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From time to time I exhibit work, on my own or as part of a group. It's a great chance to take a look at work 'in the flesh', whether you're looking to commission or buy a piece.

  • De Morgan Centre exhibition

    'Inspired' at the De Morgan Centre Wandsworth

  • Surrey Artists Open Studios 2011

    Surrey Artists Open Studios 2011

  • Flow-detail

    'Era' at the Stained Glass Museum, Ely Cathedral

  • SE gallery

    The first Teepee Glass Group show at SE1 Gallery, London Bridge

Marlborough Open Studios

Iain in the Blue Kite studio

In 2017 I will be taking part in Marlborough Open Studios during weekends in July. Over 50 artists from Marlborough and the surrounding area will be opening thier studios to visitors. Come and have a look round, I will have work on display; information about stained glass and courses; work in progress and will be there to chat.

Opening Times

  • Sat 1st July 11am-5pm
  • Sun 2nd July 11am-5pm
  • Sat 8th July 11am - 5pm
  • Sat 15th July 11am-5pm
  • Sun 16th July 11am-5pm
  • Sun 23rd July 11am-5pm

More info on the MOS website, along with details of other artists exhibiting in the area - make a day out of it!

Teepee Glass

the famous glass teepee

I often exhibit glass work as part of Teepee Glass. The members of this glass collective met while doing postgraduate studies in glass at Central St. Martins School of Art & Design. Since graduating we have regularly come together; to exhibit our work, to inspire each other and generally hang out with others who understand why you get excited about a mistake in the kiln which produced an unexpected bubble (!).

The idea for the group came about during a trip to Stourbridge for the International Festival of Glass, where some the group-to-be were staying in a teepee. The group was soon formed and at our first show the Teepee formed the centrepiece at SE1 Gallery in London, each artist having made a face of the glass teepee.

It has since appeared at three further shows in a total of five venues, and hopefully will do again in the future.

Past shows

TP10YRS - Ely Stained Glass Museam

Nov 2015 - Jan 2016

After 10 years of showing together, Teepee Glass came together for a celebratory show in the Stained Glass Museum at Ely Cathedral

Group members created work inspired by the 10 theme, as well as showing other panels and objects - a great way to celebrate the 10 years since our graduation of Central School together

Inspired - The De Morgan Centre, Wandsworth

Sept 2013 - Jan 2014

Teepee Glass were honoured to be invited to exhibit in this exceptional museum of the work of Arts & Crafts ceramicist William De Morgan and his wife Evelyn, the painter. Each member of the group produced work inspired by the collection at the museum.

Surrey Artists Open Studios

June 2011

The Open Studios movement has been a great way for people to see art and meet artists in all disciplines. Opening your studio for two weeks also makes you have a spring clean! These events are a great idea if you're interested in a glass commission - you can check out all the suitable artists in your area and make an informed decision.

I also took part in this event in 2010, 2009 and 2007 - and I'm sure I will again soon... watch this space.

Era - International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge

August 2010

The third and final stop on Era's tour, the biannual Festival is a must on the calendar of all glass lovers.

Era - Ely Stained Glass Museum

May 2010

After the Cochrane Theatre, Era travelled up to Ely Cathedral, for a run in the prestigious Stained Glass Museum. Well worth a visit all year round, the permanent collection is supplemented by a variety of temporary glass exhibitions.

Era - Cochrane Theatre Gallery

April 2010

The closure of the Central School building at Southampton Row marked the end of glass courses at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, where we all learned invaluable skills. The end of this era was marked by an exhibition by Teepee Glass plus guest work from our former tutors Helen Maurer, Hildegard Pax and Caroline Swash. It was a sad end but a great send-off.

TP 2+1 - Se1 Gallery

Dec 2008

This show at SE1 gallery, London bridge was a great success for all concerned, all eight members of Teepee Glass, plus guest artist Angela Thwaites.

Teepee Glass show - Se1 Gallery

2007

Teepee Glass' first show together, the gallery was a great space in a railway arch at London Bridge.

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