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A Life Time of Adventures in Glass - solo exhibition by Denis Mann

24th August 2019

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Currently on at North Lands Creative in Lybster, Caithness " A Life Time of Adventures in Glass" a solo exhibition by renowned Caithness artist and craftsman, Denis Mann. This retrospective collection features highly regarded works spanning Denis' accomplished career.

North Lands Creative is delighted to open the doors to "A life time of adventures in glass" a solo exhibition by renowned artist and craftsman, Denis Mann. This retrospective collection features highly regarded works spanning Denis accomplished career and an artist, designer and glass engraver.

Denis Farquhar Mann was born in Ballinluig, Perthshire, Scotland in 1935. He studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and joined Caithness Glass as an artist and engrave in 1970. Today Denis works as an independent artist and engraver at his studio in Wick, Caithness.

Among Denis's many accolades, he is perhaps most acclaimed for his work designing and engraving the Master Mind Trophy. Denis began engraving the trophy in 1971 and he has engraved every trophy since, recently completing his 48th.

"Denis effortlessly combines his drawing and painting sensibilities exquisitely when engraving into glass. It is no wonder that the BBC commissioned  Denis  to engrave the now iconic Mastermind trophy.” says Annie Cattell, Artist, Tutor in Ceramic’s and Glass at the RCA and Vice Chair or North Lands Creative Board “The current solo exhibition: Denis Mann 'A life time adventures in glass',  richly reveals how his creative, conceptual  and technical approaches  combine to tell the wonderful story of Denis's highly significant artistic practise."

Working closely with Denis, the exhibition has been curated by Michael Bullen, Studio Manager at North Lands Creative and celebrates not only his artistic skill but also his contribution to innovative practice in the field of glass. 

Speaking at the private view, Bunty Gunn, Parton of North Lands Creative said “It is truly fascinating to see the engraving tools alongside the wonderful work that has been achieved under Denis’ skill and craftsmanship”

Denis is a founder member of North Lands Creative and was a participant on the first Masterclass held at Quatre bras Lybster in 1996 led by the Swedish designer and artist Bertil Vallien. Denis is a corner stone of the North Lands Creative organisation. His belief in education, the pursuit of good drawing and design and the pursuit of excellence of craftsmanship is echoed in the ethos that makes North Lands Creative the internationally recognised centre excellence it is today.

“Engraving is a great adventure” Denis Mann.

Denis Mann “A life time of adventures in glass” Quatre Bras Gallery, Lybster.

Open : Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm Until the 4th October 2019

 

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