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A practicing glass artist, educator and researcher, having exhibited nationally and internationally, Gayle Matthias has work in the permanent collections of the V & A, European Museum for Modern Glass Coburg, Musee de Vianne, Ebeltoft Museum of Glass amongst others.  Previously, Gayle worked in the Gallery Education Department at the Crafts Council, she has also been an artist in residence in France and at Bullseye Glass in USA. She is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors, the Glass Virus international think tank and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Examples of her work can be found in many glass publications.


Selected Exhibitions

2023                 Dublin, Ireland Glass Biennale 2023

2022                 Coburg, Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass, Germany

2021                 Sunderland, NGC Glass Prize, National Glass Centre, UK

2019                 Dublin, Ireland Glass Biennale 2019      

2018-19            Edinburgh and Sleaford, Art of Glass, National Museum of Scotland and NCCD

2016                 Bornholm, European Glass in Context 2016, Gronbechs Gard, Denmark

2016                 Truro, S-O-T Body Repairs, solo exhibition, The Old Bakery

2015                 Stourbridge, British Glass Biennale 15

2015                 Belgium, International Glass Prize 2015, Lommel

2014                 Germany, The International Glass Art Exhibition 2014, Waldmuseum, Zwiesel

2014                 Feock, All Makers Now, pop up exhibition, Trelissick House, Cornwall

2013                 Plymouth, Autonomatic at Making Futures, Mount Edgcombe,

2013                 Sheffield, Glass exhibition, Cupola Gallery

2012                 London, Past and Present, The Glass Gallery, London Glassblowing workshop

2011                  London, ‘Melt’ exhibition, The Glass Gallery, London Glassblowing Workshop

2010                 Stourbridge. British Glass Biennale 10 included catalogue ISBN 978-0-9547573-3-5

2008                Stourbridge, British Glass Biennale 08 included catalogue ISBN 978-0-9547573-2-8

2007                 London, Glass Sellers Engraved Award 2007, The Glass Art Gallery

2007                 Hayle, Gayle Matthias at The Salt Gallery

2003                 Canterbury, ‘Doctor Faustus’, The Gallery in the Friars

2002                 London, The Creative Council

2001                 London, Fusion Gallery

2000                London, Sub Urban Glass, Gloucester Road Underground Station

2000                France, Luniverre Galerie, Paris

1999                China, ‘New Glass Economy’, Shanghai Public Library, included catalogue ISBN 0 9536057 0 1

1999                Sunderland, ‘Casting and Installing’, National Glass Centre

1998                Sunderland, ‘Glass UK, British Contemporary Glass’, National Glass Centre included catalogue

                       ISBN 0 9533317 0 9

1996-7             Bratislava, Prague, London, “British Contemporary Glass’

1996                Newent, ‘New Glass’, Cowdy Gallery

1996                Ireland, ‘New Light’, Soloman Gallery, Dublin

1996                France, Galerie et Musee de Vianne

1995                Switzerland, Sanske Galerie, Zurich

1994                London, ‘Gayle Matthias’ at Jeanette Hayhurst Gallery

1993                France, two joint exhibitions at the Galerie D’Amon, Paris

1993                Germany, ‘Gayle Matthias’ at the Glas Galerie Borgward, Bremen

1993                London, ‘The Glass Show’, touring exhibition, Crafts Council Gallery included catalogue

                       ISBN 1 870145 11 9                    

1992                Liverpool, ‘Reflections in Glass’, Bluecoat Centre

1991                Germany, Museum fur Kunst und Handwerk, Gallery L, Hamburg

1991                Belgium, ‘Masks in Glass’, Transparence Gallery, Brussels

1991                Nottingham, ‘British Kiln-formed Glass’, Angel Row Gallery, included catalogue ISBN 0 900943 28 9 1990             Germany, ‘British Glass Artists in Berlin’, Galerie Glas Werks, Berlin

1990                Japan, International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa ’90 included catalogue

1990                Netherlands, ‘Vrouwen Vormen Glass’, Dowes Dekker Gallery, Utrecht

1987                London, ‘British Artists in Glass’, Harvey Nichols


Publications Featuring Artist’s Glass Work

New Glass Review 36, 2015

New Glass Review 35, 2014

Digital Crafts: Industrial Technologies for Applied Artists and Designer Makers, 2013, Anne Marie Shillito, A&C Black Visual Arts ISBN 978-1408127773

New Glass Review 34, 2013

New Technologies in Glass, 2012, Vanessa Cutler, A & C Black Publishers Ltd,  ISBN 978-1408139547

Moulding for Glass, 2011, Angela Thwaites, A & C Black Publishers Ltd, ISBN 978-14081-1433-9

Kiln Forming Glass, 2010, Helga Watkins Baker The Crowood Press Ltd, ISBN 9781847971760

Contemporary International Glass, Jennifer Hawkins Opie, 2004, V & A Publishing, ISBN 1 855177 4262

Studio Glass 1960 – 2000, Graham McLaren, 2002, Shire Publication Ltd, ISBN 0 7478 0527 X

Contemporary British Glass, Crafts Council publication

Techniques of Kiln-formed Glass, Keith Cummings, 1997, A & C Black, ISBN 0 7136 5342 6

New Glass Review 11, 1990

Who’s Who in Contemporary Glass

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