Northern Glass Innovations

EXHIBITION | 25th August - 1st September 2018

Gallery opening times:
Saturday 25th August – Saturday 1st September, 11.00am – 4.00pm

Private View Wednesday, 29th August 5.00pm – 7.30pm

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…


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