The Glass Reader is an impressive collection of writing on glass art, craft and design. It focuses on histories, current approaches and emerging discussions that inform 21st Century creative practice. Foundational writings by key thinkers such as David Pye, Harvey Littleton and Richard Sennett bring context to recent texts by Josiah McElheny, Jerome Harrington and Susie Silbert. Newly-commissioned work includes essays by Mary D. McInnes, Francesca Giubliei and Julia Stephenson. This selection of material is carefully curated into thematic sections, each introduced by summaries from the editors. This book is ideal for arts students, but will also appeal to anyone wishing to gain a broad overview and understanding of the world of contemporary glass. The aim of the book is to raise awareness of key themes and to introduce debates surrounding this intriguing, singular material.
About the Author
Kevin Petrie is Professor of Glass and Ceramics and Head of the School of Art & Design at the University of Sunderland, UK. He was Programme Leader for the Masters programme in Glass and Ceramics at Sunderland for nine years and has supervised and examined many glass PhD students around the world. He is author of three books published by Bloomsbury: Glass and Print (2005), Ceramic Transfer Printing (2011) and The Ceramics Reader, co-edited with Andrew Livingstone (2017). Jeffrey Sarmiento is an award-winning glass artist and Senior Lecturer in the School of Art and Design at the Australian National University, Canberra. He has been a Fulbright Fellow in Denmark, a lecturer at San Jose State University, USA and Associate Professor of Glass at University of Sunderland at the National Glass Centre, UK. A pioneer of print techniques for kiln glass, he has taught workshops internationally.