North Lands Creative to make Collect debut in 2018

Posted On: 01/12/2017

With support from Go Global, we are delighted to have been selected to participate in Collect, the leading international art fair for contemporary objects presented by the Crafts Council.  

Beside new work by Emma Baker (UK) and Alan Horsley (UK), we will be showing work by Anne Petters (Germany), a multi-media artist with a strong background in glass, as well as work by Silvia Levenson (Italy) whose work has been exhibited around the world and is part of several public collections. Our showcase will sit amongst 34 other high profile galleries from the UK and overseas. Regular updates will be posted on our website and social media channels.

Karen Phillips, Director, comments “North Lands Creative are extremely excited about the myriad of opportunities on our inaugural time at this wonderful fair. Collect will have huge benefits for our

exhibiting artists and will also have excellent benefits for our widening audiences for glass. We look forward to growing our international networks and supporting the work of glass, both in Scotland and further afield and are extremely grateful to our funders HIE, Creative Scotland and the Collect Team for their support.”

Emma Baker first visited us on a Skills Class run by her university tutor James Maskrey, and has since returned several times most recently as Artist in Residence during our 20th Anniversary Year where she created ‘The Commemorative Collection’; eight mold blown Caithness Glass bowls with an artefact from each artistic director in each bowl.

Alan Horsley attended a Masterclass led by Jane Bruce and Bruno Romanelli in 2009 and recently returned this year as a Teaching Assistant on our Masterclass led by Annie Cattrell.

Anne Petters has visited us as an Artist in Residence in 2013 and is returning in 2018 to lead a Masterclass where she will introduce participants to a specific glass frit technique which translates the idea of intaglio printing into a sculptural kiln forming process.  

Silvia Levenson first visited us in 2006 as a participant on a Masterclass, returning the following year to lead her own Masterclass. She will also be returning in 2018 to lead another Masterclass where she will lead participants in developing their own language using glass as a narrative medium.

Collect is the leading international art fair for contemporary objects. Presented by the Crafts Council, Collect offers an unrivalled opportunity to see and buy exceptional, craft-led works by artists and makers represented by a carefully selected group of leading international galleries. Collect welcomes over 14,000 visitors including international galleries, artists and collectors. You can experience a dynamic programme of events, exhibitions and free talks.

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