Designer & glass artist CAROLINE REES works from her studio near the beach on the beautiful Gower Peninsula. Originally trained as a textile designer her creative journey has included the design of fabrics, glass and paper. She began using her stencil technique to create architectural sandblasted glass about 12 years ago and has undertaken numerous commissions for public and private spaces. More recently she has employed the same skills to create intricate yet striking papercuts, enjoying the immediacy and lack of technical constraints which are associated with glass. The drawn image forms the foundation of all her work and both the glass artworks and cut paper stencils are designed, in collaboration with the client, to create a compositional narrative which is specific to it’s location and surroundings.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training 2010 - MA Glass, Swansea Metropolitan University, Swansea 1986 - Postgraduate Textile Design, Winchester School of Art, Winchester 1982 - BA Textile Design, Brighton Polytechnic, Brighton Solo exhibitions 2013 - Art in Action, Oxford, 2013- Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, 2012 - Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, Devon 2009 - 100% Design, Earls Court, London 2008 - 100% Design, Earls Court, London Group exhibitions 2012 - Everyday Encounters, The William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow 2012 - MAKE, The Devon Guild, Bovey Tracey 2010 - MA Glass, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea 2006 - Walking Works of Art, Oriel Ceri Richards, Swansea University 2002 - House & Garden, Bella Contemporary Art Gallery, Tetbury 2002 - Spring Exhibition, The Hunter Gallery, Long Melford 2002 - Summer Exhibition, The Albany Gallery, Cardiff 2002 - Summer Exhibition, The Attic Gallery, Swansea 2002 - Swansea Open Exhibition, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea 2001 - Five Women, The Washington Gallery, Penarth 1999 - Light & Colour, The Double Reynolds Warehouse, Gloucester Docks 1999 - Scottish Paintings and Decorated Glass, The Albany Gallery, Cardiff Private commissions 2010 - Art Deco Panels, Private Cinema, Wiltshire 2010 - Bracken, Private Residence, Gower 2010 - Internal Decorative Panels, Private Residence, Swansea 2010 - Skyline, Private residence, London 2006 - Architectural glass commissions, Private Residences, Swansea and London 2005 - Greek Doors, Private Residence, Gower Public commissions 2011 - Windsor Screen, Dedworth Surgery, Windsor 2009 - A Walk Through the Town , The Crown Hotel, Woodbridge Projects 2001 - Collection of glass vessels, Melin Tregwynt, Cardiff 1988 - Textile Design Prediction, Design Intelligence, London Educational experience - tertiary 2000 - Art & Textiles, Gorseinon College, Swansea Publications 2012 - New Technologies in Glass Other 2002 - to 2007 running own gallery with 2 other artists, Celf Gallery, Mumbles, Swansea 1988 - Freelance Textile Designer, Jennifer Sanderson, Nottingham