Graeme is an experienced glassblower working from his studio, housed in an award-winning restored hosiery factory in the heart of Leicester’s cultural quarter. He has been designing, making, working to client specification and teaching for many years. His passion for authenticity, provenance and craftsmanship shows in each piece of work, which is intrinsically handcrafted in England.

I became captivated by the hostile environment of a glassblowing workshop from my first day at Sunderland University. There is heat oozing from every aperture. There is a deafening noise from the compressors and burners. There is broken glass strewn across the concrete floor and yet there is the facility to create something quite beautiful and delicate.

Since successfully completing my masters at the Royal College of Art, I have spent my professional life combining freelance glass making and Teaching with my own glass making practice.

My work encompasses small batch production for galleries and retail outlets through to large scale lighting and bespoke commissions for individuals, hotels around the world and well respected lighting and chandelier companies.. My work includes the use of many traditional handmade techniques combined with a very contemporary edge.

Graeme Hawes MA RCA

Crafts Council Listing:Memberships:Selected Commissions:
Selected Teaching:

Register of national makers.
Royal College of Art
Contemporary Applied Arts
The Place Prize, sponsored by Bloomsberg
27th Annual Arts and Business Awards
Experian Directors gifts
Senior Lecturer De Montfort University
Visiting Lecturer Central Lancaster University and BuckinghamChilterns University.Joint Awards and commissionsCrafts Council Development Award Hermes, Bazel Switzerland.

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