June Morrison

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June is an award winning graduate from the prestigous Glass Department at Edinburgh College of Art in 2009 and is currently working towards her MFA in Glass at ECA having been awarded a PSAS scholarship.

"I am fascinated by the psychology of human experience. The internal conflicts that emerge as we navigate our paths through the world and the emotional resonances that these experiences create are central to my work.

Conflicts between the demands of the individual and the community; contrasts between the mundane experiences of everyday life with momentous events; the struggle to attain our ideals; and the pressure to conform and live up to the expectations of society and those around us are the central themes I explore.

Glass is a unique and exciting medium to work with. Transparency, translucency and opacity change with each small movement in the ambient light.

The translucency of glass can reveal, or restrict the view of interior. The amount of ourselves that we reveal to the world is never constant. We present only a limited view of our inner selves, but in times of stress or turmoil, we can reveal more than we otherwise would or hide more than we intend.

Thin glass can appear fragile, masking an inner strength. Similarly an apparently solid, resilient piece of glass can be masking internal tension, which could cause it to fracture with the slightest environmental change. We are generally strong and resilient as human beings but when circumstances throw us something unexpected our strength and resilience can be tested to breaking point.

In my current work a simple seed pod form is suggestive of the human and is gradually contorted and twisted. The form slowly takes on patterns, complex, yet delicate, which emerge as result of human experience."

Contemporary Glass

EDUCATION

2009-11 MFA Glass- Edinburgh College of Art.

2006-09 BA (Hons) Design and Applied Arts - Glass - Edinburgh College of Art.

2005-06 HNC Decorative Glass (6 Units) - Edinburgh Telford College.

1995-99 BEd Technology (Hons) - University of Edinburgh.

SHORT COURSES

2010 Deborah Horrell and Mel George, Silhouettes in Black, White and Clear- Pilchuck

Glass

School, Stanwood, USA.

2009 Udo Zembok Masterclass, Layering Colour Pigments- Northlands Creative Glass,

Lybster, Scotland.

2008 April Surgent and Jiri Harcuba Engraving Masterclass- Northlands Creative Glass,

Lybster, Scotland .

2007 Photographing Glass with John McGregor- Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh,

Scotland.

2007 Developing Drawing - Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2007 Metal and Wire Jewellery -Summer School- Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh,

Scotland.

2007 Tapestry - Summer School - Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2007 Colin Reid Casting Course - Stroud, England.

2005 Kiln formed Glass - Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Scotland, England.

2005-06 Portfolio Preparation - Edinburgh Telford College, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2006 Life Drawing - Edinburgh Telford College, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2005 Portfolio Preparation - Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2004 Women Means Business- Small Business Gateway, Edinburgh, Scotland.

EXHIBITIONS

2010 Vigour – Craft Town Scotland, West Kilbride, Scotland.

2010 New Faces -The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2009 Graduates 09 – The Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.

2009 New Designers -Business Design Center, London, England.

2009 Degree Show -Edinburgh College of Art , Edinburgh, Scotland.

2007 Work in Progress Exhibition -Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2005 Evening Class Exhibition -Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh, Scotland.

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

2010 Student Committee Member – Scottish Glass Society.

2010 Recipient of the Scottish Glass Society Travel award to attend Pilchuck Glass School.

2009 PSAS scholarship to undertake an MFA in Glass at Edinburgh College of Art.

2009 Helen A Rose Bequest award - for outstanding work, Edinburgh College of Art.

2009 Recipient of Scottish Arts Council funding to attend Udo Zembok Masterclass at

North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland.

2008 Recipient of Friends of Northlands Grant to attend April Surgent and Jiri Harcuba

Masterclass at North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland

2005-07 Student Representative - Scottish Glass Society.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Contemporary Glass Society, UK.

Scottish Glass Society, UK.

Glass Art Society, International.

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