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Iceni Magazine | June 25, 2017

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Celebrating Glass at Riverside Art & Glass Wroxham, June 14 to 28

The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) Eastern Hub is staging its annual exhibition, Celebrating Glass at Riverside Art & Glass Wroxham from Wednesday, June 14 to Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

The exhibition, featuring the work of 23 professional glass artists, mainly from Norfolk, is open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 5.30pm and Sunday,11am to 4pm.

Sea Meets Sky – Susan Purser Hope

Susan Purser Hope from Cromer, who has been appointed national Chair of CGS as it marks its 20th anniversary in 2017, is also celebrating her 10th anniversary as a glass artist. Much of her work has combined art and science, exploring SEM (scanning electron microscopy) images of the interior of the body. Her new work is influenced by Cromer’s end of the pier show, Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome and Thursford’s rides and organs.

Susan Purser Hope said: “For an artist, glass is such a miraculous material with which to create! There is such a wide range of different techniques that can be worked with, resulting in a diversity of finishes, textures and looks. Holding an annual exhibition by glass artists from around the region enables the Contemporary Glass Society to raise both the profile of glass and the work of local glass artists, and to introduce the public to a material that is little understood and appreciated.”

Red and Yellow Dish – Hazel Millington

Other local artists include Hazel Millington from Cley, whose work is inspired by the Norfolk coast and countryside, and Morag Reekie from Norwich whose colourful glass sculptures reflect her family life. 

David Reekie, from Dickleburgh, who shows his work in Chicago, Hong Kong, France and The Netherlands and most recently at Collect at the Saatchi Galleries, London and Max Lamb and Fiona Wilkes from SALT glass studios, Burnham Thorpe, whose work has been exhibited at the British Glass Biennale, Tate Modern and London Craft Week are also featured in the exhibition.

Riverside Art & Glass, 24 Norwich Road, Wroxham NR12 8RX is opposite Broads Tours, just before Wroxham Bridge, t. 01603 784000, www.riversideartandglass.co.uk.

Contemporary Glass Society www.cgs.org.uk

The Ferry Mouse – Morag Reekie