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Posts Tagged ‘Glass’

Snow Palms, Intervals: an interview with Dave Sheppard

Illustrators interpret the tunes that make up a beautiful new instrumental album by Dave Sheppard.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Snow Palms by Grace Coombes
Snow Palms by Grace Coombes.

If, like me, you are partial to a bit of modern classical music, then your must buy album for 2012 must be Intervals by Snow Palms, a collaborative project between musician/composer David Sheppard and numerous other creative types. Channelling the repetitive strains of Philip Glass and intricate, polyrhythmic bleeps and glitches, Intervals is an eerily beautiful and hypnotic album that you will want to play over and over again. Just don't call it World Music.

david sheppard Snow Palms
There is a dizzying array of instruments featured in your album… who played them all and which was the one you fell most in love with, perhaps surprisingly?
The multi-instrumental Christopher… read more

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New Designers 2012 Craft, Ceramic, Glass and Designer Maker Graduates: part two

Curious creatures, ceramic toys and an oversized scary devil banker are amongst some of my finds at this year's show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following on from my first look at the best designer makers at this year’s New Designers, here, in no particular order, are more interesting creations that I found. At Bath […]

Nathalie Djurberg a World of Glass by Andy Peake

Exhibition Review: A World of Glass – Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg at Camden Arts Centre

Nathalie Djurberg’s first solo exhibition in the UK is a must-see installation combining glassy objects, surreal ‘claymation’ films and an exquisite soundtrack by Hans Berg.

Written by Caitlin Sinclair

Photography by Andy Keate. The Nathalie Djurberg exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre greets you with a rainbow-like ceiling installation, before plunging you into an altogether darker space. In the […]

Swatch Watches Over the Rainbow and Be Black, designed by artist Jean-Michel Othoniel

I was invited to Venice for the launch of two new Swatch watches created by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, best known for his stunning work in Murano glass. Get the low down on his new designs here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jean-Michel Othoniel Over the Rainbow Swatch by Catherine Stone. Last week I was invited to Venice to find out about the newest Swatch watch: created by the artist Jean-Michel Othoniel. […]

A Trip to Venice with Swatch

Last week I was invited to Venice courtesy of Swatch. It was a chance to visit the Venice Biennale for the first time and find out more about Swatch's most recent collaboration with French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel. All of this in spectacular style!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Venice by Sally Jane Thompson. It’s quite something to be utterly spoilt on a press trip. It doesn’t happen to me often and in fact it’s only in the last […]

New Designers 2011 Part One: Ceramics and Glass Graduate Show Review

A variety of beautiful ceramics and glass-making talent from lots of different universities. Loved very much Tim Rawlinson and Nan Kong and many more artist makers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Glassware by Tim Rawlinson. Ceramics and Glass took up most of the upper balcony at New Designers part one, pill curling against the railings in small exhibition spaces that brought […]

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2011 Review: Ceramics and Glass

Truly stunning work from the Department of Ceramics and Glass, with a bit of jewellery thrown in for good measure. Hard to pick any stand outs, but watch out for Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, Paul Stopler, Sarah Wiberley and Makiko Nakamura.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Surreal ceramic tableaux by Malene Hartmann Rasmussen. Amazeballs, ambulance truly. I loved the clear booklet Old Material* New Work** provided by the Royal College of Art Department of Ceramics and […]

Tent London 2010: Sustainable Design Review

Searching for truly sustainable design? There were some fabulous products at Tent London this year, but I wasn't convinced by much of the Danish display over at ShowHow in Dray Walk...

Written by Amelia Gregory

vuvuzela lamp tent Tomoni Sayuda. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Tent London featured both curated rooms and areas where designers had paid for stands. In Tent Digital I loved this […]