A Celebration of Scottish Glass




26th July - 5th September (Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm)

North Lands Creative Glass Gallery, Lybster, Caithness, KW3 6BN


10th-22nd September 2016  (10am-4pm)

Coburg House, 15 Coburg Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6ET


A diverse exhibition of contemporary glass in its many forms from members of the Scottish Glass Society. “For the submitting artists, Elemental meant: weather, water, mist and hail. Nature: realistic, abstracted and fossilised. For some it meant landscape, home, dwelling, rhythm and repeated elements, whilst other artists equated elemental with simplicity.” - Emma Woffenden, juror.  


Elemental is a Scottish Glass Society juried exhibition run in partnership with North Lands Creative Glass.





The Cathedral Collection


29th July - 19th September 2016

St. Mary’s Cathedral, 23 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 5AW


An installation of works by renowned international glass artists Monica Guggisberg & Philip Baldwin will be exhibited at St. Mary’s Cathedral during the Edinburgh Festival, and curated by Gallery TEN’s Paul Musgrove. Their modern, minimalist aesthetic provides a dramatic juxtaposition against the backdrop of St. Mary’s ornate Gothic architecture. The Cathedral Collection will include new works from their frames series, mobiles, and large scale boat sculptures, including a nine meter long version recently exhibited at the Grand Palais in Paris, and the Applied Arts Museum in Frankfurt.


FREE ENTRY - excluding paid event timings.





"Unknown" - Alison Kinnaird


1st August - 30th September 2016 (Sat-Thurs 10.30am-5pm)

Kellie Castle,  NTS,  Anstruther, Fife, KY10 2RE


This installation is the artist's response to the present state of conflict in so many parts of the world, and the fact that we never seem to learn from the experiences of the past. It is an army of around 50 glass soldiers, each nearly half a metre tall. Kinnarid comments,"Glass seemed the ideal medium in which to comment on the fragility of human life in war."





Shipping Forecast


10th-22nd September 2016  (10am-4pm)

Coburg House, 15 Coburg Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6ET


The Scottish Glass Society's annual open exhibition sees work from a broad range of artists at all stages of their careers - from fresh talent to masters of their craft.  This year members have been asked to create work inspired by the theme 'Shipping Forecast'.





Transition: ECA alumni glass exhibition


15th-30th September 2016  

Edinburgh College of Art Main Building, Sculpture Court, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh


A retrospective photographic showcase of the work of ECA Glass graduates shown alongside historical artefacts, documents and pieces from the ECA glass archive.







North Lands Creative Glass: A Portrait at 20


16th September - 29th October 2016  (Mon-Sat 10.30 - 17.30)

Dovecot Galery, 10 Infirmary St, Edinburgh EH1 1LT


This autumn, a major exhibition at Dovecot Gallery in Edinburgh will tell the story of North Lands Creative Glass as it celebrates its 20th birthday. Opening on 16 September, North Lands Creative Glass: A Portrait at 20 will chart this international glass centre’s 20 years of experimentation with glass through a showcase of new commissions, works by past masters and archival materials.


North Lands Creative Glass: A Portrait at 20 is presented at Dovecot Gallery with support from Dovecot Foundation, Creative Scotland, Bullseye Glass, Turtleton Charitable Trust and Phebe Miller Olcay in memory of her husband John Olcay.