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We're delighted to introduce the work of young British artist Madeleine Hughes.

 

 

 

Born in Brighton, I was brought up in Newport, South Wales.

 

Displaying an inclination for art at a very young age, I was introduced to the creative and performing arts throughout my childhood. I pursued classical ballet, circus and stage performance as well as extra-curricular art classes throughout my school years.

By the time I left secondary school, my focus was on fine art and whilst studying for a foundation diploma in art at the Arts University Bournemouth, I discovered a love for three-dimensional work, which led me to experiment with different materials. Intrigued by the versatility of glass and particularly by the enormous range of colours that can be achieved by the interplay with light and reflections, I completed a course at the Creative Glass Guild Bristol which left me hungry for more experience with glass.

 

Shortly afterwards I attended a taster session in glass blowing at London Glassblowers under the tuition of Louis Thompson and was immediately hooked by the mesmerising qualities of molten glass.

Since then it has been my driving ambition to acquire the skills of a master glass blower and I am never happier than when in a hot shop.

I feel particularly fortunate to have found the area in which I want to focus and to which I want to devote my attention. I am passionate about hot glass and driven by a desire to harness the unique qualities of the material which lend themselves so well to artistic expression.

 

My work therefore, is often led by process and technique as I like to spend most of my time in the hot shop, learning to master new skills and techniques which I ultimately incorporate into my own designs. The aesthetics of a piece are very important to me and I like to take time to achieve a quality of finish which enhances my design.

 

 

 

 

 

Visit Dundee’s first ever Art Fair, taking place at the magnificent Caird Hall on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May.

 

You'll find Artists and Galleries from all over Scotland, UK and the globe and hundreds of pieces of original contemporary art all under one roof.

The Art Fair celebrates both new and emerging artistic talent, as well as established Scottish, British and international Artists.

Come and find a piece of magic for your home or office or shop for unique gifts for that special someone.

 

There will be both 2 and 3 dimensional art on sale to suit all tastes and pockets. Our children’s Art area will keep the children entertained and will ensure a great day out for all.

 

 

First opportunity to view and purchase the artwork is on the evening of Friday 24th May with the Private View. Open between 6.00-9.00pm you'll have plenty of time to browse the stands and select that piece you just can't live without.

 

Opening times:

 

Friday 24th May: 18.00-21.00

Saturday 25th May: 10.00-17.00

Sunday 26th May: 10.00-17.00

 

You'll find us on Stand 6 with an incredible selection of decorative art glass and we very much look forward to meeting you.

Visit the fairs website at www.thedundeeartfair.co.uk for an exhibitor list and further information.

 

 

We are delighted to be part of the Handmade Oxford- International Contemporary Arts Festival, taking place at Waterperry Gardens from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th June.

 

Previously the home of internationally-renowned Art in Action for 40 years (1977 – 2016), the festival will take place across a series of marquees on the lawns in front of Waterperry House, complemented by large-scale outdoor sculptures installed throughout the gardens and open-air evening theatre at the venue’s amphitheatre.

 

Join thousands of art lovers and celebrate art, craft, design, sculpture and artisan food from over 250 individual exhibitors, together with a packed programme of workshops, talks and demonstrations.

 

Opening times:

Thursday 27th June 10.00-6.00/ VIP event 6.00-9.00

Friday 28th June 10.00-6.00

Saturday 29th June 10.00-6.00

Sunday 30th June 10.00-6.00

 

If you would like to join us on Stand L2, please email us at aheartofglass@btinternet.com for your special access code, giving complimentary entry throughout the weekend.

 

For further information, visit the shows website at https://www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/events/handmade-oxford/

 

 

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