Hosted by Ica Headlam, Creative Me Podcast has partnered with North Lands Creative to bring a series of conversations with glass artists across Europe. Part of ISGNE Glass Lives Week 2020 at North Lands Creative, each episode explores an individual’s personal and professional development along with their passion for working with glass. These conversations were made possible with the support from our funding partners Creative Scotland and Creative Europe.



Glass artist and lecturer Jessamy Kelly is based in Edinburgh and works in kiln glass combined with ceramics. During the episode we discussed her early influences and her initial interest in ceramics which subsequently changed once she developed an interest and connection in working with glass. We also spoke about how she developed a career in education. And with twenty years of experience Jessamy has been able to transfer her skills and knowledge to educate a new generation of artists.

jessamy kelly

Jessamy Kelly is a glass artist based in Edinburgh, she completed her BA in ‘Glass and Ceramics’ at the University of Sunderland in 2001 and went on to complete her Masters in ‘Glass Design’ at Edinburgh College of Art, in 2002. She completed her practice-based PhD in glass and ceramics at the University of Sunderland in 2009. She has been teaching as a lecturer in Glass at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) since 2012 and is currently the vice chair of the Raft research group, a network that supports and explores the changing identity of ­­­­craft practice. She works predominantly in kiln cast glass, she seeks out natural phenomena that allows her to capture a fleeting, transience in her work; capturing light by diamond cutting the glass to reveal its inherent transparent and translucent qualities. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the UK as well as internationally throughout Europe and the United States.



Dimensions 14 X 6.5 X 12cm
Recycled Glass – Bombay Sapphire Gin Bottles, Analogue Model, lost wax, kiln cast, diamond cut.


Creative Me Podcast is a weekly show about art, culture, and all the other kinds of creativity focused on the North East of Scotland.

Creadtive Me Podcast hosted Ica Headlam is a space in which art and creativity can be shared, celebrating a diverse range of creativity and culture. Ica has an interest in stories that connect us as individuals and is an advocate for supporting the arts in Scotland and within his local community.

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glass lives 2020

Glass Lives explores the human relationship with glass making and material. Uncovering some of the exceptional European master artisans using long-held traditions, skills and knowledge.


Glass Lives celebrates the visionary embodiment of both creativity and craftsmanship by European master artisans at the highest level of excellence. Supported by the EU Creative Europe Programme, collaboration lies at the heart of what the ISGNE network represents, encouraging exchange and fostering a sense of building a stronger glass community.

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