‘A Thread of Light’ takes place during International Year of Glass; glass has been endorsed by the UN as a material well worth celebrating for its positive contribution to society. It first showed at Liuli Taipei Museum, Taiwan, in September 2019, followed by six months at Liuli China Museum, Shanghai, from September 2020. Now, in many senses, it comes 'home' to Stroud, Gloucestershire. This is where Colin Reid's studio is based, and seven of the artists worked for him as studio assistants in the past. Five of the artists live and work locally.
“This exhibition has a very special kind of intimacy as well as historic significance. Eleven artists, three generations. A single luminous, vitreous medium developed successively across a rich diversity of creative practice. Glass history, and the international studio glass movement, in the making.”
The British artists are joined in this show by Loretta H Yang and Chang Yi, pioneers of studio glass in Asia and founders of Liuli Museums.
This is a rare opportunity to see world-class glass sculptures outside London and other capital cities. Works are for sale as is a beautifully designed, full colour catalogue.