The conference program included three panel discussions, during which topical issues in contemporary glass were discussed by selected guest. These included some presenters listed elsewhere as well as …...
Kristel Britcher graduated with first class Honours from the South Australian School of Art in 2007 and completed the JamFactory Glass Associate program in 2011. She is currently studio’s Program Manager at the JamFactory. Kristel manages a glass design and production practice and an art practice. Her artwork explores the notions of evolution and place. Her functional designs seek to push the potential of traditional hot glass processes.
Liam Fleming started blowing glass at the age of 16, undertaking work experience in a private studio in Adelaide. Completing his studies at the University of South Australia in 2011, he was accepted as an associate at the JamFactory in 2012. Fleming has been the Production Manager in the JamFactory glass studio since 2015.
Aimee Frodsham has worked at V&A Museum and Tate while living in London, with the Parliament House Art Collection and alongside contemporary artists such as Scott Chaseling, Klaus Moje, Kirstie Rea and Tom Rowney. She is presently Artistic Director at Canberra Glassworks and is passionate about providing a platform for artists to produce new works.
Scott Redding is the manager of New Zealand Glassworks - Te Whare Tūhua o Te Ao (NZG) - the national centre for glass art located in Whanganui. NZG is an exciting and interactive glass facility open to the entire community.: it offers an open access studio to glass artists, runs workshops to all abilities, and presents and promotes the work of leading New Zealand glass artists in its gallery.
Jeffrey Sarmiento is Reader in Glass at the University of Sunderland, where he completed a PhD in 2011. Educated at Rhode Island School of Design, he has been a Fulbright Fellow in Denmark and artist in residence at UrbanGlass in New York, S12 in Bergen, Norway, and Pilchuck Glass School. He has taught and exhibited throughout the world. His collaborative work was included in Glasstress Gotika at the 56th Venice Biennale.
Kathryn Wightman is an award winning glass artist and lecturer in Glass and Visual Arts at UCOL’s School of Creative Industries. Her art work utilizes glass to mimic textile surfaces that aim to challenge the viewer's sense of reality.