London Glassblowing is hosting a new exhibition this month to celebrate work produced by glassblowing artists Louis Thompson and James Devereux whilst working in the Maldives.
Each year Soneva Fushi Resort invites a small selection of top international glass artists to make work in their Art & Glass Studio and contribute to the burgeoning glass scene in the Indian Ocean. Devereux and Thompson happen to share uncommon approaches to the medium, Devereux working as glass technician at the Royal College of Art from 2009 to 2013, where the two artists first met, and received wide acclaim for his hot chipped technique used in his Clovis pieces. While Thompson’s insightful blend of concept and technical skill have garnered attention from institutions like Salisbury Cathedral, New Glass Review 38 in 2016, and the Jerwood Prize in 2012.
Other artists who have been welcomed to the studio include masters Lino Tagliapietra, Howard BenTré and Martin Janecky, of whom you can see photographed below.
A selection of the work produced by Thompson and Devereux has joined the permanent collection at Soneva Art & Glass. Whilst, London Glassblowing will host Latitude from the 15 June until 7 July at Peter Layton London Glassblowing, 62-66 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3UD.