Mattson's Fine Art

Adam Aaronson

I am inspired by the ceaseless mutability of light on the landscape, the sky and on water. I am fascinated by horizons, the vanishing point where the land merges with the sky. Glass is the ideal medium to express this idea of continual change since its properties are inherently mutable; not only in its molten state but also in the way the play of light creates endless nuances in the finished piece.

Adam Aaronson has been at the heart of British studio glass for more than 25 years, firstly as a gallerist and subsequently as an artist in his own right , learning glass later in his career and developing self-taught methods. In 1996, Adam established his current glass blowing studio in Earl’s Court, London. Adam specializes in free blown glass. His vessels and sculptures are at once a celebration of the simplicity of pure form, and also an investigation into layering. His coloured patinas draw on painterly techniques but are predominately inspired by a love of natural landscapes and waterscapes.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013

Handmade in Britain 2013, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, UK
Ightham Mote Sculpture Garden, East Surrey Sculptors, Sevenoaks, UK
Fulham Palace Sculpture Trail, Surrey Sculpture Society, London, UK
Art in Action 2013, Waterperry, Oxford, UK
Yvonne Arnaud Art 2013, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, UK
Phyllis Court 2013, Oxford Sculptors Group, Henley-on-Thames, UK
Birtley House Sculpture Garden, Birtley House, Guildford, UK
Menuhin Sculpture Exhibition, Dorking Sculpture Group, The Menuhuin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Cobham, UK
The Colours Test, Eton Art Society, The Drawing Schools, Eton College, Eton, UK
Designer Crafts 2013, Society of Designer Craftsmen, The Mall Galleries, London, UK

2012
Heavenly Scent, Peter Layton London Glassblowing Studio, London, UK
AAF Battersea, Bowlish Gallery, Bristol, UK
Going Places The Hirsch-Lassen Gallery, Metairie, LA, USA
SOFA NY, Park Avenue Armory (Zest Gallery), USA
50 Years of Studio Glass, Kentucky Museum of Art & Crafts, Louisville, USA
Everyday Encounters, The William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow, UK

2011
SOFA Chicago, Chicago, USA (Zest Gallery)
SOFA WEST, Santa Fe, USA ('The Landscape Revisited' Zest Gallery)
Romanticism in the Urban Landscape, The Portico Gallery, Manchester, UK
AAF Bristol, Bowlish Gallery, Bristol, UK
Alchemy, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, UK
SOFA NY, Park Avenue Armory ('Master&Pupil' Zest Gallery), USA
Heavenly Scent, Peter Layton London Glassblowing Studio, London, UK
Designer Crafts 2011, Society of Designer Craftsmen, The Mall Galleries , London, UK (Gane Trust Award for excellence in Quality of Design and Craftsmanship
New Year Showcase, Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK

2010
Perceptions (Adam Aaronson, Kate Cledwyn & Sarah Drake), Lennox Gallery, London, UK
SOFA Chicago, (Jane Sauer Gallery) Chicago, USA
Scapes, Balman Gallery, Northumberland, UK
The Imaginary Landscape, New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey, UK
Origin Art Fair, Old Spitalfields Market, London, UK
Mixed Summer Exhibition, Byard Art, Cambridge, UK
Cohesion Glass Network, SDC Gallery, London, UK
SOFA Santa Fe 2010, (Jane Sauer Gallery), New Mexico, USA
Chroma, The Beetroot Tree Gallery, Derbyshire, UK
Twenty Ten, Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-Upon Tyne, UK
Glass 2010, Pyramid Gallery, York, UK
SOFA NY 2010, (Zest Gallery) New York, USA
Take Thirty, Broadfield House Glass Museum, Kingswinford, UK
Rarefind, New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey, UK Exhibition One '10, The Red Barn Gallery, Penrith, UK
Designer Crafts, Society of Designer Craftsmen, The Mall Galleries, London, UK
Heavenly Scent, Peter Layton Glassblowing Studios, London, UK

2009
Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK
Farrington Contemporary, Gibraltar, Spain
Catching the Light, Lakeland Arts Trust, Cumbria, UK
Francis Iles, Rochester, Kent, UK
Treasures Past and Present, Fulham Palace, London, UK

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011

Reflected Light, Johansfors Gallery, Broakulla, Sweden
Reflected Light, The Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton on Thames, UK

2010
The Imaginary Landscape, Zest Gallery, London, UK

2009
Strata, Zest Gallery, London, UK

2008
An Artist's Journey, Zest Gallery, London, UK

SELECTED COMMISSIONS
P&O Australia (Sculptures for the Pacific Jewel)
Salviati, Venetia, Italy (Le Quattro St agioni - Exclusive body of work)
Sackler Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (Commemorative Vases)
National Gallery, London, UK (Collection of vases to coincide with the Degas Exhibition)
SS Galaxy Luxury Cruise Liner, Celebrity Cruises (Sculptural vessels and vases)
London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE), UK (Commemorative vase)
Museum of Modern Art shop, New York, USA (Exclusive paperweight)
National Art Collections Fund, London, UK (Commemorative Vases)
Claridges Hotel, London, UK (Architectural features)
Cotswold House Hotel (Bespoke Lighting Design)
J. Sheekey Restaurant (Bespoke Lighting Design)
Buhle Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (Manet inspired Vase)
2003 & 2004 London Business Awards, London, UK (Commemorative Pieces)
Children with Aids Charity (CWAC) London, UK (Awards)
Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, UK (Bespoke ‘Reeds’ Sculptural Screen)
SS Pride of Hawaii, Norwegian Cruise Liner, Norway (Sculptures)
MS Independence of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International (Sculptures)
Miss Deaf UK, Fundraising event, London, UK British Museum Shop, London, UK (Paperweights)

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Kate Adie, London, UK
Catherine Cookson, UK
Hilary Clinton (gift from Tony Blair), USA
Dame Judi Dench, UK
Sir John Harvey Jones, UK
Anita Roddick, UK
Jill Sackler, USA
Sir Timothy Sainsbury, UK
Lady Thatcher, UK
Ivana Trump, USA
The Rt. Hon. Patricia Hewitt, London, UK
Dr Maleeha Lodhi, High Commissioner of Pakistan, Pakistan
Lionel de Rothschild, UK
Mark Holford, UK
David and Lucy Abel Smith
Katherine Coleman MBE
Sir Gulam Noon MBE
Peter and Anne Arlidge
David Khalili
Lord Janner of Braunstone QC

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow, UK
Broadfield House Glass Museum, Kingswinford, UK
St Mark’s Unitarian Church, Edinburgh, UK

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