Conferences & Maker Training

Craft Scotland Conference 2022 - The Power of Glass (Symposium)

Closing date: 18 Nov 2022

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The Power of Glass symposium will explore identity, social and political thought within art glass - part of the Craft Scotland Conference 2022.

Part of the Craft Scotland Conference - The Power of Glass, this is day two running from 9.30am to 5:30pm, Friday 18 November 2022 at National Museum of Scotland. 

This symposium brings together artists, makers, and researchers to share knowledge, inspire and educate on topics within art glass that range from diversity, identity, representation, sustainability and environmental concerns.  

  • Session 1: Equality, Diversity, and Identity explored through Glass Art with talks by Jeff Zimmer, Christopher Day, and Karen Donnellan & Suzanne Peck.  

  • Session 2: Climate Action, Responsible Consumption, and Sustainability in Glass Art & Design with talks by Pinkie Maclure, Atelier NL and Maria Sparre-Petersen.  

  • Closing Keynote: Dr Max Stewart discusses how we can ensure the future of glass education for all.   

Delegates will hear from leading voices in art glass and access contemporary thought within an underrepresented field of art history. Learn more about this year's speakers.  

Learn more about the Craft Scotland Conference - The Power of Glass and guest curators Dr Jessamy Kelly and Sarah Rothwell. Learn more about the Guest Curators.

Delegates can choose to attend the symposium in-person or remotely via Zoom:

Those attending in-person are welcome to attend a drinks reception after the symposium at ECA, Main Building reception. A chance to connect with fellow delegates, view recent RAFT research group posters, and enjoy refreshments

North Lands Creative is offering ISGNE bursaries for emerging artists to attend the Craft Scotland Conference - The Power of Glass. Open to members of Contemporary Glass Society, Scottish Glass Society and Glass Society of Ireland. Learn more.  


Sliding Scale Tickets: What Should I Pay?   

You can choose what you pay, based on your circumstances, to attend the symposium on day two, with different options for in-person and online.  

Our new Sliding Scale Tickets (£5 - £65) ensure Craft Scotland events are as accessible as possible. 

Use the ticket descriptors to decide which level is appropriate for you - you will not be required to show any proof.  

Craft Scotland is a registered charity. All income generated from ticket sales is reinvested back into our annual programme that supports makers and champions Scottish contemporary craft, including projects that connect local communities with craft. 


Zoom Disclaimer  

A link to join this Zoom session will be circulated before the event. Please do not share this link with anyone outside of the session.  

By participating in this online session, you are agreeing to the terms as set out in the Craft Scotland Online Sessions Disclaimer. This session will be recorded. 


National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Closing Date & Time:
18 Nov 2022 5:30pm
Key Contact:
Craft Scotland [javascript protected email address] Book now

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