Curriculum Vitae

Vanessa Cutler Glass Artist
  • 6 Belleisle Apartments
  • Phoebe Road
  • Swansea
  • SA1 7FW
  • Wales

Qualifications

2006

PhD

Sunderland UniversityInvestigating the creative application of abrasive water jet cutting for the glass artists studio.

1997-1999

MA Glass

Wolverhampton University

1995-1997

BA(Hons) Glass with Printmaking

Wolverhampton University

1991-1994

HND Architectural Stained Glass

Swansea Institute of Higher Education

1989-1991

ND Art and Design

Southampton Institute of Higher Ed

1981-1989

Oaklands RC Comprehensive

Secondary education qualifications available on request (2A levels, 5GCE’S and 5 CSE’S, inclusive of Maths and English)

Awards

2016

Creative Wales Award

12 month fellowship from Arts Council Wales

2015

Wales Arts International- international travel bursary

2013

Awarded Personal Chair by UWTSD.

Application, five professorial references and interview with Vice Chancellor Professor M. Hughes

Work Experience

2015-Present

Creative Wales Fellowship

Working with 3 and 5 axis water-jetting for creative purposes.

2012-2015

Swansea School of Glass - University of Wales Trinity St David, Swansea

MA Glass Programme Director

2008- 2015

Senior Lecturer - Swansea School of Glass

University of Wales Trinity St David, Swansea.
Lecturing graduate level 4, 5 and 6 and postgraduate level 7 and 8 in Glass.
Lecturing postgraduate students level 7 on Design Masters.
Research supervisor for Glass and Design students

2012-2014

Design Mentor - Crafts Council, Ireland

Technology advisor for glass businesses in Ireland

2011-2014

Design Advisor - Institute of Sustainable Design

Business advice and for glass business in convergence Wales.
Organising funding talks from Arts Council Wales, NESTA, ADDO Emma Price Consultants and International Stained glass artists such Judith Schaechter USA

2010

Visiting Lecturer - NCAD, Dublin

2009

Visiting Lecturer - Hamk University, Finland

2008-2013

Lecturer - Swansea Metropolitan University

Teaching on HNC, BA and MA Glass programmes.

2009-2010

HNC Glass Programme Director

2006-2008

RCUK Academic Fellow in Glass - University of Sunderland

Teaching glass graduate and postgraduate level.
Consultant for glass projects with various national and international visiting artists and designers.

2004-2006

Research Assistant - University of Sunderland

Teaching graduate and postgraduates students glass techniques ranging from stained glass to water jet cutting. Teaching and consulting with various external stakeholders how to apply technology to their practice

2008

RAE Fellowship - Harvard University, MIT,

Missouri Science &Technology University, Carbondale Illinois University and Alfred University USA

Lecturing various processes connected to my architectural glass practice.

2006/12/14

Visiting Lecturer - Royal College of Art

2005-2015

Water Jet Consultant

Various artists including:

  • Scott Chaseling (Aus)
  • Chris Wight (UK)- various projects with Wedgewood and Royal Crown Derby
  • Jacob Van de Beugel, (UK)- Chatsworth House Commission
  • Richard Meitner (USA).
  • Owen Johnson RCA (AUS)
2004-2006

Visiting Lecturer - University of Sunderland

Teaching European Funded courses in Stained Glass including glass painting and leading. Masterclass Leader in painting 2005. (ESF and ERDF funding)

1998-2004

Principal Assistant - Ronald Pennell

Teaching Professor Ronald Pennell architectural glass techniques including glass painting, enameling and decorative glass processes. Working on various International commissions including National UK touring exhibition- Modern Myths.

1997-2000

Technical Demonstrator - University of Wolverhampton

Teaching all aspects of architectural stained glass to graduate and postgraduate students. Other duties included general house keeping, ordering and maintenance of the architectural glass studio 1998 Summer School Masterclass leader teaching enameling and basic fusing processes

External Roles

External Validation

MA course Plymouth College of Art, degree award Open University

Advisory Boards

2015

Crafts and Competition Committee Worshipful Company of Glaziers

2008-2015

Society of Glass Technologists Committee for New researchers forum

2014

Interpreting Ceramics Journal

2010-2015

Craft Research Journal

2010-2012

Proskills

Paper referee

Inderscience.com

Society of Glass Technologists Journal, International Journal of Materials and Product technology, WJTA, International Water jet Association and Craft Research Journal.

International advisor

2006-2012

WJTA conference

2016

International Waterjet Conference Technical Committee

Competition Coordinator

2014

Stevens Competition 2015

Competition coordinator and brief for Stevens Competition 2015 with Worshipful 2014 Company of Glaziers

2014

International Dylan Thomas Glass Competition 2014

2012-2013

Worldskills Stained Glass Competition

In collaboration with Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Cultural Skills. Coordinating competition build, design, procurement of equipment and mentoring of competitors’

2013

Have a Go coordinator for FADE faculty.

UK Worldskills NEC Birmingham UK. Working with 7 schools to deliver workshops for school children.

2011-2012

Have a Go coordinator Worldskills Excel London UK.

Working with Proskills to deliver glass workshops for school children

Judging

2015

Glass in Focus exhibition Crafts in the bay

Invited Judge with Andrew Renton Keeper of Art National Museum Wales;

Memberships

Contemporary Glass Society UK

British Society of Master Glass Painters. UK

Glass Art Society USA

Cohesion Glass Network. UK

College Arts Association USA

Water Jet Technology Association USA

Responsibilities at UWTSD

  • Contribute to teaching on BA, MA and Research programmes. Working with level 5-upwards.
  • PhD supervisor 2 PhD completions and 1 MPhil completions
  • Currently supervising 2 PhD (KESS) completion due September 2015
  • Maintain professional links with glass and visual arts sectors, consulting artists from local and national and internationally realise their ideas using water jet, for exhibitions, products and commissions.
  • Contribute to the research culture within the Glass and Ceramics team through written papers, exhibitions and collaboration with internal and external parties
  • Contribute to the School reach out activities- workshops, talks
  • Liaising with artists wishing to have work developed via ISD
  • Liaising with industry in the maintenance of the machine
  • Maintaining contacts with related industries
  • Assessing and helping develop student awareness and confidence in the subject area.
  • Write risk assessments for trips, visits
  • Internal Assessor for PhD
  • Various internal validation events for courses ranging from counseling to digital media
  • Representative for Cultural skills focus group on Traditional crafts.
2014

Curator and exhibition coordinator for UWTSD Dylan Thomas International Glass Competition

2008-2015

Writing of modules for MDes/ BA and previous HNC and MA programmes. Introducing warm glass, technical processes in glass and professional development modules into the BA course

2008-2015

Contributor to BA and MA Annual Programme Review.

2008-2015

Coordinator of Glass degree show

2008-2014

Coordinator of Glass exhibitions (3 to 5 each year) at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. Exhibitions include: Early years of the school, Love Swansea, Pairings, and Memorial

2009-2015

Water-jet coordinator for commercial, departmental and research work across faculties

2010-2012

Working with Proskills to deliver “have a go workshops” in glass for Worldskills

2012

Fieldtrip to Germany for Masters Students

2013

MA Glass definitive document, review and resources revalidation documents

2013

HNC Review Document

2013

Faculty Research Seminar coordinator FADE

Exhibitions: International and National

2014

Harmony

Dylan Thomas International Glass Competition catalogued (ISBN) Touring Wales and UK

Makers Focus

Exhibition, Mission Gallery, Swansea. Wales.

Craft and Architecture 

Crafts Councils UK Touring exhibition various venues UK

2013

Coalesce

Exhibition London Glass Blowing Gallery, London UK

Pairings; a conversation, exploring collaborative practice

Exhibition collaborative work with Kate Eglan. Various national venues including Contemporary Applied Arts London UK 
Arranged for the exhibition to exhibit in at National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.

30 years; the art of the fellowship 

Exhibition American Glass Museum Millville USA
Only UK selected artist

Glass weekend 

Selected exhibitor – Gallery of Fine Craft Wheaton USA

2012

Made in the middle

Exhibition. Craftspace touring 6 UK Exhibition venues 
UK ISBN 978-0-9565121-0-9

Collect  2012

Exhibition London UK

European Applied Arts Prize

World Crafts Council Exhibition Mons Belgium. One of 4 selected UK Makers.
Exhibition and catalogue ISBN 978-2-87536-011-3    

Games

Olympic Glass Exhibition Swansea, Wales.
Exhibition and catalogue ISBN 978-0-9548757-7-0

The Fire Continues

Exhibition at Fine Gallery of Craft Wheaton USA

Pairings II

Stroud International textile festival. UK
Exhibition collaborative work with Kate Eglan 
Exhibition and catalogue ISBN: 978-1-905476-72-5

2011        

3rd International Triennial Silicate Arts 
Exhibition, Kecskemet Hungary

Momentum, Crafts in the Bay

Exhibition and catalogue Cardiff, Wales 
ISBN 978-0-9566868-1-7

Crossover

Exhibition, Bullseye Glass Gallery Portland, Oregon USA

Vision 

Exhibition, Gallery Fine Craft, Wheaton USA

Hawk Galleries

Exhibiting  Ohio USA
Ongoing representation

Liberty Museum 

Exhibiting, Philadelphia USA

Glass Archive 

Exhibition, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Wales.

2010        

Pairings; a conversation, Exploring collaborative practice 

Touring UK exhibition, Manchester Met, Bishop Otter Gallery Chichester, Bishop Otter Gallery Chichester, Fairfield Mill Sedburgh, Crafts in the Bay, Cardiff and the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea ISBN 978-1905476534

Love Swansea

Exhibition National Waterfront Museum Swansea Wales
Coordinator and exhibitor

Emerging Technologies

Exhibition National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny Ireland

British Glass Biennale

Exhibition. Stourbridge UK.
ISBN 978-0-9547573-3-5

Essence

Exhibition. London UK 

2009

BIGG Break Through Ideas in Global Glass

Exhibition. Ohio Arts and Hawk Galleries: ISBN 978-0-615-36549-7

SOFA, Chicago 

Exhibition. Chicago USA
ISBN 978-0-9789206-1-6

Catching the Light

Exhibition Blackwell House UK

Blast 2009

Exhibition Zest Gallery London UK

3 centers 

Exhibition. Washington DC. USA

Affordable Art Fair

Exhibition. London UK

2008

Inside Out

Exhibition Brewery Arts UK

British Glass Biennale  

Exhibition. Stourbridge UK    
ISBN 978-0-9547573-2-8

Glass Routes

Exhibition. Bilston Art Gallery UK
ISBN 978-0956020406

2006        

Evolve

Exhibition Newcastle UK

Origins

Exhibition Somerset House London UK

100% Design 

Exhibition. London UK

Launch 2006

Exhibition Fire Station Newcastle UK

British Glass Biennale 

Exhibition, Stourbridge. UK

Scottish Gallery 

Exhibition Edinburgh Scotland 

New British Glass

Exhibition Singapore 

Edge

Exhibition. National Glass Centre. Sunderland UK

Master Class Leader

2012

British Glass Biennale. UK

2010

British Glass Biennale. UK

2009

WJTA Houston Texas USA

2004/05

Sunderland University. UK

1998

Wolverhampton University. UK

Collections

2012

Crafts Council National Collection UK

2011

Manchester Metropolitan University UK

2011

International Ceramic Studio Kecskemet Hungary

2008

American Glass Museum USA

2006

Crystallex Novy Bor, Czech Republic

1999

University of Wolverhampton UK

1994

Swansea Institute Glass Archive Wales

Works in several private collections in USA.

Book

2012

Cutler. V. ‘New Technologies in Glass’ Bloomsbury London. ISBN 978-1-4081395-4-7

Selected Publications

2012

Cane. K. ‘Drawing and Making’ Bloomsbury London pp.199-201

2007

Davies. P ed. 'Glass North East'

2010

Watkins-Baker. H ‘Kiln Formed Glass’ Crowood Press. Marlborough. 

Papers

2014

Synthesis of water jet cutting with hot glass for making murine

Joint Paper: V. Cutler, S. Doolan (UWTSD) and Owen Johnson RCA
International Waterjetting Conference. Haarlem, Holland

2013

Interpretation of intricate drawing into actual objects

WaterJet Technology Association (WJTA) and IMCA Conference Houston, Texas USA

2010

Controlled-depth surface-abrasion for parquetry in glass.

20th International Conference on Waterjetting. BHR Group, Cranfield.
ISBN 978-1-85598-121-8

The relationship of combining technology and craft.

Creativity and innovation Symposium University of Wolverhampton
ISBN 978-0-9560204-3-7

2009

Investigation of 5 axis cutting, creative application with particular reference to glass

WJTA and IMCA Conference Houston, Texas USA

2006

An investigation into the creative uses of water jet and the difficulties encountered through the development of personal artwork and artworks for other artists working with glass

19th International Conference on Water jetting. Poland. (Winner of best paper) ISBN

2006

On the shoulders of the engineer, Art and technology its influence and effect

Glass and conservation Portugal

Articles

2011

V (2011) American Glass Society. Newsletter Feb/March 2011. Volume 22 issue 1

V (2011) Contemporary Glass Society newsletter issue 39/March

Selected Public Art Commissions

2015

Albert Road Landmark, Portsmouth. Collaboration with Cate Watkinson Associates

2014

Library, Lithuania

2013

Private residence London

2012

Private residence Cincinnati USA

2008

Baltic Business Park, Gateshead, collaboration with Cate Watkinson, Baltic Butterfly seating

Selected Presentations

2015

Invited speaker

Robert Minkoff Foundation Symposium: Technology and glass education

2014

1+1 Symposium Architectural Glass. Lithuania

International Water jetting Conference. Haarlem, Holland.

2013

America Water Jet Association (WJTA)Texas USA

National College of Art and Design Dublin. Ireland

2012

2nd International Glass Symposium. University of Sunderland UK

British Society of Scientific Glassblowers Symposium. Southampton UK

42ND Glass Art Society Conference, Toledo. Ohio. USA

2011

European Ceramics in Context. Bornholm. Denmark

41st Glass Art Society conference, Seattle USA ISBN 0278-9426 pp.55-57

2010

Interchanges: Craft in context Symposium. NCAD. Dublin

Creativity and Innovation. Wolverhampton University.UK. ISBN 978-0-9560204-3-7

International water jet conference Graz. Austria

Glass Biennale, Stourbridge. UK

2009

WJTA Conference, Houston Texas. USA

Research conference. University of Sunderland. UK

2007

Invited speaker Alfred University USA

Lecture University Illinois. Carbondale USA

Lecture to architecture students Harvard University USA

Teaching at Rolla University. Missouri. USA

WJTA Conference Houston Texas USA

Atoms to Art, London University College. London. UK

Parallel Connections Research Conference. Sunderland.UK

2006

Society of Glass Technologists Conference. Sunderland. UK

Selected Article Citations, Prizes and Residencies

  • Invited Judge Glass in Focus 2015, Cardiff.Wales
  • New Glass Review 36 2015. p.88
  • New Ceramics Review 2011
  • SOFA 2009 @ ‘Regarding BIGG’ p.36-41.
  • Crafts arts International No. 80 p.67-69
  • New Glass 30 Summer 2009
  • Made issue 3 p.36 ISSN1753-297
  • Neues Glas (3/07)pp.83,85
  • Crafts. Issue 199 March 2006.
  • International Crafts Arts No. 68 p.104.
  • International Crafts Arts No. 68 ‘Interactive Luminance’ Dan Klein p.22-27.
  • Neuse Glas Winter 2006 (4/06) p.17
2011

3rd International Triennial Silicate Arts 2nd Prize

2010

Artist of the month on Axis selected by Martin Ellis Curator of Applied Art Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery UK.

2009

Awarded stipend to BIGG, Ohio

2008

TGK Competition Germany

2008

Wheaton Arts Residency

2008

Rolla University Residency

2007

Invited artist Duns Scotland Pauline Betteridge Studio

2007

Honorary mention Jutta Cuny Award

2006

IX International Glass Symposium at Crystallex Novy Bor, Czech Republic,

2006

Glass Sellers Prize

2005

Arts Council Funding to develop work.

Consultancy

2014

Strategic Innovation Partnership (SIP) Meyers Machining Company Cincinnati USA

SIP Bullseye Glass Company Portland Oregon USA

SIP Omax water jet machine manufacturer. Kent Washington USA

2012-2014

Jacob van de Beugel (Chatsworth House Commission)

2013

Architects –Livingstone Edinburgh

2011

Cate Watkinson Associates on Technology Strategy Board funded project

2010

Consultant Stansted House Chapel Working with Conservation expert Mark Bambrough, Scottish Glass Studios, Glasgow.

2008-2015

Chris Wight Ceramic artist

Craft art vol. 82 pp.66-70 and Ceramics Review September 2014

2008

Rochester Glass Technologies Rochester USA

References

Available upon request.

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