Margaret Alston

Born 1956, Liverpool, England

Since leaving the Royal College of Art in 1985, Margaret Alston has continued to develop and refine her use of the painstaking ancient technique of pâte-de-verre. She crushes glass with a pestle and mortar and uses the carefully selected fine coloured granules to line an unique mould. This is fired in a kiln to produce ethereal and translucent vessels that have a timeless quality of great beauty.

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Working in Bradford-on-Avon

1978-1979   Foundation Course, Art & Design, Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham
1979-1982   North Staffordshire Polytechnic, Stoke-On-Trent, BA (Hons) Multi Disciplinary Design
1983-1985   Royal College of Art, London, MA Glass

Margaret Alston has work in the following public collections:

Crafts Council, London
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh
Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
The Turner Museum of Glass, Sheffield
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Glasmuseum, Ernsting Stiftung Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld, Germany
Museum für Künst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Corning Museum of Glass, New York, USA
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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