INTERNATIONAL glass artists have been working at Wordsley’s Red House Glass Cone on a unique project that will form part of this year’s International Festival of Glass.
Criss Chaney from California (now based in Sunderland), has teamed up with Jonas Roth from Sweden and Melissa Nicholls, who is based in Wolverhampton, to create pieces that will be showcased in the festival’s Bring on the New 2010 Collaborations exhibition.
The trio, who bring together very different styles, had never met before and so far have been planning their collaboration through email and Skype.
They met for the first time last week to discuss ideas and their approaches to the subject face to face.
The group are among eight sets of artists drawn from around the world to work on the Collaborations project – which will see eight new and strikingly different pieces of glass art being temporarily installed in and around the cone.
The exhibition will open at the Camp Hill cone on July 1 and will continue throughout and beyond the International Festival of Glass, which runs at venues across Stourbridge over the August Bank Holiday Weekend (August 27 to 30).