Dorset Glass Firm Celebrates Move

Dorset Glass Firm Celebrates Move

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 9:41am 9th October 2015.

An award winning contemporary glass company have moved into the new Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts in Poundbury.

An award winning contemporary glass company have moved into the new Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts in Poundbury.

Notarianni Glass decided to relocate to Dorchester in order to set up a practice that would enable them to focus on the scale and sculptural aspect of their work.

Notarianni Glass sees Amanda Notarianni and Charlie Macpherson creating moving and inspirational pieces that are exhibited all over the world. Working together for almost 20 years, they produce modern pieces for private clients, corporations, museums and galleries.

Amanda Notarianni said:

''When we were looking for a new location for our business, Weymouth College’s Stonemasonry department really caught our eye. We were impressed with their craft and wanted to base our company close by. At the time of viewing possible locations we had no idea that we would end up right next to them.
It’s great to know that we will be alongside like-minded creative individuals that value skill. We’re hoping to use stone within our work along the way, hopefully there will be the exchange of ideas that creativity thrives on.''

The creations of Notarianni Glass have appeared in a variety of publications including 21st ‘Century British Glass’, exhibitions and events including ‘The Glass Skin’ and have been featured in press coverage including ‘Craft & Design’, ‘Glass Network’ and FX amongst others. They specialise in working with superyacht designers and high end corporate art consultants to design and create large-scale sculptural art in glass.

Charlie Macoherson said, ''Living in Dorset and especially by the Jurassic coast is a beautiful and inspiring place. Moving to the Poundbury campus at the Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts will enable us to grow our company through the ability to offer a range of workshops such as glass blowing, cold working the glass, and kiln work. We’re really looking forward to this new adventure.''

Sarah Drew, Director of the Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts said:
''We are thrilled that Notarianni Glass are moving onto the campus of the Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts. There is nothing like seeing high quality craftsmen and women working to inspire us all. This is exactly what the centre stands for and wants to promote, through exhibition and quality teaching of the Arts''.