In 1974 Glasgow historian John Hume photographed a series of derelict stone corn mill buildings on the banks of Ettrick Water in the Scottish Borders. His images, archived by Historic Environment Scotland show a place in decline – rusting corrugated iron roofs; boarded-up windows; interiors filled with broken furniture and abandoned tools; grounds potholed and overgrown.
Just four years later, in these same buildings, the first hot glassmaking furnace was lit and Lindean Mill Glass was born. Now, in 2018, the stone buildings are in pristine condition: carefully restored; set in beautiful gardens and they hum with both people and industry. Lindean Mill has become associated not with grinding corn but with making high quality glass. This transformation lies in the hands of two exceptional artists and designers – one from USA one from Sweden – and is a testament to the importance of international exchange to Scotland’s culture and economy.
From the exhibition CATALOG introduction by amanda game 2018
Working with glass as my medium is always interesting. Using the lost wax technique I am able to create my own unique forms using wax giving me the capability to sculpt with the detail I require. Casting them in glass makes the forms permanent with the addition of vast range of colours, characteristics and textures that glass provides. I like to add found objects or other props to my work. Transforming them into a piece of art, changing their purpose and giving them a new lease of life. In doing so, I want my pieces of sculpture to tell their own stories. My objective is to inspire thought in the meaning and to make people smile!
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.
Gallery TEN is pleased to announce its 2016 Festival exhibition. World renowned glass duo Baldwin & Guggisberg will be installing a number of works inside St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh’s West End. More information is available from their website click here for details. Below are two new panels that will be in the exhibition.
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.
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