Bio

Michael James Hunter
Born 1958, King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

Experience:

2018  Presentation, April. Paperweight Fest, WheatonArts, Creative Glass Centre of America, Millville, NJ, USA.
2018  Presentation, March. NPS, Cumbria, UK.
2017  Presentation, NEPCA, Marlboro, Nr Boston, MA, USA.
2017  Demonstration for PCA, Chrysler Museum of Glass hot shop, Norfolk, VA, USA.
2017  Demonstration for the Chrysler Museum of Glass hot shop, Norfolk, VA, USA.
2017  Presentation for L.H.Selman, Chicago, IL, USA.
2016  Presentation, PCC, England.
2016  Collaborative demonstration with US artists Colin Richardson and Chris Sherwin, WheatonArts, Creative Glass Centre of America, Millville, NJ, USA.
2016  Presentation, Austin, Texas, USA.
2016  Presentation, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
2015  Collaborative demonstration with Colin Richardson, Tacoma Museum of Glass, WA, USA.
2014  Presentation for L.H.Selman, Chicago, IL, USA.
2014  Collaborative demonstration with Colin Richardson at WheatonArts, Creative Glass Centre of America, NJ, USA.
2013  Studio demonstration to glass students from Edinburgh University.
2012  Presentation for L.H.Selman, Chicago, IL, USA.
2011  Presentation for PCC, Cologne, Germany.
2010  Pino Signoretto masterclass, USA.
2010  Michael Schunke masterclass, USA.
2010  Two Demonstrations at Edinburgh College of Art, 400 years of Scottish Glass, Edinburgh, Scotland.
2010  Demonstration at the Dial Glassworks, for the National Glass Festival, Stourbridge, England.
2010  Presentation and demonstration at WheatonAtrs, Creative Glass Centre of America, Millville, NJ, USA.
2008  Demonstration at WheatonArts, Creative Glass Centre of America, Millville, NJ, USA.
2006  Richard Marquis masterclass, Northlands Creative Glass, Scotland.
2006  Presentation at the Paperweight Fest, WheatonArts, Creative Glass Centre of America, Millville, NJ, USA.
1999  Demonstration at Broadfields House Glass Museum, Stourbridge, England.
1998  Founded Twists Glass Studio.
1989  Employed as production master at Lindean Mill Glass.
1986  Earned title “master glassmaker” at Welsh Royal Crystal, Wales, UK.
1974  Apprentice at Wedgwood Glass, King’s Lynn. Studied under Ronald Stennet-Wilson former head of Industrial Glass Design RCA.

Published Articles:

PCC Newsletter 127 July 2018 “Shadows and Colours”.
PCC Newsletter 127 July 2018 “Old Habits are Hard to Break”.
PCA Bulletin 2018 “A Norfolk Assemblage”.
PCC Newsletter 2010 “Wheaton Trip, Paperweight Fest”.

Publications:

Glass Matters, Joint publication of the Glass Association & glass Circle, “The World of Murrine” by Brian Clarke.

NPS The Gather Summer 2018, “Spring meeting in Cumbria with Mike Hunter” by Kevin Moore.
Glass Matters issue No2 article by Richard Giles.
The Cone no 111, article by Richard Giles.
The Cone no 109, article by Richard Giles.
2013 Craft and Design issue no 225 article.
PCA Bulletin 2007, article by Nancy Alfano.
PCA Bulletin, 2006,07,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18, photos.
Dictionary of Signature canes, revised, Andrew Dohan.
L.H.Selman Calender, 2006,12,13,14,15,16,17,18.
Front cover of PCA Bulletin 2009.
Scotlands Glass (web site) Michael James Hunter/Twists Glass Studio.
400 Years of Scottish Glass by Shona Airlie and Brian J R Blench.
Scotland on Sunday.
The Times.
The Financial Times.
The Herald on Sunday, “Class in their Glass” 2004.
Border Life.
PCC. Glass Circle.
The Gather.
The Cone.

Awards:

2015, Silver Award Craft and Design Award.
2012, Finalist for Craft and Design Awards.
2010, Scottish Arts Council Award for Professional Development.
2010, Scottish Arts Council/Cabin Award for exploration into contemporary cane making.
2010, Award for International Trade, Finalist.
2009, Award for Excellence, BCTF Winner.
2006, Northlands bursary (Scottish Arts Council) for Richard Marquis Masterclass.
2005, G.A. Winner. Best British Design to be sold in a Gallery or Museum.
2004, G.A. Winner. Best British Design to be sold in a Gallery or Museum.
2002, Vibes Award Care for the Environment Winner.
2002, G.A. Winner, Best UK Collectable.
2002, Balvenie Scottish Artisan of the Year Winner.
2001, Finalist for The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Award.
1999, Finalist Best Business Start Up, SBA.
1994, Finalist for The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Award.

Selected and Solo Exhibitions:

2017, Feb, Exhibition Crafts Council “Collect”, Saatchi Gallery, London.
2017, Feb, Exhibition Pearl Fincher Fine Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, USA.
2016, March-Apr, Exhibition “Raising Cane” Gallery of Fine Craft, WheatonArts, Millville, NJ, USA.
2015, Nov28-May2, Exhibition at Hotel Murano, Tacoma, WA, USA.
2013, The Chase Exhibition at the RCA.
2010, Solo exhibition, Sheila Fleet Gallery, Edinburgh.
2010, Plowden & Thompson, Festival of Glass, Stourbridge, England.
2010, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI, USA.
2008-09, Bergstrom-Mahlar Museum, Neenah, WI.USA.
2008, St Josephs Gallery, Holland.
2008, Strathearn Gallery, Scotland.
2007, Queens Gallery, Scotland.
2007, Strathearn Gallery, Scotland.
2007, Gateshead Museum and Arts Centre, England.
2006, Queens Gallery, Scotland.
2006, Strathearn Gallery, Scotland.
2006, Solo exhibition, Cicillia Colman Gallery, London.
2005, Strathearn Gallery, Scotland.
2005, Collins Gallery, Scotland.
2004, The Wallace Collection, London.
2004, Rothchilds, Waddingstone Manor, England.
2004, Strathearn Gallery, Scotland.
2004, Scottish Glass Society, Scotland.
2004, Queens Gallery, Scotland.
2003, Scottish Glass Society, Scotland.
2003, Queens Gallery, Scotland.
2003, Strathearn Gallery, Scotland.
2003, Harley Gallery, England.
2003, Solo exhibition, Primavera Gallery, England.
2002, Strathearn Gallery, Scotland.
2002, Scottish Glass Society, Scotland.
2002, St Andrews Art Centre, Scotland.
2001, Queens Gallery, Scotland.
2001, Strathearn Gallery, Scotland.
2000, Scottish Glass society, Scotland.
2000, British Collection, British Luxury Council, England.
1999, V&A Museum, London.
1999, St Andrews Art Centre, Scotland.
1999, Strathearn Gallery, Scotland.
1999, Scottish Glass Society, Scotland.
1998, Scottish Glass Society, Scotland.
1997, Scottish Glass Society, Scotland.
1994, Guildhall, London.

Commissions and Public Collections:

2014, Outlander Ltd, series 2.
Paxton House Scotland, public collection.
Nazeing Glass Museum, England, public collection.
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI, USA public collection.
Sidney Sussex College Cambridge, public collection.
New Bedford Museum of Glass, Public collection, USA.

Halliwell’s House Museum, Selkirk, Scotland.

Duchess of Bedford, Woburn Abbey.
Barings Bank.
Intelligent Finance.
Turk Phoenix.
Compact Computers.
Mammoth Film Studios for Austin Productions.
Hunterian Museum, Scotland.
Asprey.
Don Davis, Digi Graphica, Palm Springs, CA, USA.
Scottish Enterprise,
Scottish Borders Enterprise.
Scottish Borders Council.
Invercauld Castle.
Church of Scotland.
North of England P&I.
Duchess of Roxburgh.
The former Queen’s Canon, Dr, James Woodward, Windsor Castle.

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