Glass / Art

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Forthcoming (August) – profile of Colin Reid for Neues Glas-New Glass

Forthcoming – 15 glass artists of note, for Crafts online

Forthcoming – catalogue essays on contemporary glass art and design for Vessel Gallery

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 Magazine, 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 Romanelli – artist profile for Glass 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 Magazine, 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