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Forthcoming: on glass and mathematics

Forthcoming: glass and popular culture

Forthcoming: on Slovakian glass

Forthcoming: review of Ai Weiwei: Making Sense, for Art-Frame

‘Look at the Glass, See My Culture’ – feature, Glass Quarterly, no. 171, Summer 2023

Hourglass – on Collect 2023, Glass Quarterly, no. 171, Summer 2023

‘Glass is jazz’: finding artistic freedom behind the Iron Curtain, Financial Times, 20-21 May 2023

The loss of the National Glass Centre would be a shattering blow, Apollo online, 28 March 2023

‘Collaborating couples’, Glass Quarterly, No. 170, Spring 2023 (cover story)

Hourglass: UK glass education scene reeling from potential closure or relocations, Glass Quarterly, No. 170, Spring 2023

Review of the British Glass Biennale at the International Festival of Glass 2022, Glass Quarterly, No. 170, Spring 2023

Review of the Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Glass Quarterly, No. 170, Spring 2023

Shattering Beauty by Simon Berger, Museo del Vetro, Murano, Art-Frame, 16 February 2023

‘Galleries working with Museum Curators’, ‘Glass art in Britain, 2023’, and ‘Baldwin and Guggisberg’ – commissioned essays for The Value In Things, exhibition by Ting Ying and Vessel Gallery, Cromwell Place, 1-11 March 2023


Some of my 2022 articles featured in the Glass Quarterly video clip, The Year in Glass 2022, 1 January 2023

Lino Tagliapietra. Does Muranese glass have a future?Art-Frame, 1 December 2022

‘Stories to Tell: Petr Novotný and the regeneration of Czech glass’, Glass Quarterly, No. 169, Winter 2022

‘Whispers Down the Lane’ – profile of Erin Dickson, Glass Quarterly, No. 169, Winter 2022

‘Reflection’ – essay on women glassmakers in Murano, Glass Quarterly, No. 169, Winter 2022

Review of First Impression, autumn exhibition at the Charles Burnand Gallery, Glass Quarterly, No. 169, Winter 2022

The Venice Glass Week 2022: Creativity, collaboration, resilience, Art-Frame, 28 November 2022

Murano in crisis – ‘Deep Dive’ article for The Design Edit, 24 October 2022

Hotshop Hits – review of Stourbridge Glass Museum and the Musée du Verre de Conches, Crafts magazine, Autumn-Winter 2022, pp. 60-61

The glass ceiling: has the UN’s International Year of Glass 2022 cut through?Crafts online, 19 September 2022

Venice Glass Week 2022 – moderator, online ‘Conversation’ on Glass: Between Craft, Design and Art, 19 September 2022

The Mythologist, feature on Lene Bødker, Glass Quarterly, No. 168, Fall 2022

Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg at the Musée du Verre de Conches (review), Glass Quarterly, No. 168, Fall 2022

Steffen Dam at the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft (review), Glass Quarterly, No. 168, Fall 2022

Under nature’s spell – Colin Reid, Neues Glas-New Glass, No. 3/2022

Louis Thompson, Ebb and Flow, catalogue essay for Vessel Gallery, July 2022

Musée du Verre de Conches – review of the newly reopened glass museum and the inaugural exhibition by Baldwin and Guggisberg, The Design Edit, 12 July 2022

15 glass artists you should know, Crafts Council Stories, 6 July 2022

Fredrik Nielsen, profile for The Design Edit, 5 July 2022

Walking the Line(s) – essay on whether art in glass can reach the status of a fine art, Glass Quarterly, No. 167, Summer 2022

Glass as Art, Glass as Lifestyle: Sweden’s Kosta Boda Finds Its Way – essay for Glass Quarterly, No. 167, Summer 2022

Lena 25+: A solo exhibition by Lena Bergström – catalogue essay for Vessel Gallery

Between fabricator and fine artist – review of ‘A State of Matter: Modern and Contemporary Glass Sculpture’ exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, for Crafts, issue 294, May/June 2022

Clarity and Passion – essay on ‘Tapio Wirkkala and Toni Zuccheri at Venini’ exhibition at the Stanze del Vetro, Glass Quarterly, No. 166, Spring 2022

Bruno RomanelliGlass Quarterly, No. 166, Spring 2022

Distant Electric Vision – catalogue essay on Jon Lewis for Vessel Gallery, 10 January 2022


To Split the Night – feature on Fred Tschida, Richard William Wheater, and the CIRCLESPHERE exhibition at the Art House, Wakefield, Glass Quarterly, No. 165 (Winter 2021-22)

Capturing History: Glass Ships in Bottles – review of exhibition curated by Ayako Tani at the Scottish Maritime Museum, Glass Network digital (22 November 2021)

Just Glass Seminar 2021 – brief profiles of artists Kate Jones, Rachel Phillips, Georgia Redpath, Ruth Shelley and Helen Slater-Stokes and for the newsletter, November 2021

Juli Bolaños-Durman: The Serendipity of FragmentsNeues Glas-New Glass No. 4/2021

The First European Glass Prize at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland – Neues Glas-New Glass No. 4/2021

Animal attraction – essay on ‘Glass Ark: Animals in the Pierre Rosenberg Collection’ at the Stanze del Vetro, Glass Quarterly, Issue 164, Fall 2021

Elliot Walker – On Glass, Green Fingers and PuppetryNeues Glas-New Glass No. 3/2021

Looking glass – essay on Chris Day’s exhibition at Harewood House, Crafts, issue 290, September-October 2021

London Glassblowing at 45 – review, Glass Network digital, 29 September 2021

Formed From Instinct. A solo exhibition by Nina Casson McGarva – exhibition essay for Vessel Gallery, London, July 2021, reprinted in Ceramics Now, 22 July 2021

A Sculptor with Consummate Skill – feature on British glass artist Elliot Walker, Glass Quarterly, no. 163, Summer 2021

On the Grand Canal, this crumbling Venetian palazzo has been given a new lease of life – the Palazzo Vendramin Grimani & the Fondazione dell’Albero d’Oro, Apollo online, 27 May 2021

Conversation with Elliot Walker – excerpts from an interview, Hot Sheet (the Glass Quarterly blog), 7 April 2021

Search for Self – feature on British glass artist Chris Day, Glass Quarterly, no. 162, Spring 2021


On the Shoulders of Giants – review of ‘Venice and American Studio Glass’ exhibition at the Stanze del Vetro, Glass Quarterly, no. 161, Winter 2020

Naked positions – Mary Beard’s Shock of the Nude, reviewedApollo, 5 February 2020


Shock value – feature on American glass artist John Moran, Glass Quarterly, no. 157, Winter 2019

It’s not art, it’s bananas – on Maurizio Cattelan’s ‘Comedian’, ArtDependence, 7 December 2019

No Strings at the Glasmuseet Ebeltoftglass: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly (“Glass Quarterly“), no. 157, Winter 2019

Glass act – inside the Danish museum devoted to studio glassApollo online, 17 October 2019

Does glassmaking make good television? Blown Away reviewedApollo online, 16 August 2019

Hedonism in Herculaneum – a guide to good living in a luxurious Roman villa – feature article in Apollo Magazine, 27 July 2019

Concepts into Clay: William Cobbing, Haptic Loop, Cooke Latham Gallery – ArtDependence Magazine, 22 May 2019

Zhou Li, Original State of Mind, at White Cube Bermondsey, LondonArtDependence Magazine, 30 April 2019

Edvard Munch: Love and Angst, British MuseumArtDependence Magazine, 16 April 2019

The Renaissance NudeArtDependence Magazine, 21 March 2019

Jeff Koons at the Ashmolean – Apollo online, 12 February 2019

‘Vetro chic’ – review of exhibition, The M.V.M. Cappellin Glassworks and the Young Carlo Scarpa 1925-1931, at the Stanze del Vetro, Apollo Magazine, January 2019


How Mario Bellini is breathing new life into Venetian glass – Apollo online, 16 November 2018

The Design Museum Zürich gets a stylish makeoverApollo online, 12 September 2018

2017 and earlier

Ashes to Ashmolean – Oxonian Review, 9 November 2009