The Material and its Future with Matt Durran
Internationally established artist Matt Durran will be leading this 5 day workshop exploring the use of waste glass, recycled glass and the up-cycling of glass. In this short course, Matt will challenge your approach to glass, providing an invaluable insight into the possibilities of working with the material. The main theme is the exploration of the qualities of glass, and the possibilities for using recycled and waste glass material. Matt comments 'We are entering a new phase in craft and making, which is the application of glass into new fields of technology, e.g. environmental sustainability, up-cycling and medical research. Glass is a material that is an untapped resource, it is cheap to source and waiting for a new lease of life.' Matt's studio practice is predominantly based around glass and its associated technologies. In his own work, he pushes the frontiers of glass, working in collaboration with creative industries and researchers. You will be given technical information, support with your designs and inspiration your own creative practice forward. This course will demonstrate how existing glass skills can offer opportunities to develop one's own art practice.