Solo Exhibition at the Shanghai Museum of Glass

My first museum exhibition will be hosted at the Shanghai Museum of Glass. The exhibition opens on the 28 April, 2019 and runs until October. I have been working with the Museums curators and Sydney based curator Holly Williams. The main catalogue essay has been written by Diane Wright from the Toledo Museum of Art.

Shanghai Museum of Glass

Teaching Corning Studio, Summer 2019

I am teaching an intensive two week course for the Corning studio in July, and am delighted to return to one of the key international centres for glass. The session will introduce my studio process and we will also explore the Museum and library.

Richard Whiteley at the Studio of the Corning Museum

Cameo Research, next steps

The next step for the Roman cameo research is to begin studio testing. Bullseye glass have formulated the Roman glass recipe for the white and the blue cameo glasses, and we are about to test this in Canberra. Our plan is to see if we can replicate the pressing - pate de verre process that we think was used to produce these fascinating pieces of Roman crafts. The image is a high resolution CT scan of a cameo fragment in the collection of the Australian National University. The detail shows the back of the white glass at the point of contact with the blue.