SALT glass studios is run by the artists Max Lamb and Dr Fiona Wilkes who have worked with leading glass and art organisations on national and international projects, commissions, residencies and exhibited widely with selected work in private and public collections. They have teaching experience, running courses/workshops for beginners to post graduate level with educational organisations, museums and galleries in the UK, Caribbean and South America. Read More
Max Lamb graduated from the RCA and has extensive experience and expertise in the glass art and design sectors.
Max works with a diverse range of glass processes, techniques and production ware which draws from working for several leading UK glass studios and art institutions (Danny Lane Ltd; Peter Layton Associates, London Glassblowing Workshops, Flux Glass Design, London Glass Works; Sandfish Glass, University of Central Lancashire; De Montfort University; Bob Crooks’ First Glass).
Max ran Flux Glass Design Studio in London for five years creating a diverse range of glass work from free-blown, cast, kiln ranges and one-off pieces to large-scale public art and corporate architecture commissions.
Max has also collaborated with artists, architects and organisations and provided expertise for a range of clients and organisations, including Alexander McQueen (London Fashion Week), Thomas Heatherwick (Wellcome Trust), Matt Durram (shortlisted for the Jerwood Prize).
Max’s has teaching and educational experience for a range of organisations and clients, from beginners to advanced courses for artists and designers, to foundation to post-graduate at leading Art and Design Universities.
Max Lamb Selected Projects / Exhibitions
British Glass Biennale
Fiona Wilkes‘ work explores the boundaries between traditional print, digital and glass languages which are research and production based, adopting an interdisciplinary approach and focus on the relation between imagery, identity and memory.
Projects include national/international educational projects and residencies with museums, galleries and organisations in the UK, Caribbean and South America. Fiona has exhibited widely including solo and group shows (Kettle’s Yard Gallery, Gallery A, Tate Modern, Lethaby Gallery, Horniman Museum, National Art Gallery Guyana).
Following a PhD (Slade, UCL) and Research Fellowship (University of Arts) investigating print, digital and glass media, Fiona has taught/lectured in Fine Art and Art Anthropology (Slade, UCL, University of Arts, UEL), including Foundation to Post-Graduate (Slade School; Central St Martins). Fiona has worked within the private/voluntary sectors, including adult education, special education needs & disabilities (Action Space; Pepper Pot Day Centre – BME Adults with Disabilities).Working on a range of educational projects with a cross generational emphasis, Fiona has secured funding from the Arts Council of England, Visiting Arts and sponsors and is a member – Engage & LONSAS.XX
Cassava Culture (Manioc) – Exhibition –
SALT© Bounty Series (2013) – SALT group show National Glass Centre Nov.2014 – Jan. 2015
Clerkenwell Design Week – award-winning design festival -20-22 May
SALT© Mytilus Filter (Glass Sand Cast) (2014) – Ebb (Mould Cast Glass) (2013)
SALT exhibited with leading glass artists – Contemporary Glass Society.
Bounty of the Burnhams – Art/Crop/Memory Project
SALT glass studios in partnership with Burnham farmers and producers ongoing exhibition project explores Burnhams diverse crops and seafoods from saffron, fruits, shellfish, grains, sugar beet, wild fowl to samphire and this rich cultural currency which establishes a network of recurring imagery, shared substances and memories within the region.
Bounty of the Burnhams Through Glass (I) Dec. 2013 – Jan 2014
Working closely with Burnham farmers and producers the first exhibition December 2013 – Jan. 2014 examined the inspiring revival of Norfolk Saffron by Dr Sally Francis‘ in Burnham Norton, Nina Plumbe’s unique heritage orchards Plumbe & Maufe Farm in Burnham. Overy Town, Jon Brown’s harvested mussels from Burnham Deepdale & Norton Creek and Norfolk’s cornerstone crop, sugar beet in Burnham Deepdale. Farmers and producers include Norfolk Saffron, Plumbe & Maufe Farm and Jon Brown’s Mussels. The exhibition Private View December 2013 was Opened by Isabel Vasseur – ArtOffice – with Unthank Supper Club – Gin Garden – Garrett & Garrett
© SALT glass studios – Ebb Series (2014) – CLEY14 exhibition – curators Polly Binns & Rod Bugg – July – August 2014.
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