Vic Bamforth’s Biography

Education & Training

  • 2001/2004 Dudley International Glass Centre – Glass Techniques & Technology / Advanced Diploma in Glass Design
  • 2000/2001 Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College – Part-time Hot Glass

Awards

  • 2012 Contemporary Glass Society Medailions ‘Runners Up’ Award, International Festival of Glass
  • 2005/6 Hot Glass Internship, Red House Glass Cone, Stourbridge
  • 2002 Sam Robinson Award for “Best Interpretation of Glass Quality”
  • 2001 Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London, (bursary award)

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2012 Back to the Future – Broadfield House Glass Museum, UK
  • 2012 Medallions Exhibition – CGS, International Festival of Glass, UK
  • 2012 Figurative Exhibition – Cecilia Colman Gallery, UK
  • 2012 Solo Exhibition – Susan Megson Gallery, UK
  • 2011 Affordable Art Fair London – UK (Cohesion)
  • 2010 Recollect – Burgh House Museum, London, UK
  • 2010 Summer Showcase – Society of Designer Craftsman, London, UK
  • 2010 SOFA – New York, USA. (ZeST Gallery UK)
  • 2010 Affordable Art Fair London – UK (Cohesion)
  • 2010 Heavenly Scent – Glass Art Gallery, UK
  • 2009 Edinburgh Art Fair (No.9 The Gallery, UK))
  • 2009 Affordable Art Fair London – UK (Cohesion)
  • 2009 Guild of Glass Engravers, UK
  • 2008 Winter 2008 Exhibition – The Gallery Upstairs, UK
  • 2008 Edinburgh Art Fair. (No.9 The Gallery, UK))
  • 2008 Affordable Art Fair Birmingham – UK (Cohesion)
  • 2008 Interiors & Lifestyle Showcase – Brussels, Belgium
  • 2008 Crystal Canvas – Guild of Glass Engravers, UK
  • 2008 British Glass Biennale 2008 – Stourbridge, UK
  • 2008 Summer Showcase – ZeST Gallery, UK
  • 2008 Exhibition with brother Ian – Susan Megson Gallery, UK
  • 2008 Art in Action – Waterperry Gardens, UK
  • 2008 Glass 2008 Exhibition – Pyramid Gallery, UK
  • 2008 Solo Exhibition – The Neville Pundole Gallery, UK
  • 2008 Showcase – ZeST Gallery, UK
  • 2007 SOFA – Chicago, USA (ZeST Gallery UK)
  • 2007 ORIGIN – The London Craft Fair, UK
  • 2007 ‘Figured Out’ – ZeST Gallery, UK
  • 2007 “1000 Glass Miles” – Erwin Eisch Gallery, Germany
  • 2007 Summer Exhibition – Broughton Gallery, UK
  • 2007 Wheaton Arts Glass Weekend 2007 – New Jersey, USA
  • 2007 Interiors Lifestyle – Tokyo, Japan
  • 2007 Showcase – ZeST Gallery, UK
  • 2006 SOFA – Chicago, USA (ZeST Gallery UK)
  • 2006 “Still Life” – ZeST Gallery, UK
  • 2005 New Studio Glass – Cecilia Colman Gallery, UK
  • 2002/3 New Designers – Business Design Centre, UK
  • 2002/3/4 1st and 2nd Gather – Himley Hall, UK
  • 2002 “Brit. Handmade” – New Delhi, India
  • 2001 “Inspired by” – Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Public Collections

  • Corning Museum of Glass, New York, USA
  • Broadfield House Glass Museum, Stourbridge, UK
  • Bournemouth & Poole College, Dorset, UK

Selected Publications

  • 2011: The Glass Association – The Glass Cone
  • 2011: Craft & Design – Craft Design Month
  • 2009: Paperweight Collectors Circle – Magazine article by Derek Carter
  • 2009: Collect It – Great British Glass Makers (Up & Coming Artists)
  • 2008: World of Interiors – ZeST Gallery
  • 2008: British Glass Biennale Catalogue