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Scotland’s centre of excellence in glass making.

Located in the wild and dramatic landscape of Caithness on the North East Coast of Scotland, North Lands Creative Glass is one of the world’s most prestigious centres for the study and development of glass as an artform, providing excellent facilities, opportunities and inspiration to artists working with glass from all over the world. We run an annual programme of activities including master classes with renowned artists, glass skills classes, artist residencies, beginner workshops and community programmes. Our ethos is to encourage and support collaboration and experimentation between artists working across different media to extend the possibilities in the creative use of glass. The North Lands international conference is exceptional, exploring expansive themes around glass, contemporary art and craft, historical and social influence and local culture in a unique Highland setting.

The North Lands Creative Glass Collection of Contemporary Glass comprises around 160 pieces by some of the world’s most highly regarded artists working with glass. The Collection has been acquired from masters and artists-in-residence over 17 years, and in many cases objects represent a seminal point in the artist’s career, forming a fascinating record of developments in contemporary glass practice.

We hold regular exhibitions in the North Lands Creative Glass Gallery, and have well equipped studio spaces to hire for individuals and groups. With new building developments on the horizon, we will be improving our facilities so more people can share the unforgettable North Lands experience.

North Lands Creative Glass is a charity. Scottish charity number SCO23805