Mark has been involved in many previous events – here is a small selection.
Alla Moda Italian Ceramics Exhibition
An exhibition of over 300 Italian ceramics from the 1950s-70s was open at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre, Norfolk, in Summer 2012. This landmark exhibition was the first time that these ceramics have been exhibited publicly together, and also revealed the identity of a ‘forgotten’ factory who produced a large quantity of the ceramics found on the market today.
A major retrospective exhibition of Frank Thrower’s legendary designs for Dartington Glass was held in Summer 2006. Consisting of glass from the collection of Dr Graham Cooley, the exhibition opened with a special day of lectures, and the launch of my ground-breaking book. Click on the link below for pictures of the glass exhibition and the launch event.
Fat Lava Exhibition
In 2006, the first exhibition in the world dedicated to West German ceramics of the 1960s & 70s was held at the King’ Lynn Arts Centre. Spawning and popularising the term ‘Fat Lava’, the exhibition included over 500 different designs from a range of makers including Scheurich, Roth, Ruscha, Otto Keramik and Ceramano. Over 3,500 people from across the UK and Europe visited. This illustrated article includes photographs of the exhibition.
Hi Sklo Lo Sklo Exhibition
This was the exhibition that started it all. Held in 2008 at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre, over 300 examples of postwar Czech Glass from the Graham Cooley Collection were exhibited. Designers included Pavel Hlava, Frantisek Vízner, Josef Hospodka, Milan Metelak, Miloslav Klinger, Karel Wünsch and Vladimir Zahour.
Isle of Wight Glass Studio Day
Held annually, the special Studio Days at Isle of Wight Studio Glass are always exciting, informative and fun. Unsurprisingly, they’re also always a ‘full house’. Amongst other exclusive activities, each year, collectors can watch as Tim Harris unveils and produces his special ‘Collectors’ Piece’, available only to visitors on the day.
Mdina Glass Book Launch
This illustrated article covers the launch of my highly influential landmark book ‘Michael Harris: Mdina Glass & Isle of Wight Studio Glass’ in 2006. Although the book is now sold out, a new edition is being planned. Read about the launch and see the exclusive foyer exhibition – the first event of its type – by clicking on the link below.
Michael Harris at Broadfield House
Held at Broadfield House Glass Museum, this was the first ever retrospective exhibition of the life and designs of Michael Harris. It featured over 250 specially selected pieces ranging from early pieces made at the Royal College of Art, through to his work for Chance Glass, Mdina Glass, and Isle of Wight Studio Glass.