, scent bottles, vases, bowls etc. Alongside these exhibition and one-off pieces were also made.
A series of trial glass plates made from recycled 12mm plate glass have been made. These have both engraved marks and sand-blasting on and will be inked up for trial printing. They represent the first attempts into the research and application of “VITREOGRAPHY” !