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Philippa Beveridge
UK
kiln glass, Cast Glass, sculpture

Artist Bio

Philippa Beveridge originally trained as a landscape architect and has an MFA in Art in Architecture from the University of East London.

She moved to Barcelona in 1988 where she studied at the Massana College of Art and the Barcelona Glass Foundation.

For more than two decades she worked from her studio, La Ventana Indiscreta, on architectural commissions and installations in glass, returning to London in 2017.

Her earlier studies have been a constant influence on her practice as a glass artist and educator, in particular with relation to her site-specific works.

Her work encompasses a wide range of skills, from making prototypes and moulds, to kiln-forming, cold-working, surface decoration, printing techniques and photography.

Time and memory, history and its associations, absence and displacement, identity and loss are central to her work. Architectural details, surface decoration, wallpapers and the natural world provide sources of inspiration.

Pippa is drawn to the melancholy and beauty of cemeteries, which chime with the aesthetics and concepts of her work.

She has exhibited in Europe and the United States and her exhibitions include solo shows at the MAVA, Madrid, the British Council and the FAD (Spanish Art and Design Association), Barcelona and MusVerre in Sars-Poteries, France, which showcased works produced during a ten-week artist’s residency.

Her work is held in private and public collections internationally, including the MAVA, MusVerre and the European Museum of Modern Glass, Rödental.

She has received a number of grants and prizes including the Jutta Cuny Franz Memorial New Talent Award.

She has lectured at colleges in France, Spain, Corning and Urban Glass, New York and collaborated in the running of international artists’ workshops in Barcelona and the USA.

Her work has featured in many publications including the New Glass Review, Glass Art Quarterly and Neues Glas and she has co-authored books on kiln-formed glass and mosaic.

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