Luke Jerram Day 1

Luke Jerram and his grandfather's clock in a bubble
Welcome to our Luke Jerram studio diary – We can’t believe we are finally here with Luke on the first day of his residency at The Glass Hub…

DAY 1

Luke arrived at the studio early with a big box of goodies, found objects to “mummify”: an assortment of scientific lampworking parts, a brass clock, a badger’s skull, and we even had a dead cockerel waiting in the freezer for him too (Don’t ask). These objects were destined for some pretty unusual and even hazardous kiln and hot shop experiments over the course of our first exciting day. Continue reading

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LUKE JERRAM RESIDENCY AT THE GLASS HUB

E.coli-large-imageWe are very excited to announce that we are currently hosting a pilot artist’s residency with multidisciplinary artist Luke Jerram. Luke is renowned worldwide for his multidisciplinary and interactive arts projects. He has installed pianos on the streets of cities around the world; kinetic chandeliers, and an awesome waterslide running down a hilly shopping thoroughfare in Bristol …the ‘Park and Slide’. Perhaps one of his most striking series of work has been the delicate glass sculptures of deadly pathogens such as the HIV and Ebola viruses. It was after a chance encounter at an airport following a conference that Luke was approached by the Glass Hub team to undertake an artist’s residency, which would enable him to focus on new ideas and designs with glass. read more…

Luke Jerram Residency at The Glass Hub

Luke JerramThe Glass Hub, an independent UK facility dedicated to the glass arts, has recently received funding from the Arts Council to run a pilot residency with artist Luke Jerram. Luke is renowned worldwide for his multidisciplinary and interactive arts projects. He has installed pianos on the streets of cities around the world; kinetic chandeliers, and an awesome waterslide running down a hilly shopping thoroughfare in Bristol …the ‘Park and Slide’. Perhaps one of his most striking series of work has been the delicate glass sculptures of deadly pathogens such as the HIV and Ebola viruses. It was after a chance encounter at an airport following a conference that Luke by was approached by the Glass Hub team to undertake an artist’s residency, which would enable him to focus on new ideas and designs in glass. Director KT Yun says – ‘Luke is a self-confessed ideas person…..we wanted to connect him with glass techniques and processes, to see if glass could be used to translate some of his ideas into reality, or if new ideas could come from the glass’. It is hoped that the residency will become a regular feature of the Glass Hub’s ongoing glass development programme – attracting artists who have not worked in glass before, or who have limited experience, but a proven track record in their practice. The project will contribute to the Glass Hub’s commitment to developing new and exciting projects promoting glass as a creative medium.

We will update this blog as the residency progresses – watch and follow for regular updates.

Luke will also be leading a masterclass at The Glass Hub: http://www.theglasshub.co.uk/glass-courses/luke-jerram-glass-masterclass.php

Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. http://www.lukejerram.com

The Glass Hub is an educational centre based in South West England which provides an ongoing programme of courses and masterclasses in glassmaking, as well as research, development and facility hire. http://www.theglasshub.co.uk