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“Hands have a history of their own, they have, indeed, their own civilisation, their special beauty; we concede to them the right to have their own development, their own wishes, feelings, moods and favourite occupations”

– Rainer Maria Rilke

Ainsley Francis is an Edinburgh-based artist working primarily engraved and kiln-formed glass.

info@ainsleyfrancis.com

Unit 1 Albion Road Business Centre
Edinburgh, UK 
EH7 5QZ

Upcoming Exhibitions

Colony of Artists 2017

Abbyhill Colonies, Edinburgh, UK

23rd and 24th September 2017 (upcoming)

Handmade Kew

Kew Gardens, London, UK
invited to be a part of “Curated By Dan Goode”

12th to 15th October 2017 (upcoming)

Handmade Edinburgh

The Hub, Edinburgh, UK
invited to be a part of “Curated By Dan Goode”

27th to 29th October 2017 (upcoming)

Past Exhibitions

MADELondon Canary Wharf

Canada Place, London, United Kingdom

03.2017

Handmade Edinburgh

The Hub, Edinburgh, UK
invited to be a part of “Curated By Dan Goode”

10.2016

Colony of Artists 2016

Abbyhill Colonies, Edinburgh, UK

09.2016

Gravur on Tour: Modern European Glass Engraving

Travelling exhibition:

final leg, Glasmuseum Frauenau, Germany 08.2016 to 09.2016
seventh leg, Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimaki, Finland 06.2016 to 07.2016
sixth leg, National Library, Tallinn, Estonia 04.2016 to 05.2016
fifth leg, Glass Museum, Kamenický Šenov, Czech Republic 02.2016 to 04.2016
fourth leg, Rheinbach Glasmuseum, Germany 10.2015 to 02.2016
third leg, Galerie De Aventurijn, Epe, Netherlands 08.2015 to 10.2015
second leg, Glazenhuis Museum, Lommel, Belgium 07.2015 to 08.2015
first leg, Red House Glass Cone, Stourbridge 05.2015 to 06.2015

Designer Crafts at the Mall

The Mall Gallery, London, England
as a Member of the Guild of Designer Craftsmen

01.2015

Christmas Showcase

Gallery TEN, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

12.2014

Sometimes Useful

Craft Scotland Conference, Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

9.2014

International Symposium of Engraved Glass

Sklářské Muzeum, Kamenický Šenov, Czech Republic

9.2014

Contemporary Engraved Glass

Morley Gallery, London, England

As a Craft Member of the Guild of Glass Engravers

10.2014

London Glassblowing and Graal Press

Gallery TEN, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

9.2014

Autumn Craft Collection

New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, England

8.2014

New Designers

Business Design Centre, London, England

6.2014

ECA Degree Show

Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

5.2014

Glass Exhibition

The Bank, Eye, Suffolk, England

5.2014

Ideen werden Glas

Galerie am Museum, Frauenau, Germany

4.2014

Emerge

Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA

4.2014

Gravur International

Galerie am Museum, Frauenau, Germany

7.2013

The Last Glass Show

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Canada 03.2013
Ontario Crafts Council Gallery, Canada 11.2012

Konscht am Gronn

Open Air Art Gallery, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

6.2012

Festival International Montréal en Arts

Open Air Art Gallery, St Catherines Street, Montreal, Canada

7.2010

Osmosis

Cryptic Canvas, Toronto, Canada

5.2010

Out of Hand

Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto, Canada

5.2010

Controlled Burn

Ontario Crafts Council Gallery, Toronto, Canada

3.2010

Education

2012 – 2014
MFA Glass
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

 

2007 – 2010
Diploma, Craft and Design, Glass
Sheridan College Institute of Technology
Oakville, ON, CAN

 

2002 – 2007
BA, Combined Major Political Science and Philosophy
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, CA

Workshops

2013
2013
2012
2010
2010
2006

 

Animating Light with Lienor Torre and Dr Elizabeth Presa
Glass Engraving with Katharine Coleman
Glass Engraving with Wilhelm Vernim
Glass Engraving with Jiri Harcuba
Lost Wax Kiln Casting with Irene Frolic
Introduction to Glass Blowing with Jeff Burnett

 

Pilchuck, WA, USA
West Dean, England
Frauenau, Bavaria, DEU
Istanbul, Turkey
Oakville, ON
Vancouver, BC

 

Awards

2015

2014

2014

2008

2007

 

25th Designer Crafts at the Mall Licentiate Distinction

Student Award for Innovative Use of Glass Engraving @ International Glass Engraving Symposium Kamenický Šenov, CZ

Edinburgh College of Art Purchase Prize

Betty Kantor Silent Night Award, Sheridan College, 2nd Year Glass

Betty Kantor Silent Night Award, Sheridan College, 1st Year Glass

 

Public Collections

2014
​2014

 

University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Glass Museum, Kamenický Šenov, CZ​

 

Affiliations

Since 2012

Since 2014

 

Contemporary Glass Society

Guid of Designer Craftsmen