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Elizabeth McClure

Elizabeth McClure is a Scottish/New Zealand glass artist. Since the completion of her formal studies in glass at the Edinburgh College of Art in 1980, Elizabeth has lived, worked, and taught in Scotland, England, Eire, the USA, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Iceland. During this time she has exhibited worldwide in solo and group exhibitions.

Speaking of her most recent works, McClure says: “In these vessels, I am revisiting a series of forms – each distinguished by a particular engraved pattern. They address my continuing fascination with the notion of mark making as identification”.

McClure has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards and is recognized for her considerable contribution as a teacher, most significantly for her role in the development of the glass programme at the renowned Canberra School of Art in Australia and previously as one of the first foreign teachers of glass in Japan, where she lived for 3 years in the late 1980s.

She has also played an active role in the promotion of the glass movement and activities through her involvement with numerous glass organizations. She was the President of Ausglass (1991-1993) and convened the first International confer- ence in Canberra.