Sam Herman: An Exhibition and Much More
|Glass Vase by Sam Herman
One of the most important figures
in the studio glass movement is
Sam Herman and we are delighted
that he is able to be with us at the
fair. In addition to a selling exhibition of some of his work dating from
the late sixties to the present day
he will be 'in conversation' with
the well-known glass artist
Adam Aaronson, discussing the
beginnings of the studio glass
movement in Great Britain.
This will take place in the Great
Hall during the afternoon.
Sam Herman, one of the founders
of the studio glass movement in
Great Britain, is credited with
introducing 'small furnace'
the late 1960's.
He was the tutor in charge of the
glass department at the RCA and
was a major influence; many noted
glass artists today were his former
students including Pauline Solven,
and Jiri Suhajek.
|Sam Herman working with Adam Aaronson
He had a refreshingly different
approach to the design process
which introduced an immediacy
and lively use of both form and
colour which was in contrast
to the prevailing methods of the
In 1969 he was instrumental in
setting up the 'Glasshouse' in
Covent Garden which along
with a major exhibition of his
work at the V&A brought this
emerging craft to public
The exhibition will show pieces made at various times and in different locations including several made at Adam's London workshop and all, large and small (and there are some quite substantial examples, such as the one shown left),are endowed with Sam's trademark exuberant spontaneity.