Laura Birdsall: Curriculum Vitae

August 2012


2004 - 2006
The Royal College of Art
M.A. in Glass.

1990 - 1993
Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education
BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design, Specialising in Hot glass.


Awards and Commissions

Residency at Konstfack, College of Arts, Crafts and Design. Stockholm, Sweden. Funded by The Anglo-Swedish Society.

Best Newcomer’
The Bombay Sapphire Prize.

‘Best of British Industry Awards’
Commission to design and produce a trophy.

The Charlotte Fraser Prize
Awarded for best in show at the Ceramic and Glass dept. Work In Progress show, RCA.

South Square Trust Bursary


Selected Exhibitions

‘Craftsense’, Bilston Craft Gallery
Wolverhampton, West Midlands

‘British Glass Biennale’, Ruskin Mill Stourbridge, West Midlands

‘Twelfth Art Glass Festival’, Karlovy Vary,
Czech Republic

‘Contemporary Crafts’,
Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London

‘Contemporary Glass’,
Belfry Arts Centre, Norfolk

‘Present: Contemporary Craft’,
Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London

‘A Living Space’,
Contempory Applied Arts, London

‘Three Centuries of Glass’, auction
Fieldings Auctioneers, Stourbridge

‘The Affordable Art Fair’
With Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London

‘B.I.G.G: Breakthrough Ideas in Global Glass’,
Hawk Galleries, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A
July – October

‘Same Difference 09’, Houghton gallery, Corning, U.S.A. June

‘British Glass Biennale’,
Ruskin Mill, Stourbridge, West Midlands

‘Show case’, Gallerie Helene Poree, Paris, France.

‘Autumn/Winter’, Glass Inspiration, Burgdorf, Switzerland

Oisterwijk Sculpture 07’, Etienne and Van den Doel, The Netherlands

’40 Years of Glass Graduates From The Royal College Of Art’. ‘Collect ‘07’ - V&A, London, presented by Dan Klein Associates at Adrian Sassoon

‘Get Fresh’, The Devon Guild Of Craftsmen,
Bovey Tracy, Devon

Bombay Sapphire Glass Prize’, Studio 95
The Old Truman Brewery, London – Old Sofrana, Auckland, N.Z – Galerie De La Manufacture Nationale De Sevres, Paris - Milan Salone Del Mobile - Superstudio Piu, Milan, Italy

‘British Glass Biennale’,
Ruskin Mill, Stourbridge, West Midlands

‘Generation’, The Royal College of Art,

‘Discovery’, Gallery Kullo, Tallinn, Estonia
‘British Glass Biennale’,
Ruskin Mill, Stourbridge, West Midlands 


Press and publications

Three Centuries of Glass, Auction catalogue
Fieldings auctioneers, 2010

Objects of Desire, By Simon Bruntnell, 2010
Process. 50 Product designs from concept to manufacture. By Jennifer Hudson.
Laurence King Publishing Ltd. 2008 
Interior landscape vases – Laura Birdsall
p.46 - 49

Hanatsubaki. April 2007.
‘Space Hunt’. ½ page feature.
Japanese magazine featuring fashion, art and photography

Millers 20th Century Glass, by Andy McConnell Octopus Publishing. 2006.
Image p.50

Crafts Nov/Dec 2006. Issue No.203
‘At the second British Glass biennale the future looked bright’. Lesley Jackson
One of 8 selected artists.

The World of Interiors, October 2006
‘Design Unwrapped’
Image p.118.

Meeting point 1 – Tallinn, Discovery.
Exhibition catalogue 2006

British Glass Biennale,
Exhibition catalogue 2004, 2006, 2008