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Carved pebble
Impala Totem
Springbok Totem
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Bruce Marks Biography
Blown, sculptural glass with a strong African emergence
2008 -2010 University for the Creative Arts at Farnham – MA Contemporary Crafts, Glass
Silver Award Winner, Glass - 2009 Craft&Design Selected National Awards, UK
Group Exhibitions:
2010 “Heavenly Scent” – Glass Art Gallery, London, UK
“Featured Artist” – Forest Arts Centre, UK
“Affordable Art Fair” – Cohesion, London, UK
“Spring Open Week” - Glass Art Gallery, London, UK
“Art in Action” – Oxford, UK
“ReCollect” – London, UK
“Group Show” – Biscuit Factory, UK
“British Glass Biennale”- Stourbridge, UK
“SOFA New York” – Zest Gallery, New York, USA
“SOFA Santa Fe” - Mattson’s Fine Art, Santa Fe, USA
“SOFA Chicago” - Mattson’s Fine Art, Santa Fe, USA
“African Light” – Edge Glass Art Gallery, Cape Town, RSA

2009 "Group show" - Arte Moda, Leon Salet. Maastricht, Holland
"SOFA Chicago" - Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Chicago, USA
"GlassHaus IV" - Parndon Mill, Harlow, Essex, UK
“SOFA NY” - Group show with Zest Gallery, NY, USA
“Melting Point” - Group show at Pyramid Gallery, York, UK
“Reflexivity” - Group show at Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, UK
“Affordable Art Fair” - Group show with Cohesion, London, UK

“Natural Forms” - Edge Glass Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
“GlasHaus III” - Parndon Mill, UK
“Handmade 2008” - Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, UK
“The Art of Glass” - The St Ives Society of Artists, St Ives, Cornwall
“Reflect 2008” – Glaziers Hall, London, UK
“Urban Glass Auction”, New York, USA
“Art in Action” - Waterperry, Oxfordshire, UK
“Amazing animals”, The WOW Gallery, Dorking, UK

“Peter Layton and Friends” – World of Glass, Merseyside; Hub, Centre, Lincolnshire, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, CCAA Gallery, Cologne, Germany, Delamore Gallery, Devon, UK
“Art in Action, Best of the Best” - Waterperry, Oxfordshire, UK
“Boats” – Edge Glass Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
“Glass Now auction” – National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, USA
“GlassHausII” – Parndon Mill, UK

“The Art Glass vessel”, Edge Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
“Objects of Desire”, Chapel Gallery, Lancashire, UK
“International Glass Art Fair”, Leerdam, Holland
“British Glass Biennale”, Stourbridge, UK
“Summer Show”, Obsidian Gallery, Stoke Mandeville, UK
“Spring Show”, Obsidian Gallery, Stoke Mandeville, UK
“Peter Layton and Friends”,
Church Gallery, Devon, UK
Candover Gallery, Arlesbury, UK
Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, UK
World of Glass, St Helens, UK
Hub, Lincolshire, UK
National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK
“Group show”, Chapel Gallery, Bedford, UK
“Tangents”, Glass Art Gallery, London, UK

“Glass Trail”, Kew, UK
Artist's Statement:
My birthplace Africa, has had the greatest influence on my work. During my last visit, I immersed myself in the raw energy of the country and found inspiration in the traditions of everyday life there - its splendour, power, and spiritual beauty.Most of my recent work is sculptural. Pieces are made in different stages, and assembled hot. I concentrate on colour and surface texture and achieve these through a range of processes including sandblasting, carving and etching, creating details that capture the light and allow it to illuminate the piece.I rarely sketch as I already have a very clear image in my head before I start. Using adapted kitchen implements and plumbing tools I mould and sculpt the molten glass – creating imaginary moments of Africa.