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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 a programme of activities including master classes and symposia 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. Our international conference explores 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 200 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 18 years, and in many cases objects represent a seminal point in the artist’s career, forming a fascinating record of recent 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 just completed, we have improved our facilities so more people can share the unforgettable North Lands experience.

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