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Nina Casson McGarva




Workshop Address :

Unit one Gussage Mill, Toadsmoor Road, Brimscombe, Stroud, GL5 2UG, UK

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26/08/2024-28/09/2024 British Glass Biennale exhibition at the  International festival of glass, Stourbridge, UK

13/07/2024- 14/03/2024 International glass exhibition in Toyama

7-30/06/2024 Planet Earth, at Peter Layton's London Glassblowing Gallery

8-31/03/2024 Gather 2024 at Peter Layton's London Glassblowing Gallery

1-3/03/2024 Collect art fair, Represented by Vessel Gallery London 

20/10-18/11/2023 Group exhibition Ein Herz Fur Glas, Munich, Gallery Handwerk

9-13/10/2023 Vessel Gallery at Formed, Design centre Chelsea Harbour,London

03/03/2023 -11/03/2023 The Value of Things, Cromwell Place, London represented by Vessel Gallery

03-05/03/2023 Collect art fair represented by Peter Layton's London Glassblowing

27/08/2022 British Glass Biennale exhibition, Winner of the Glass sellers Art and crafts award 2022 by the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London.

23/07/2022 to 30/10/2022  CGS at 25;past present and future at the Stourbridge Glass Museum

18-19/06/2022 Glass Glamour curated by Fiaz Elson at fresh air sculpture garden

09/05/2022 to14/07/2022 Duo exhibition with Helen Arthur at Court cupboard Craft Gallery in Wales

23/03/2022 Homo Faber exhibition by the Michelangelo Foundation In Venice represented by Vessel Gallery 

19/11/2021 Duo Exhibition with Elliot Walker at Habatat Gallery Florida

16/10/2021The Glass prize at the national Glass Center in Sunderland 

4-10/10/2021 London Craft week represented by Vessel Gallery

8-11/09/2021 Eye of the collector represented by Vessel Gallery

18-24/06/2021 The summer show at Peter Layton London glassblowing Gallery

22-29/06/2021 Artefact, the contemporary craft fair represented by Vessel Gallery

24/06/2021- 27/09/2021 Formed from instinct. A solo show by Nina Casson McGarva at Vessel Gallery

01/05/2021-30/07/2021Glass49 International invitational By Habatat Galleries curated by Aaron Schey

22/01/2021-02/04/2021 Crafting a difference at SoShiro represented by Vessel Gallery

28/02/2021-02/03/2021 Collect :International Art fair for modern craft and design ,represented by Vessel Gallery

30/10/2020 to 24/12/2020 Bringing Colour to Bruton ,selection from Vessel Gallery shown at Antitaupe Bruton,Somerset,UK
10/09/2020 to 3/10/2020 Young Masters at London Glassblowing Gallery
18/06/2020 to 1/08/2020 "Es Grunt" Galerie Handwerk, Munich,D
27/02/2020 to 1/03/2020 "Collect " the international art fair for modern craft and design  organised by the craft council at Somerset house, London. UK
7/11/2019 to 12/11/2019 Naked craft project residency exhibition, Shin-Nagata, Kobe ,Japan
17/10/2019 to 24/12/2019 New British glass , Vessel Gallery, UK
23rd/08/2019 to 28/09/2019 British glass biennale,UK 
15/07/2019 to 24/08/2019 Summer showcase in Vessel Gallery, London, UK
21/06/2019 to20/07/2019 Open exhibition at Studio 18, Stroud, UK
14/05/2018 to 14/06/2018 Milano Vetro -35 ,Italy    
21/03/2018 to 13/07/1018 4ème biennale du verre de Colombes, France
28/04/2018 Pratt fine arts Auction, WA, USA
2016 and 2017  Pillchuck glass School Auction, WA, USA

10/06 /2016 to 11/05/2016 Pilchuck Glass School :2015 Emerging Artists in Residence Exhibit, The Schack,  Everett, WA

24/09/2016 featured in the National Liberty Museum Glass auction 2016,PA

5/12/2015 – January 30, 2016 "Craft forms 2015" 21st international juried exhibition of comtemporary craft PA,USA

06/12/2015 to  15/01/2016 Winter show at Greenhill gallery Greensboro,NC,USA

21/06 /2014- 10/08/2014 « Melting Point » graduation show, Bornholms kunstmuseum, Denmark

14/08/2014-4/09/2014  »melting point »Politikens hus ,Copenhagen, Denmark

11/09/2014-30/11/2014  »Glass from Melting point »Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark



27/08/2022  Winner of the Glass sellers Art and crafts award 2022 by the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers' of London for my piece Yellow Lichen created and entered into the Internationnal Glass Biennale 2022.

15/10/2019 to 15/11/2019

Shin-nagata glass residence 2019 Kobe, Japan

09/2015 to 11/2015

Emerging artist in residence ,Pilchuck glass school ,WA USA


09/2014 to11/2014

 Resident artist, at Starworks glass lab, Star, NC, USA


William Morris Scholarship to participate in Giles Bettison: Patterns & Murrine during Session 6, August 17-28 2015 at Pilchuck glass school.


Work experience 


14/08/2017-15/09/2017 and 08/01/2018 to 15/03/2019

Sally Fawkes ,Stroud ,UK

Assisting with her kiln cast glass work.

03/02/2017 to 07/07/2017

Baldwin & Guggisberg

Norton, Presteigne, Wales, UK

Assisting in the glassblowing studio and the glass cutting studio.



Clancy designs, 382 north road, Jamestown RI 02835, USA

Assistant for David and Jennifer CLANCY at Clancy Designs Glass Studio.

Assisting them in there functional production line and sculptural work




Assistant for Marc PETROVIC on aspects of his work: sculpting, glass blowing, cold working.

In this period I also assisted him in two public demonstrations one in Columbus, OH at the Glass Axes workshop, and the other at Glass Boston conference, in the NOCA workshop in Cambridge, MA



Munkegade 4,8000 Aarhus C. Denmark

Exploring Karen Lise KRABBE techniques in her glass workshop

In that period I also assisted in Tobias MOHL workshop 2 days.


22/11/2010 - 19/12/2010

Eldoluft Glass Studio,Stationsterrassen, 269 35 Båstad, Sweden

Assistant  for Richard RACKHAM

Assistant in his hot shop for his functional production line.


01/06/2010 - 30/06/2010

Lindean Mill, TD1 3PE Galashiels, Scotland

Assistant for David KAPLAN

Assistant in his hot glass workshop making functional production items.


01/07/2009- 31/07/2009

Verrerie d’Avallon 13, rue des Isles Labaumes 89200 Avallon, France

Assistant for Olivier LESNIEWICZ in his production.


23/02/2009 - 20/03/2009

Cristallerie de SAINT-LOUIS,57620 St Louis les Bitches, France

Blowing glass in moulds as a production from the colour pot furnace





 H.R.S  45 Avenue Charles de Gaulle, 71400,Autun,France

working in the production .


27/11/2006 - 17/12/2006

ANTIQUITES Saint Vincent

9 r Ferdinand Gambon, 58000 NEVERS, France

Antique shop, furniture restoration


01/06/2006 - 30/06/2006


Le Taillis, 58110 ROUY, France

Joiner, Using wood machines, working mainly with oak wood.


2010 - present

2010 - present



Pilchuck glass school, session 6, Pattern and murrine by Giles Bettison 



BA equivalent

The Royal Danish Academy of fine arts, Schools of architecture, Design and conservation, Glass department, Nexø, Bornholm, Denmark


02/09/2009 - 30/06/2011

BMA (Brevet des Métiers d’Arts) Glass blowing 

Ecole nationale du verre Jean Monnet ,39 pl Jules Ferry, 03400 YZEURE ,France.

25/01/2010-14/02/2010 exchange with the glass school in Hadamar ,Germany.


02/09/2007 - 30/06/2009

CAP(Compétences d’Activité Professionnel) Verrier a la main.  Glass blowing

Ecole Nationale du Verre ,Jean Monnet ,39 pl Jules Ferry, 03400 YZEURE ,France.


02/09/2005 - 30/06/2007

 CAP Ébénisterie (Cabinetmaker)

Lycée professionnel Bonaparte site Leclerc 18 Rue Paul Cazin,, 71403 AUTUN ,France.







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