Glass of Morag Gordon

Glass of Morag Gordon

Morag Gordon: Glass Casting

Since setting up my first studio in 1985 I have worked with glass in many different ways. Working with blown forms, windows and sculptural pieces.

What has not changed is my use of figurative imagery.

I am always looking at the tension between a gaze, or a stretched out hand.

The human condition how we act/interact with each other. We reach out, touching, not touching. Sometimes this seems very personal, and yet could be a reflection of anyone’s life.

My bowl forms, are etched and sandblasted, through the layers of colour.

The sculptural pieces, are sandcast and ground polished, and assembled with other materials. Slate, wood, sand and velvet.

Artist Biography

1959 Born in Cullercoats, Tyne & Wear
1978 Foundation Course, Sunderland Polytechnic
1981 BA(Hons) West Surrey College of Art and Design
1982/84 Assistant, Ann Warff, Jan Erik Ritzman, Sven Ake Carlsson. Transjo, Sweden
Crafts Council, Advanced Training Award
1984 Designer Craftsman, Strawberry Farm Glassworks
1985 Setting up own studio, Newcastle Arts Centre
1986 Crafts Council “Setting Up” Maintenance grant
Crafts Council sponsorship for the Chelsea Crafts Fair
Northern Arts, Travel and Training Award.
1988 Northern Arts, Award for the development of new work.
1989 Visiting Lecturer, Sunderland Polytechnic.
1990 Visiting Lecturer, Sunderland Polytechnic.
Commenced MA in Fine Art (part time), Newcastle Polytechnic.
1991 Visiting Lecturer, Sunderland polytechnic.
Studio move to: 36 Lime Street.
Northern Centre For Contemporary Art, Board of Management.
1992 Visiting Lecturer, Sunderland Polytechnic.
Completed MA Fine Art, Newcastle Polytechnic.
1993 Time out for Family. Working to Commission only.
1996 Period of Research and Development.
1997 Northern Arts, Travel and Training Award.
2000 Home and Studio move.