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Alison Lowry

Alison Lowry is a glass artist living and working in Belfast. In 2009, she graduated from the University of Ulster with a first-class honours degree in Art and Design. Since then she has won numerous awards including first place in the category, ‘Glass Art’ at the Royal Dublin Show in 2009, the Silver Medal at the Royal Ulster Arts Club’s Annual Exhibition in 2010 and the Warm Glass Prize in 2010 and 2011.

Alison exhibits both locally and internationally and her work is held in several public collections; the Arts Council of Northern Ireland recently made a second purchase for their collection.

Her work is inspired by her interest in objects and antique Irish textiles. This fascination with lace and embroidery started with some family ‘heirlooms’ - a collection of beautiful and intricate Irish white work hand made by female relatives generations ago.

She says, “These beautiful works of art were utilititarian items such as tablecloths and sheets - they must have taken years to embroider! The stories those textiles could tell, if only they could talk. Of course at the time these items were considered to be mere ‘womens' work’. Not craft, and definitely not fine art! Part of my practice tries to redress this balance by creating sculpture - ‘high art’ - out of these much misaligned fabrics.”

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Northern Ireland

Copper Moon, Belfast

Republic of Ireland

SO FIne Art, Dublin

Chimera Gallery, Mullingar


Contemporary Fine Art, London 

London Glass Blowing, London

Offering beginners workshops to specialised glass masterclasses at her purpose built glass studio in Saintfield To view the current class timetable:

Contact Details

Schoolhouse Glass
36 Comber Street
Co Down
BT24 7AZ

Tel: 07747033454