Glassmaking students from Kensington and Chelsea College have had their work selected for the ‘Inspired by the V&A’ Competition.
Three students from the BTEC Certificate in Art and Design Level 3 – Glass, taught at the Kensington site, have been chosen for their outstanding work in glass: Yanna Neame with “In the Light of Fire”; Caroline O’Connor for “Starburst” (pictured), a skilfully articulated stacked fused glass piece; and Janine Greenberg with “Love, Light and Strength”.
Janine’s piece has been confirmed as the winner of the Glass and Stained Glass category. Yanna, Caroline and Janine’s work will be exhibited from 11-26 May at the Morley Gallery.
Yanna commented: “Glass is a very special material and I fell in love with it instantly during a short course. Kensington and Chelsea College offered me the opportunity to explore it further through a structured, in-depth course, BTEC level 2 & 3 in Glass. The College offers a great atmosphere, and you are encouraged to explore and fully enjoy your chosen medium. The teaching is excellent and the facilities are great. I have learned many techniques and my continuous experimentation has happily led to my work being selected for the V&A exhibition. I am very excited for the times ahead and I am looking forward to more playing and producing some more fun work!”
Note to editors: Inspired by V&A is a national art competition for those studying adult education that asks entrants to draw on the renowned V&A collections for inspiration to create new work.
Date published: 10 May 2018