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Beyond Tradition: Contemporary Glass In A Museum Environment

9th August 2012

A new temporary exhibition at Caithness Horizons entitled "Beyond Tradition: Contemporary Glass In A Museum Environment" will open to the public on 11th August. The exhibition is a partnership between North Lands Creative Glass in Lybster and Caithness Horizons. It has been part-funded by Creative Scotland and celebrates the Year of Creative Scotland 2012. The exhibition runs from 11th August until 2nd October.

North Lands Creative Glass was set up in response to a growing interest in using glass as a medium for artistic expression. Established in 1995 in Lybster, North Lands Creative Glass has grown from a single class and conference space based in the back of an old joiners shop to a pre-eminent glass studio with an international reputation for the quality of its tuition and facilities.

The exhibition at Caithness Horizons showcases works of art from the North Lands Creative Glass Collection of Contemporary Glass. The Gallery at Caithness Horizons has been set up to show the process of glassmaking from initial influence, to finished work demonstrating methods of production and the translation of idea into form.

Throughout the Museum displays at Caithness Horizons contemporary glass by Glass Artists including Carrie Fertig, Louise Tait, James Maskrey and Patricia Niemann have been placed in display cases amongst artefacts from the Museum's Collection to create surprising and thought provoking displays.

On Saturday 29th September there will be a day of glass-themed special events at Caithness Horizons including demonstrations and Artist talks, please contact Caithness Horizons on 01847 896508 or visit the website for more information.

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