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converge | six women in glass
14th July - 25th August 2018

Doubtfire Gallery continues to show bold and diverse work by presenting an exhibition by six Scottish based female glass makers throughout the Edinburgh Festival - Karen Akester, Amanda Baron, Kate Henderson, Vicky Higginson, Jessamy Kelly and Susan O’Connor. These artists first worked together in a group show with the Scottish Glass Society, an exhibition of new work reflecting a diverse range of contemporary and traditional approaches to glass making. In this exhibition, for the first time in Edinburgh, six women artists will bring together personal observations in glass responding to landscape and the environment, emotions and human interaction, architecture and the home. These themes are revealed through a variety of techniques from casting to cutting, etching and blowing, painting and finishing, giving form and image to the base material of glass through exceptional skill and mastery of their individual techniques and processes. This is a collection of sophisticated ideas realised through a dedication to, and strength in, their craft with a strong visual sense of our environment, heritage and identity.

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Karen Akester

Karen Akester is an artist based in Edinburgh. She studied Glass making at Edinburgh University-College of Art completing a Masters Degree in Glass in 2002.

Exhibiting both locally and internationally, her work is held in several public collections; The National Museum of ... Read More

Amanda Baron

Amanda Baron graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with BA (Hons) in Architectural Glass in 1992. Post graduation she trained in conservation of medieval stained glass and has worked as a painter and conservator of stained glass for 25 years. Amanda was artist in residence at Edinb ... Read More

Kate Henderson

Kate trained in stained glass at Edinburgh College of Art in the early nineties and has since built up a varied portfolio of commissioned works for public and private buildings across Scotland and Europe. She has won awards for her paintings from the RGI and the RSW and is an elected ... Read More

Vicky Higginson

Vicky Higginson started working with glass during her degree in 3D Design at Manchester Metropolitan University and went on to complete a Masters in Glass at the University of Sunderland in 2011. Since then she has been living and working in Edinburgh, exhibiting work nationally and ... Read More

Jessamy Kelly

In 2001, Jessamy completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in ‘Glass and Ceramics’ at the University of Sunderland and went on to complete her Masters in ‘Glass Design’ at Edinburgh College of Art, in 2002. This involved an Industrial placement at Edinburgh Crystal as a student glass de ... Read More

Susan O'Connor

Susan's work centres on the repetition of small units to build an arresting whole. The aim is to create work that is at its most interesting at the extreme of close up or distance. Her palette is rich and jewel-like, including shimmering surfaces that catch the eye and thro ... Read More