Contemporary Glass: Teepee Group
11th September - 9th November 2013
The spirit of the Arts and Crafts Movement is flourishing at the De Morgan Centre this autumn, with a selling exhibition of finely handcrafted glass created by art collective Teepee Glass.
Artists, innovators, experimenters and social do-gooders, William and Evelyn De Morgan were regular fixtures in the Victorian artistic social world, and they exemplified the creative and social values of the Arts and Crafts Movement. The De Morgan Centre in Wandsworth holds the world’s largest collection of works by the De Morgans, and prides itself on showcasing contemporary artists who demonstrate the same fine artistic and creative talent that the De Morgans themselves possessed.
The Arts and Crafts Movement of the 19th Century stoodfor traditional hand craftsmanship using simple forms, with an emphasis on the quality of materials used. These same values abound in this exhibition of the works of the Teepee Group, which are displayed here alongside the exquisite works of William and Evelyn De Morgan. This exhibition provides the perfect opportunity to purchase a piece of stunning, unique glassware, at an affordable and achievable price.
Teepee Glass is a collective of eight glass artists who met at Central St Martins College of Art and Design. With a wide range of skills and experience in glass design and glass art, they produce work ranging from jewellery and dishes, to windows and glass installations. Each artist brings their own unique style and technique to this exhibition, creating a diverse offering of high quality crafted goods.
The collective will be showing a range of glass pieces displaying each of their distinctive styles, alongside pieces inspired by the work of the De Morgans; in particular, florals and mythical animals from William’s pottery designs are mirrored in the broad range of Teepee’s work.
Prices start from £38.
The Teepee Group
Teepee Glass is a collective of eight glass artists who met at Central Saint Martins and named their group after having spent ten nights under a canvas teepee at the British Glass Biennale in 2006.
They are Lucy Batt, Andrew Boddington, Maria Fagan, Iain Gutteridge, Brett Manley, Alex R, Pippa Stacey and Wendy Stone.
Their work ranges from glass vessels to jewellery to windows and installations which dazzlingly display their diverse glass skills and artistry.