Northern Glass Innovations

Saturday 25th August to Saturday 1st September 2018 (inclusive) 11.00am – 4.00pm | Private View Wednesday, 29th August 5.00pm -7.30pm

By on August 23, 2018

Northern Glass Innovations showcases the work of three Newcastle-based contemporary glass artists, Jo Mitchell, Sue Woolhouse and Laura Johnston, exhibiting together for the first time. Through their highly individual and innovative approaches to glass, the three artists explore the exciting technique of waterjet cutting with very different and contrasting results. The dialogue between industrial process and contemporary craft is examined.Waterjet technology is an exciting technology, though costly process, yet it allows the hidden properties of glass, its inherent strength and weaknesses to flourish. A period of collaboration between three established glass artists using this technique is presented in this exhibition. The show creates an interplay of Johnston’s reflective installations against the translucent stillness of Mitchell’s sculptures, punctuated by Woolhouse’s contrasting stark, industrial forms: contradicting the perceived fragility of the material. We invite the viewer to imagine, observe and discuss…

Northern Glass Innovations
36 Lime Street Gallery, 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ
Saturday 25th August to Saturday 1st September 2018 (inclusive) 11.00am – 4.00pm
Private View Wednesday, 29th August 5.00pm – 7.30pm

Images
Exhibition view
Cheeseburn Hayloft, Northumberland | Laura Johnston
Legion (detail) 2015 | Joanne Mitchell | Photograph by C Rennie
Beansprout | Sue Woolhouse | Photograph by David Lawson