‘The Pool’ – Denis Mann
Denis effortlessly combines his drawing and painting sensibilities exquisitely when engraving into glass. ‘The Pool’ was inspired by the flora and fauna of the Caithness Landscape. Denis’ creative, conceptual and technical approach combine to tell a wonderful story with a rich and lively narrative. His attention to detail and master craftsmanship sets him apart as a unique artist in both Caithness and on the world’s stage.
Denis Mann is a Scottish glass artist who works mainly as a wheel engraver using both copper and diamond wheels. His pride and joy is an antique lathe that once belonged to Helen Munro Turner, who was his teacher and inspiration at Edinburgh College of Art. He was born in the Highlands, Perthshire and now lives in Wick, Caithness in the far north of Scotland. A founding director of North Lands Creative he has exhibited widely both in the UK and abroad. Among Denis’ many accolades, he is perhaps most acclaimed for his work designing and engraving the Mastermind trophy. Denis began engraving the trophy in 1971 and he has engraved every trophy since.