Light, Colour, Form

Conceptual Glass (Click on the image to see full statement and other images.)

Julia Malle

The exhibition features the stunning conceptual glass of Julia Malle, one of this summers graduates from the Glass and Architectural Glass Degree course at the Edinburgh College of Art.

Julia has always been drawn to the more unorthodox side of life. Disused and derelict buildings captivate her imagination and form the basis for her research and ideas.

"As a glass artist I specialise in the use of hot formed glass, contrasted by the architectural and industrial uses of glass. My project is based on the idea that the structures within the human mind are similar to architectural constructs and that unusual juxtapositions of objects can trigger involuntary memories in the viewer.

I use glass to visualize the connection between the structural and intangible qualities of the human mind by highlighting the various and often contradicting qualities of glass as a medium.

Installation: Mouth blown and coldworked glass elements contained within an architectural structure of industrially manufactured glass tubes

Fine Artist (Click on image to see full statement and other images)

John Ferry

John Ferrry graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1985 and now lives in West Kilbride.

Since graduating, he has held Scottish Arts Council & British Council funded residencies and exhibited work throughout the UK and Europe. John is currently employed as Senior Learning & Access Curator with Glasgow Museums, Culture & Sport Glasgow.

"It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to exhibit these works in West Kilbride. All of these paintings have been produced and inspired by this stretch of coast line of North Ayrshire, which we as a family have been lucky enough to enjoy during the past six years


Glass (Click on image to see full statement and other images)

Julie Langan

Julie Langan Glass, based in Liverpool, is an inspirational contemporary design studio who specialise in the creation of unique and innovative pieces of glass art. The pieces usually in the form of panels can be integrated into both interior and exterior architectural spaces or simply displayed as individual pieces of art.

Architectural Glass and Giftware

Glass (Click on image for other images)

Leona Stewart

Leona Stewart works with lead and copper foiled glass from her base in Ayr.

Products that I create include window panels, window hangings, mirrors and table lights using traditional techniques with lead and copper foil.

Myself and Ian McNicol, a fine art printmaker, design the products and make all the pieces by hand. Our designs are contemporary or abstract, usually influenced by architecture, urban surroundings, landscapes, colour and light.

Copper and Lead Foiled Glass