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Gayle Matthias

Gayle Matthias, All Makers Now? Pop Up Exhibition Co-Curator

Affiliation: Autonomatic, Falmouth University

Conference activity: Co-Curator, Pop Up Exhibition, Trelissick House

Gayle Matthias is a practising glassmaker, educator and researcher. Having exhibited nationally and internationally, Gayle has work in the permanent collections of the V & A, Musee de Vianne, Ebeltoft Museum of Glass amongst others. Previously, Gayle has worked in the Gallery Education Department at the Crafts Council and has been an artist in residence at Bullseye Glass in USA. Examples of her work can be found in many glass publications, most recently New Glass Review 35.

Gayle has been a Senior Lecturer on the BA Hons Contemporary Craft course at Falmouth University since 2004 and is currently an External Examiner at De Monfort University.

Gayle has worked in a wide variety of kiln-formed glass techniques for over twenty years. Currently, she is engaged in collaborative research with Tavs Jorgensen, Research Fellow with Autonomatic, investigating Rapid Tooling for glass casting moulds combined with digital technologies. She is co-author of papers presented at  ‘Making Futures’ conference in Plymouth, UK (2013), ‘Crafting the Future’, 10th European Academy of Design (EAD) Conference, Gothenberg, Sweden (2013) and ‘Towards a New Ceramic Future’, research presentation at V&A, UK (2012).

Gayle is working closely with the All Makers Now? Pop Up Exhibition curator, Claire English to co-ordinate, organise and present objects in the context of the conference themes.