linda norris - glass work
oriel linda norris gallery Llwynon, Maenclochog, Clunderwen, Pembrokeshire. SA66 7LB Telephone: +44 (0)1437 532580 e-mail
I first came to glass seven years ago with a painter's desire to move beyond paint. Since then I have become drawn to explore the myriad possibilities that glass offers as a medium to allow me to make work with a conceptual content, architectural pieces, and work that moves in a poetic space between word and object.
Cân yr Oerwynt
Her House is Air
I have no formal education in glass work, rather I have attended masterclasses with Jeremy Lepisto and Michael Rogers and last year I won the international Warm Glass Prize for which I was given a place on a symposium of glass artists from around the world at Northlands Glass Centre in Caithness organised by Jane Bruce. I have recently been awarded a Continuing Professional Development Award by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters on Glass to attend a masterclaass at Northlands Glass in Caithness with Australian artist, Deborah Cocks.
In addition to being fascinated by the properties of glass itself, I am excited by the possibilities glass offers to collaborate with other artists and last year I completed a collaboration with Rachel Phillips to make 3 stained glass windows for Conwy Castle in North Wales. With support from Wales Arts International I will be giving a paper and a workshop about this commission at the American Glass Guild Conference in Florida in May 2013. I am currently collaborating with songwriter, Sarah Harman, on a project called "Cân yr Oerwynt" ("Song of the Cold Wind") to develop glass work and performance based on the human shaping of the landscape in the area where I live.