This bold new exploration of glass in the UK brings together for the very first time rarely seen works from key UK collections, celebrating this remarkable material – unforgiving, fragile, strong, sustainable.
Beginning in the mid-19th century, and plotting key moments through the UK’s glassmaking history, glass is presented here as an experimental art form for today alongside work from those collections that have grown out of the heartlands of a historic industry. Expressive and amorphic from the initial molten state of its formation, to the reflective and light-transmitting qualities of its final form, dazzling artworks here will shine a light on some of the now endangered traditions of working in glass.
Tues, Thurs – Saturday: 11am – 6pm, Wed: 11am – 9pm, Sun: 11am – 4:30pm.
Two Temple Place, London, WC2R 3BD