Sunderland UniversityInvestigating the creative application of abrasive water jet cutting for the glass artists studio.
BA(Hons) Glass with Printmaking
HND Architectural Stained Glass
Swansea Institute of Higher Education
ND Art and Design
Southampton Institute of Higher Ed
Oaklands RC Comprehensive
Secondary education qualifications available on request (2A levels, 5GCE’S and 5 CSE’S, inclusive of Maths and English)
Creative Wales Award
12 month fellowship from Arts Council Wales
Wales Arts International- international travel bursary
Awarded Personal Chair by UWTSD.
Application, five professorial references and interview with Vice Chancellor Professor M. Hughes
Creative Wales Fellowship
Working with 3 and 5 axis water-jetting for creative purposes.
Swansea School of Glass - University of Wales Trinity St David, Swansea
MA Glass Programme Director
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
Design Mentor - Crafts Council, Ireland
Technology advisor for glass businesses in Ireland
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
Visiting Lecturer - NCAD, Dublin
Visiting Lecturer - Hamk University, Finland
Lecturer - Swansea Metropolitan University
Teaching on HNC, BA and MA Glass programmes.
HNC Glass Programme Director
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.
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
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.
Visiting Lecturer - Royal College of Art
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)
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)
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.
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
MA course Plymouth College of Art, degree award Open University
Crafts and Competition Committee Worshipful Company of Glaziers
Society of Glass Technologists Committee for New researchers forum
Interpreting Ceramics Journal
Craft Research Journal
Society of Glass Technologists Journal, International Journal of Materials and Product technology, WJTA, International Water jet Association and Craft Research Journal.
International Waterjet Conference Technical Committee
Stevens Competition 2015
Competition coordinator and brief for Stevens Competition 2015 with Worshipful 2014 Company of Glaziers
International Dylan Thomas Glass Competition 2014
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’
Have a Go coordinator for FADE faculty.
UK Worldskills NEC Birmingham UK. Working with 7 schools to deliver workshops for school children.
Have a Go coordinator Worldskills Excel London UK.
Working with Proskills to deliver glass workshops for school children
Glass in Focus exhibition Crafts in the bay
Invited Judge with Andrew Renton Keeper of Art National Museum Wales;
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.
Curator and exhibition coordinator for UWTSD Dylan Thomas International Glass Competition
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
Contributor to BA and MA Annual Programme Review.
Coordinator of Glass degree show
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
Water-jet coordinator for commercial, departmental and research work across faculties
Working with Proskills to deliver “have a go workshops” in glass for Worldskills
Fieldtrip to Germany for Masters Students
MA Glass definitive document, review and resources revalidation documents
HNC Review Document
Faculty Research Seminar coordinator FADE
Exhibitions: International and National
Dylan Thomas International Glass Competition catalogued (ISBN) Touring Wales and UK
Exhibition, Mission Gallery, Swansea. Wales.
Craft and Architecture
Crafts Councils UK Touring exhibition various venues UK
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
Selected exhibitor – Gallery of Fine Craft Wheaton USA
Made in the middle
Exhibition. Craftspace touring 6 UK Exhibition venues
UK ISBN 978-0-9565121-0-9
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
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
Stroud International textile festival. UK
Exhibition collaborative work with Kate Eglan
Exhibition and catalogue ISBN: 978-1-905476-72-5
3rd International Triennial Silicate Arts
Exhibition, Kecskemet Hungary
Momentum, Crafts in the Bay
Exhibition and catalogue Cardiff, Wales
Exhibition, Bullseye Glass Gallery Portland, Oregon USA
Exhibition, Gallery Fine Craft, Wheaton USA
Exhibiting Ohio USA
Exhibiting, Philadelphia USA
Exhibition, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Wales.
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
Exhibition National Waterfront Museum Swansea Wales
Coordinator and exhibitor
Exhibition National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny Ireland
British Glass Biennale
Exhibition. Stourbridge UK.
Exhibition. London UK
BIGG Break Through Ideas in Global Glass
Exhibition. Ohio Arts and Hawk Galleries: ISBN 978-0-615-36549-7
Exhibition. Chicago USA
Catching the Light
Exhibition Blackwell House UK
Exhibition Zest Gallery London UK
Exhibition. Washington DC. USA
Affordable Art Fair
Exhibition. London UK
Exhibition Brewery Arts UK
British Glass Biennale
Exhibition. Stourbridge UK
Exhibition. Bilston Art Gallery UK
Exhibition Newcastle UK
Exhibition Somerset House London UK
Exhibition. London UK
Exhibition Fire Station Newcastle UK
British Glass Biennale
Exhibition, Stourbridge. UK
Exhibition Edinburgh Scotland
New British Glass
Exhibition. National Glass Centre. Sunderland UK
Master Class Leader
British Glass Biennale. UK
British Glass Biennale. UK
WJTA Houston Texas USA
Sunderland University. UK
Wolverhampton University. UK
Crafts Council National Collection UK
Manchester Metropolitan University UK
International Ceramic Studio Kecskemet Hungary
American Glass Museum USA
Crystallex Novy Bor, Czech Republic
University of Wolverhampton UK
Swansea Institute Glass Archive Wales
Works in several private collections in USA.
Cutler. V. ‘New Technologies in Glass’ Bloomsbury London. ISBN 978-1-4081395-4-7
Cane. K. ‘Drawing and Making’ Bloomsbury London pp.199-201
Davies. P ed. 'Glass North East'
Watkins-Baker. H ‘Kiln Formed Glass’ Crowood Press. Marlborough.
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
Interpretation of intricate drawing into actual objects
WaterJet Technology Association (WJTA) and IMCA Conference Houston, Texas USA
Controlled-depth surface-abrasion for parquetry in glass.
20th International Conference on Waterjetting. BHR Group, Cranfield.
The relationship of combining technology and craft.
Creativity and innovation Symposium University of Wolverhampton
Investigation of 5 axis cutting, creative application with particular reference to glass
WJTA and IMCA Conference Houston, Texas USA
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
On the shoulders of the engineer, Art and technology its influence and effect
Glass and conservation Portugal
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
Albert Road Landmark, Portsmouth. Collaboration with Cate Watkinson Associates
Private residence London
Private residence Cincinnati USA
Baltic Business Park, Gateshead, collaboration with Cate Watkinson, Baltic Butterfly seating
Robert Minkoff Foundation Symposium: Technology and glass education
1+1 Symposium Architectural Glass. Lithuania
International Water jetting Conference. Haarlem, Holland.
America Water Jet Association (WJTA)Texas USA
National College of Art and Design Dublin. Ireland
2nd International Glass Symposium. University of Sunderland UK
British Society of Scientific Glassblowers Symposium. Southampton UK
42ND Glass Art Society Conference, Toledo. Ohio. USA
European Ceramics in Context. Bornholm. Denmark
41st Glass Art Society conference, Seattle USA ISBN 0278-9426 pp.55-57
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
WJTA Conference, Houston Texas. USA
Research conference. University of Sunderland. UK
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
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
3rd International Triennial Silicate Arts 2nd Prize
Artist of the month on Axis selected by Martin Ellis Curator of Applied Art Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery UK.
Awarded stipend to BIGG, Ohio
TGK Competition Germany
Wheaton Arts Residency
Rolla University Residency
Invited artist Duns Scotland Pauline Betteridge Studio
Honorary mention Jutta Cuny Award
IX International Glass Symposium at Crystallex Novy Bor, Czech Republic,
Glass Sellers Prize
Arts Council Funding to develop work.
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
Jacob van de Beugel (Chatsworth House Commission)
Architects –Livingstone Edinburgh
Cate Watkinson Associates on Technology Strategy Board funded project
Consultant Stansted House Chapel Working with Conservation expert Mark Bambrough, Scottish Glass Studios, Glasgow.
Chris Wight Ceramic artist
Craft art vol. 82 pp.66-70 and Ceramics Review September 2014
Rochester Glass Technologies Rochester USA
Available upon request.