Adam Aaronson Glass at appART

Adam Aaronson Glass at appART

Adam always looks forward to participating in the annual Easter appART exhibition at Priors Field School  in Godalming. This year is no exception as the standard and range of the exhibits is exceptionally high.

The exhibition features work by 200 artists. It incorporates a fascinating Sculpture Trail around the beautiful gardens, which were originally designed by Gertrude Jekyll. There is also an indoor exhibition in the beautiful arts and crafts building designed by Charles Voysey. This is a wonderful tranquil setting, and with its rich history, it is an ideal location for an exhibition of this kind.

Buds appART

The sculpture trail features a staggering 705 exhibits and the indoor exhibition a further 472, so there is definitely something for everyone. Adam has a several sculptures installed in the grounds and is well represented indoors with some of his most recent landscape bowls.

Landscapes appART

The exhibition was opened on Friday 1st April by Tinx Newton, the Art Editor of Surrey Life magazine. The event marks 20 years of exhibition organizing by the directors of appART, Gwyn and Evelyn Phillips.

The exhibition runs from Saturday 2nd April to Sat 16th April 2016 and is open daily from 10am-4pm. Admission is free but there is a £2 charge for the comprehensive catalogue. A visit is highly recommended and you should allow at least an hour if you want to see and study all the exhibits.

Easter Egg Treasure Hunt

Easter Egg Treasure Hunt with a difference.

Here is an Easter Egg Treasure Hunt that everyone can do, even with their eyes shut! All you need to do is make your way to Quaich in East Horsley, or The Stockyard at Horsley station and you can buy one of these lovely glass eggs by Adam Aaronson Glass Studio for yourself. These will be available from Wednesday 23rd March.

This fundraiser is part of the Waterbabies Challenge, which Adam Aaronson has been very excited about and proud to support over the past two years. Record breaking Atlantic rower Callum Gathercole has been raising funds for three charities and our Easter Egg Hunt aims to help reach his target, with the entire proceeds being donated to Brace – Brain Tumour Research.

Each egg costs £10 and they are available from Quaich in East Horsley and The Stockyard at Horsley Station. The eggs are sold on a lucky dip basis. They’re all pre-wrapped, so you just hand over your tenner and rummage. You can have as many goes as you like at £10 per go, but there are only 60 eggs available, so get your skates on!

The Treasure:
Hidden in the lucky dip are six special eggs. These have special stars engraved on the base. The starred eggs are the Treasure you are searching for.

If you find an egg with a single star, you win another egg, free. There are three of these eggs, mixed in with the others.

If your egg has two stars, you can redeem this against a “make your own paperweight session” during Surrey Artists Open Studios in June http://adamaaronson.com/hot-glass-taster-sessions/ There are three eggs with two stars, hidden among the others.

The colours are assorted and there is no limit to how many you can buy, while stocks last.

Update: Wednesday 23 March, 8.30pm
The eggs have been incredibly popular and earlier today, The Stockyard and Quaich had virtually sold out, raising almost £600 for Brace, so many thanks to Su and Robin for handling the sales. So we have packed up another batch of around 50 eggs which have been selling today, on the same basis, with special stars hidden among them. So if you haven’t yet got one, there are still some left, and we hope to reach a four figure sum for the charity.

Update: Friday April 1st. We’ve exceeded our original target and have now raised £860. There are still a few eggs left at Quaich and these will be available until close of business on Saturday 2nd April. It would be great to reach £1,000…

 

Adam Aaronson Glass at Knebworth Glass Fair

Adam Aaronson Glass at Knebworth Glass Fair

Adam is delighted that some of his work will be available for purchase at the Knebworth Glass Fair, including some of his new seascapes which feature subtle lustre effects.

He will be represented by Liz and Michael Flatter on Stand 34 in Hall 3.

Over the Christmas break, Adam and his partner Sue visited the Woking Antiques and Collectors Fair.

“We stopped at a stand with a fine display of studio glass and I noticed a rather nice piece of my glass that I had made in the late 1990s, so I picked it up to have a closer look. When the stallholder began to explain to me about the work and that it was a unique piece by Adam Aaronson, Sue interjected ‘This is Adam Aaronson’ and everyone burst out laughing”

The exhibitors introduced themselves as Liz and Michael Flatter, and Adam and Sue spent some time chatting with them, discussing Adam’s work, glass in general and fairs. Adam invited the Flatters to visit the studio, saying “What I really need is someone like you to represent me at fairs like the Glass Fair”.

One thing led to another and Adam is happy to announce that he has appointed Liz and Michael Flatter to represent him and to display and sell his work at selected Antique and Collectors’ fairs.These include, among others, the Knebworth Glass Fair.

Lampshade Commission

Lampshade Commission

Adam Aaronson Glass Studio was recently approached with a commission to replace some lampshades on a 1960s light fitting. Our clients, who live in one of the charming Surrey villages a few miles to the east of our glassblowing studio in West Horsley, had visited us during one of our events during SAOS – Surrey Artists Open Studios. They particularly liked the style of Adam’s “Fresco” vases and came back to see whether it would be possible for Adam to design some replacement shades in bright colours to reflect that body of work. As usual, Adam rose to the challenge and he was very pleased with the results as were the clients.

A few days after our clients took delivery, they very kindly sent us this image showing how they look, now that they have been attached to the light fitting. We can understand why they were so pleased with the results. We do a great deal of bespoke work on commission at Adam Aaronson Glass Studio, but on most occasions we don’t actually get a chance to see how it turns out, so this image was doubly welcome.

Waterbabies Atlantic Row

Adam Aaronson Glass Studio is supporting the terrific Waterbabies Atlantic Row.

If you’ve been watching the news, you’re probably aware that Callum Gathercole is aiming to break the world record as the youngest solo rower to cross the Atlantic and at the same time to raise an awe-inspiring £280,000 for three charities: Princess Alice Hospice, Brace, funding Research into Alzheimer’s and Brain Tumour Research. Callum and his family live in East Horsley, just a stone’s throw from our glass blowing studio in West Horsley and many of the friends we have made since our move here, including Quaich in East Horsley, are also backing Callum. If the recent weather has been getting you down, spare a thought for Callum who is out in the mid-Atlantic in somewhat worse weather conditions!

At the time of writing Callum and his fund-raising team have passed the £230,000 mark and at Adam Aaronson Glass Studio we are all very proud to have been involved with raising £1,250 towards his target. We achieved this by donating two auction prizes for special themed glassblowing events, which attracted substantial bids at the 2014 and 2015 fund-raising Balls. The first event was a once-in-a-lifetime glassblowing experience to work with Adam to create a special landscape bowl and the second was an exciting Christmas Bauble blowing session for a family group.

We were thrilled to hear that Callum and his team had added Adam’s name to the list of sponsors painted on the side of “Small and Mighty” so we really feel we are crossing the Atlantic with him and are following his progress on the race-tracker page and on Facebook.

We are already planning what to donate as this year’s auction prize for this great cause, so keep an eye on our events page for an update if you would like an opportunity to win it, but in the meantime there’s nothing to stop you popping over to Callum’s Just Giving page and making a donation.

Adam Aaronson Glass at the Mall Galleries

Adam Aaronson Glass at the Mall Galleries.

Adam will be exhibiting at the Mall Galleries with the Society of Designer Craftsmen this week and will have a selection of his recent “landscapes” on display.

Adam has also made, specially for this fair, a selection of small “beachcomber” and “fresco” vases and bowls with prices starting at £25, which make ideal Christmas presents. There will also be paperweights, birds, elephants and more!

Designer Crafts at the Mall opens on Wednesday 16th December and runs through to Sunday 20th December. The fair opens daily at 10am and on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th is open late till 7pm. On Friday 18th and Saturday 19th it is open till 5pm. On the final day, Sunday 20th the fair closes at 4pm.

There will be a preview from 5pm till 9pm on Tuesday 15th December. Admission to the preview is free and no tickets are required.

 

Make your own Blown Glass Christmas Bauble

Still a few places available, so book now!

We’ve been running our popular bauble making sessions for several years now and they’ve always been a great success, so much so that some people come back year after year!
Each place costs £35 per person and payment is required with booking.

This is an exciting, hands-on workshop where you make your own blown glass Christmas bauble to keep and treasure or give as a gift. Why not come with a group of friends and family for a fun-filled pre-Christmas outing?

The sessions last around an hour and include a demonstration from Adam, who will then work with each person to blow their own bauble in a colour of their choice. If you’d like to make two baubles, just book two places!

After your bauble experience, you can browse our shop and gallery, packed with wonderful creative Christmas gifts, and enjoy a cup of mulled wine and a mince pie.

Available sessions:
Thursday December 10
3.30pm to 4.30pm and 6pm to 7pm
Friday December 11:
10am to 11am, 2.30pm to 3.30pm and 5pm to 6pm
Thursday December 17
3.30pm to 4.30pm and 6pm to 7pm
Friday December 18
10am to 11am, 2.30pm to 3.30pm and 5pm to 6pm

For more information, or to book a place, please contact Adam by phone or email adam@adamaaronson.com

 

The sessions take place in our studio in West Horsley:

Foxbury Barn
Epsom Road
West Horsley
Surrey, KT24 6AR
Tel: 01483 375035

 

 

Adam Aaronson at Craft in Focus RHS Wisley

Adam Aaronson at Craft in Focus RHS Wisley

We’ve been setting up for Craft in Focus at RHS Wisley which opens tomorrow, Wednesday 25th November and runs through to Sunday 29th November.

This is a super fair full of more than 150 exciting exhibitors so we are looking forward to seeing old friends there and making new ones too. Our stand number is B39 and this will be a splendid day out for visitors as the entrance fee includes access to the RHS gardens. Excellent food as well!

The fair is open from 9am to 6pm every day except on the last day, Sunday when it closes at 5pm.

We have a few vouchers that give you £2 off the entrance fee so if you would like one of these, please email adam@adamaaronson.com

Sculpt Gallery Art of Glass Exhibition

Sculpt Gallery Art of Glass Exhibition

The Sculpt Gallery Art of Glass Exhibition has now ended.

Sculpt Gallery had invited Adam Aaronson to exhibit in The Art of Glass Exhibition. This took place in Tiptree, just outside Colchester, Essex. The exhibition opened on Saturday 7th November 2015. For more information about opening hours and location, please see Sculpt Gallery

Here is a link to some of Adam Aaronson’s sculpture

 

Turquoise Flames by Adam Aaronson

Sculpt Gallery in Essex is one of a handful of art galleries in the UK specialising in contemporary British sculpture, studio ceramics and glass

With regular exhibitions and a collection of fine sculpture in the garden, the gallery is an unexpected find in a rural setting, exhibiting high quality, original art by leading and emerging artists from throughout the UK and the region.

Established in 2012 by Debra Blik, Sculpt Gallery presents a fresh, contemporary aesthetic. The gallery’s principal artist is international sculptor Maurice Blik, who lives and works on site. If you’d specifically like to see his work and studio please get in touch, before you visit, to avoid disappointment.

 

 

Riverhouse Arts Centre Exhibition

At the Riverhouse Arts Centre Exhibition you can see some of Adam’s “Flame” sculptures.

These are exhibited as part of the Surrey Sculpture Society Exhibition at the Robert Phillips Gallery at the Riverhouse Arts Centre in Walton-on-Thames. The exhibition opened on Wednesday 22 July and runs until Sunday 16th August. Adam has three sculptures in the exhibition. In the main gallery, you can find the group of three turquoise flames shown here. At the foot of the stairs, in the foyer, you will find a group of two amber flames. In the cafe there is a single deep purple flame. The flames are securely attached to a steel base, using unique steel fittings designed by Adam.

Adam’s “Flame” sculptures developed from his “Stone” and “Sail” series of work. Whereas the stones and sails tend to be small objects up to around 35cm tall, the Flames are considerably larger. They are usually around 50cm and 100cm tall. “The flames are really quite massive pieces of glass to have flopping around on the end of a blowing iron. The whole making process is extremely dramatic and requires a good deal of planning and coordination”, Adam says.

Recently a group of nine flames were installed by Adam in a private spa in the South of France. The beautiful transparency of the sculptures perfectly captures the nuances of the Mediterranean light.

Adam is participating in this exhibition at the Riverhouse Arts Centre not only as an exhibitor, but also as the exhibition designer. He very much enjoyed helping to put the whole show together. Adam comments: “From the outset, I noticed that there were some distinct themes emerging in the work submitted. In particular my eye was immediately caught by spirals, animals, children and dancers.  So my aim was to group the work in little enclaves within the gallery.”