North Lands Creative, Scotland’s leading glass arts organisation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Barr as its new Studio Technician. Erin will take up her role with the Centre for Excellence based in Lybster in the Autumn.
We are thrilled to have Erin on our team and we are looking forward to the passion, vision and professionalism she will bring to North Lands Creative. Erin will be responsible for supporting our artists, partners and visitors to continue to grow ambitiously and sustainably North Lands Creative as the leading international educational resource for glass as an artform.
Commenting on her appointment Erin Barr said, ‘I am really excited to become part of the North Lands team, and to contribute to an organisation which I have long admired for its work. I’m definitely going to relish the challenge, and the opportunity to continue contributing to this vital organisation to support ground-breaking and complex projects from some of the most amazing artists working in glass today.’
Erin is an experienced technician specialising in hot glass, and has held multiple significant roles including the glass program situated in the Maldives called Soneva Fushi, which has a focus on sustainability, and the progressive side of glass working using recycled materials.
Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts (Glass and Ceramics) from the University of Sunderland (2013) followed by an MA in Glass (2015). During her studies she gained incredible experience and was surrounded by glass as much as possible, which led to her position at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland. Over the past decade she has had the privilege to work alongside many incredible artists, a true gift, discovering new and interesting ways to work with the material.
Commenting on the new appointment, Director Karen Phillips said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to announce the appointment of Erin Barr as North Lands Creative new Studio Technician. Our organisation is extremely lucky to have someone of Erin’s calibre and experience; her in-depth knowledge of glass and the environment, and a passion for providing quality artistic technical support will prove invaluable to the organisation. The team wishes her every success as she drives our world renowned studio forward in continuing to offer valuable opportunities for artists which is critical for the continuation of our vibrant arts community – that our artists are supported to make work, to push boundaries, to collaborate and innovate.’
North Lands Creative is an equal opportunities and Living Wage employer and registered charity supported by Creative Scotland. As a not for profit organisation all of our earned income goes directly back into supporting our artistic programme, community activity and the development of our creative spaces.