During this workshop participants will design and produce their own personalised glass dagger, using screen printed enamels and glass frits. The daggers will be taken off site and fired, ready for collection the following day, and will act as a souvenir of the exhibition Re:New Wallace Collection.
About The Artist
Alison Lowry is a glass artist living and working from her studio, ‘Schoolhouse Glass’ in Saintfield.
In 2009 she graduated from the University of Ulster with a first class Honors degree in Art and Design. Since then she has won numerous awards including first place in the category, ‘Glass Art’ at the Royal Dublin Show in 2015 and 2009, the Silver medal at the Royal Ulster Arts Club’s Annual Exhibition in 2010, the Warm Glass Prize in 2010 and 2011 and more recently the Bronze Award at Bullseye Glass’ ‘Emerge’ exhibition. Alison exhibits both locally and internationally and her work is held in several public collections; with the National Gallery of Ireland recently accquiring a large pate de verre vessel for the ‘Contemporary Craft Collection’ and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland recently made a forth purchase for their collection.
All abilities welcome, no previous experience of glass necessary.
No materials to bring — dress for mess and closed toe shoes please!
Finished product will be non-functional and safe.