ALISON KINNAIRD (UK)
Dates: Monday 20 to Thursday 23 August
Venue: Ruskin Glass Centre
Level: All levels
Capacity: 6 students Price: £420 (including VAT)
Alison is one of the world's leading engravers, with work in public, royal and private collections throughout Europe, America and the Far East, including the Scottish Parliament and the V&A. Her glass ranges from small intimate pieces, to architectural installations which incorporate light and colour. A recipient of many awards and winner of many competitions, her contribution was recognised in 1997, when she was presented with an M.B.E. for services to art and music.
A long tradition of wheel-engraved portraits in glass continues to the present day. Alison, who has just completed a major project for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, will take students through a number of different ways of expressing a likeness. Some will be literal, some more abstract. All will also stress the importance of drawing, and examine the technical problems of translating this into wheel-engraving on clear, flashed or cameo glass. Either drawing skills or experience with wheel- engraving would be helpful, but we will be working on improving both, for all students. Another rare workshop opportunity to work alongside an artist with an unparalleled experience in engraving glass.