MASTERS of LIGHT

Now showing at Gallery TEN – Masters of Light. Glass from some of the 2015 Glass Biennale Winners in Stourbridge last year.

Works from Ashraf Hanna, Nicholas Collins, Harry Morgan & Elliot Walker. Plus Cyanotype prints from Alexander Hamilton. There will also be an opportunity to see some works from our Festival artists Baldwin & Guggisberg.

Shaun Fraser

Gallery TEN now have some new works from young glass artist Shaun Fraser.

Shaun Fraser is a glass sculptor and visual artist based in the Scottish Highlands. Shaun is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art with an Honours Degree in Glass. Currently studying at the Royal College of Art in London, his glass castings have been featured in exhibits across the U.K. and he has received awards for his glass work in his native home of Scotland. 

 

2015 Glass Biennale Winners

Coming to the gallery in May will be four of the winners from last years UK Glass Biennale. Gallery TEN is pleased to bring works from the winning entry Ashraf Hanna and runner up Nicholas Collins plus two of the best emerging artist award winners Harry Morgan and Elliot Walker. This show is in part a response to the anniversary events being held this year in support of North Lands Creative Glass celebrating 20 years of involvement in the glass arts in Scotland, the UK and the wider, world glass community. Show runs 30.04.16 – 28.05.16

Rupert Merton

Making things is said to be essential to the human condition. It certainly is for me. The metamorphosis of earth, fire and water by alchemy into objects of beauty is ancient, primitive and expressive of the fragility of existence. It’s also fun to play with mud.

It’s of little interest to me whether my pots are seen as functional or non-functional, art or craft. I don’t intellectualise them or contextualise them (pace Bob Dylan). They may hold water or flowers, they may be decorative, they may be precious, they may be sculptural. You may use them to drink tea or poison.

They are simple objects, intended for contemplation.

Gallery TEN - Rupert Merton

Jonathan Meuli

Jonathan Meuli at Gallery TEN

I have been painting professionally since I graduated from the Ruskin School of Drawing in 1982. During these years I have painted full-time for two periods: 1984 – 1989, and 1999 to the present. The first of these periods was spent mostly in West Cornwall, (where, as a child, I had my first lessons in painting and drawing from the sculptor Paul Mount, and the mosaic artist Jeanne Mount in St Just in Penwith). I also painted for substantial periods in Portugal and in Italy. The second period has been spent mostly in Scotland and France.

research projects
in 2011 I completed a research project for the Institution of Civil Engineers, consisting of twelve large paintings together with an online photo sketchbook. Full information on this project is available at http://icepaint.wordpress.com

commissions
in 2011 – 2012 I undertook two large commissions on architectural subjects for private clients – one focusing on London’s South Bank (images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/meuli-art/sets/72157627306376811/
The second was for two large paintings of the construction of the Al Bahr towers in Abu Dhabi by Aedas architects ( http://www.aedas.com/). Read more about this commission. Images of the paintings and of the sketches are available to view at http://www.flickr.com/photos/meuli-art/sets/

Gallery TEN - Jonathan Meuli