GLASSTORM: Contemporary Glass Studio
Brodie Nairn
NICHOLA BURNS
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Brodie Nairn

In 2002 Brodie returned to his native Highlands of Scotland after a decade of making glass in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany and United States. During this time he has worked with many of the leading glass designers/makers within Europe and the USA most notably Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg, Michael Kramer and Richard Price.

Brodie's recent work explores tension and balance. He contrasts outer surfaces with inner shapes, sensual curves with hard edges. He calls the original blown a 'pod' and, with this organic image in mind with great precision, he cuts through the glass to reveal its structure. This dissected work creates a window into another world where dancing curves and open spaces contrast and unite.

For more check out www.brodienairn.com

 

Education
International Glass Centre, Brierly Hill, England 1993 - 1995
Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland 1991 - 1992
Aberdeen College of Commerce, Aberdeen Scotland 1990 - 1991

Workshops and Courses

North Lands Creative Glass - Master Class with Richard Jolley , 2008
North Lands Creative Glass - International Conference 'Sources of Inspiration', 2008
North lands Creative Glass - Conference ‘The Skilful Hand and Eye’, 2006
North Lands Creative Glass - Dick Marquis ‘Crossing Over’, 2006
International Glass Centre - Master Class with William Gudenrath, 2006
North Lands Creative Glass - Conference ‘The Design Element’, 2005
North Lands Creative Glass - Master Class with Dante Marioni, 2001
Andrea Boreman Ceramic Studio - Ceramics, Porcelain and Slip Casting, 2001
Van Tetterode Glasindustrie - Hans Ittig “Murrini Madness”, 2000
Corning Glass Studio - James Nowak “Plasma Lighting”, 2000
Hout-en Meubilerings College - Furniture Design, 1999

Exhibitions
Vessel Gallery, London 2014
Vessel Gallery, Celebration at The Dorchester, London, 2013
Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen, Scotland 2013 (Glasstorm Works)
The Strathearn Gallery, Crief, Scotland 2013 (Glasstorm Works)
Milton Gallery, Banchory, Scotland 2013
Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen, Scotland 2012 (Glasstorm Works)
Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts, Edinburgh, Scotland 2012
Gallery Ten, Edinburgh, Scotland 2012
The Flour Store Gallery, Strathaven, Scotland 2012 (Glasstorm Works)
Timespan, Helmsdale, Scotland 2012
The Strathearn Gallery, Crief, Scotland 2012 (Glasstorm Works)
Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland 2011 (Glasstorm Range)
Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen, Scotland 2011 (Glasstorm Range)
The Panik Gallery, Killearn, Scotland 2010 (Glasstorm Range)
Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen, Scotland 2010 (Glasstorm Range)
Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland 2010 (Glasstorm Range)
Scotland Housing Expo, Hi-Arts Showcase, Inverness, 2010
Fortnum & Mason, ‘Handmade’, London, England, 2010
Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2009
Gallerytop,Matlock, Derbyshire, England, 2009 (Glasstorm Range)
Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen, Scotland, 2009 (Glasstorm Range)
SDC Gallery, London, England, 2009
Aberdona Gallery, Alloa, Scotland, 2009
Swanson Gallery, Thurso, Scotland, 2009 'Precious Cargo'
Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Inverness, Scotland 2008 'Precious Cargo - Travelling Exhibition' (Collaborative Work with N Burns)
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2008
National Glass Centre, Sunderland, England, 2008 
Ruby Orange Gallery, Biggar, Scotland, 2008
Bonhoga Gallery, Weisadle, Shetland, Scotland, 2008
Homes & Interiors 2008/Craftscotland, SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, 2008
Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen, Scotland, 2008
Design Show Liverpool, Liverpool, England, 2008
Nairn Book & Arts Festival, Nairn, Scotland, 2008
Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2008
The Strathearn Gallery, Crieff, Scotland, 2008
Timespan Heritage Centre & Gallery, Helmsdale, Scotland, 2008
Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, Northern Ireland, 2008
Cridhe na Gaidhealtachd/A Highland Showcase, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, Scotland, 2008 (Collaborative Works with N Burns)
Cridhe na Gaidhealtachd/A Highland Showcase, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2007 (Collaborative Works with N Burns)
The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2007 (Glasstorm range)
Royal Museum of Scotland, 'Gifted', Edinburgh, Scotland, 2007 (Glasstorm range)
ORIGIN - London Craft Fair, Somerset House, London, England, 2007
Scottish Glass Society Exhibition, Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie, Scotland, 2007
Cawdor Castle, Nairn, Scotland, 2007
Second Gather, Himley, England, 2007
Nairn Book & Arts Festival, Nairn, Scotland, 2007(Glasstorm range)
Six Cities Design Festival, ‘This One Feels Just Right’ Exhibit, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Inverness, Scotland, 2007
Six Cities Design Festival, ‘Home Room’ Exhibit, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Inverness, Scotland, 2007
NewcastleGateshead Art Fair 2007 - Highland Arts Exhibition Team, Newcastle, England, 2007
Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen, Scotland, 2007 (Glasstorm range)
Green Gallery, Buchlyvie, Scotland, 2007 (Glasstorm range)
Visual Arts Scotland – Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2007
The Duthchas-Legacy Exhibition, Highland 2007 Touring Exhibition, Scotland, 2007(Glasstorm Range)
In-business Centre, Inverness, Scotland, 2007(Glasstorm range)
ArtParade, Saltaire, England, 2006 (Glasstorm Range)
The Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2006 (Glasstorm Range)
The Swanson Gallery, Thurso, Scotland, 2006 (Glasstorm Range)
Form Shop, The Lighthouse - Scotland’s Centre for Architecture, Design & City, Glasgow, Scotland, 2006 (Glasstorm range)
Craftscotland, Homes & Interiors Scotland 2006, Glasgow, Scotland, 2006
Scottish Glass Society Exhibition, Collins Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, 2006
Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), Dundee, Scotland, 2006
The High Street Gallery, Kirkudbright, Scotland, 2006
2nd Gather, Himley Hall, Himley, England, 2006
The Panik Gallery, Killearn, Scotland, 2006
The Highland Open, Travelling Exhibition (Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, The Swanson Gallery, St Fergus Gallery) 2006
Ross-shire Riches, Harrods, London, 2006 (Glasstorm Range)
Tartan Week, Craft Village, Central Station, New York, 2006 (Glasstorm Range)
The Swanson Gallery, Thurso, Scotland, 2005 (Glasstorm Range)
The High Street Gallery, Kirkcudbright, Scotland, 2005
C.a.f.e (Contemporary Art Fair Edinburgh), Edinburgh, Scotland 2005 (Glasstorm Range)
Just Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2005
Timespan, Helmsedale, Scotland, 2005
Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2005
Country Living Fair, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2005
Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly, Scotland, 2003
Glass Movement NL, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2002
Braggiotti Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2002
Van Der Togt Museum, Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 2002
SupperClub, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2002
Gallerie Broft, Leerdam, The Netherlands, 2001
Galerie Yv’art, Yverdon, Switzerland, 1998
Talente 97, Munchen Kunsthalle, Munich, Germany, 1997
First Gather V,  Himley Hall, Himley, England, 1995
First Gather IV, Broadfield house Glass Museum, Kingswinford, England, 1994
Graphic Design 91, Aberdeen College of Commerce, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1991

Commissions & Projects
Valerie Peddie - Bespoke Lighting 2013
Links House at Royal Dornoch, Dornoch - Bespoke Glassware 2013
Bill & Doreen Garrett - Replica Whisky Nosing Glass 2013
Flathill Communications Group – Private Business Award –  (Collaboration with Brodie Nairn) 2013
Flathill Communications Group – Mediscience Award –  (Collaboration with Brodie Nairn) 2013
Flathill Communications Group – PLC Awards – Collaboration with Brodie Nairn) 2013
Lucy Skaer- Mount Stewart/ Production of Exhibition Works 2013
Katherine Dowson- Production of Exhibition Works for 'Bethlehem' 2013
Conan Abel- Aberdeen City Council/Creative Scotland-Production of Exhibition works 2013
Isla Chlebowska/Gray's School of Art-Production of Award/OOA Offshore Achievement Award 2013
Filth Productions Ltd-Glass Bespoke Jar/ Film Prop 2012

Rennie & Fraser Thomson-Private Commission - Glass Mobile 2012
Flathill Communications Group – Private Business Award – (Collaboration with N Burns) 2012
Flathill Communications Group – Mediscience Award – (Collaboration with N Burns) 2012
Flathill Communications Group – PLC Awards – Collaboration with N Burns) 2012
Kincardine & Deeside Arts Forum – (Collaboration with N Burns) Trophy 2012
Flathill Communications Group – Private Business Award (Collaboration with N Burns) 2011
Markus Blee Design – Loose Women Set Decoration (Collaboration with N Burns) 2011
Flathill Communications – PLC 2011 Award (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2011
Flathill Communications - Private Business Award 2011 (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2011
Markus Blee Design – Loose Women set decoration (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2011
Flathill Communications – Mediscience Award 2011 (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2011
Flathill Communications – PLC 2010 Award (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2011
Heriot Watt University – Permanent wall art (Collaboration with N Burns)- 2011
Michael & Carol Maskell- Stained Glass commission - 2011
Kincardine & Deeside Arts Forum - Trophy (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2011            
Inver House Distillers Ltd - Old Pulteney 40 year Old Bottle  Design & Prototyping - 2010
Tain Horticultural Show  - Bespoke Trophy 2010 
Big Brother TV Show, Channel 4 - Glassware Set Props - 2010

The Highland Council - Highland Business Game Award (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2010
Scottish Water/ Newhaven Communications - Glasgeau Water Design Work (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2010
Ross-shire Ladies Curling Team, Mhairi Roberston Memorial Trophy - 2010
H.I.E, Corporate Giftware (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2010
Museum of Scotland - Glass Inserts/ Pictish Stone by Barry Grove - 2010
Hugh & Susan Seright - Private Commission Rosemarkie Stone / Etched Door Panels (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2009
Purple Creative Consultancy - Etched Spirit Whisky Nosing Glass (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2009
Keith & Linda McCurrach - Private Commission  (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2009
Inverness City Partnership - Glass Public Walkway / Lombart Street, Inverness Streetscape Project (Collaboration with N Burns) -2009
The Highland Council - Highland Business Game Award (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2009
Nevis Cycles Racing Team / West Highland Wheelers – Jason MacIntyre Memorial Trophy (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2009
BBC - 'Celebrity Scissorhands' - Glassware / Set Props - 2008
Scottish Government - Ministeral /Presentation Gift (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2008
Splash Media - Eurovision Dance 2008 Trophy (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2008
Craftscotland - Homes & Interiors 2008, Prize - 2008 (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2008
Grays School of Art - Prototypes for Lauren Skene /3D Design Student - 2008
Bobby & Denise Goldstein - Private Lighting Commission (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2008
Nevis Cycles Racing Team / West Highland Wheelers - Jason MacIntyre Memorial Trophy (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2008
Sandra Murray - Private Commission  Laminated / Enamelled Table Top (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2008
Lucy Woodley - Production of Glass Forms (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2008 
Alanna Cochrane - Production of Glass Prototypes (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2008
Barry Grove - Production of Glass Works - The Waterways Trust, Forth & Clyde Canal(Collaboration with N Burns) - 2008
Ewen & Lorraine Mann - Private Lighting Commission (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2008
S.C.D.A Moray Firth - The Jane Singleton Trophy for Direction (Collaboration with N Burns - 2008
Harry Parr - Private Commission (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2007
Visual Arts Sutherland - Private Commission - Gratitude Gift/Award (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2007
David Urquhart - Private Commission - Golfing Trophy (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2007
Katy West - Production of Glass Works (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2007
Saga Arpino - Prayer Room, Church Mission Society (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2007
Tony Watson - Private Stained Glass Commission (Collaboration with N Burns)  - 2007
The Highland Council - International Business Game Awards (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2007
Six Cities Design Festival - Lighting & Glass Chair Commissions (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2007
The Oystercatcher Restaurant (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2007
Dornoch Academy - Vocational Award (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2006
Greens Restaurant/Tain Golf Club - Greens Award (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2006
Tain Community Council - Taste of Tain, Judging Panel Gifts (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2006
Denise Macdonald - Balinroich Cup (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2005
Metalwork UK - Corporate Giftware (Collaboration with N Burns) - 2005
Highland Council - Public Art Installation - 2005
Highland Council – Public Art Installation - 2004
G.A.S Conference, Amsterdam - Glass Demonstrator - 2002
Glass Installation, Nestle Headquarters (entrance), Vevey, Switzerland - 1999 (On-site Manager for Baldwin and Guggisberg)
SAP, Geneve, Switzerland - Corporate Glass Giftware (Collaboration with Nichola Burns)  - 1997

Bespoke Elite Bottles for Drink Companies
William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd - Glenfiddich Limited Edition 50 year old Bottle - Manufacture  2013
Morrison Bowmore Distillers Limited, Bowmore 50 Year Old Bottle 1964 - Design and Manufacture 2013/14
Morrison Bowmore Distillers Limited, Bowmore 1957 Bottle - Design and Manufacture 2012
William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd - Glenfiddich Limited Edition 50 year old Bottle - Manufacture  2012
William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd – Glenfiddich Limited Edition 50year old Bottle – Manufacture  2011
Morrison Bowmore Distillers Limited, Bowmore Rock Bottle -2011
Morrison Bowmore Distillers Limited, Bowmore Crest Bottle 2011
William Grant & Sons Ltd - Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve Bottle 2011
William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd – Glenfiddich Limited Edition 50year old Bottle – Manufacture - 2009/10
Morrison Bowmore Distillers Limited - I W S C Distiller of the year Trophy, Sponsored by Suntory- 2009
William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd - Prototype Colour Samples - 2008
The Glenmorangie Company - Design Consultancy  - 2006

Collections
Broadfield House Glass Museum, Stourbridge, England
Maison du Prieur, Romanmotier, Switzerland

Printed Publications
Ross-shire Journal - October 3rd 2011, Front page
Ross-shire Journal - October 14th 2011, Front page
Homes & Interiors Scotland - Nov/Dec Issue 2008 - p45
Homes & Interiors Scotland – October Issue 79
Ross-shire Journal - October 31st 2008, p.2
Ross-shire Journal - September 5th 2008, Front Page
Press & Journal - September 4th 2008, p.3
The Sunday Times/Ecosse Section - 27th July 2008, p.11
I-on Magazine #29 - May 2008, p.7 & p.78
The Press & Journal - March 17th 2008
BBC Good Homes Magazine - Feb 2008, p.4
The Herald - 16th Nov 2007
Northern Times - 9th Nov 2007
Executive Magazine - July 2007, p.12 & p.13
Exhibition catalogue - Visual Arts Scotland 2007, p.29
Scotland on Sunday/At Home Magazine  - 24th February 2007,  p.24
Tain & Dornoch Picture Post - Dec 2006 Issue No.73, p.12
Artwork - Nov/Dec 2006 Issue No. 140 - Centre Feature
Exhibition catalogue - The Scottish Glass Society 2006, p.7
The Ross-shire Journal - 16th June 2006, p.8
Home Plus Scotland - March/April 2006, p.36 & p.3
Homes and Interiors Scotland - Jan/Feb2006 Issue45, p.63 & p.64
The Northern Times - 16th December 2005, p.5
Tain & Dornoch Picture Post - Dec 2005 Issue No.61 & p.10
The Herald, Weekend Living - 19th November 2005, p.8
Ross-shire Journal - 21st October 2005, p.8
The Northern Times - 21st October 2005, p.7
Press & Journal - 17th October 2005, p.4
John O’Groats Journal - 16th September 2005, p.6
Press & Journal - 10th Sep 2005, p.9
The Northern Times – 9th September 2005, p.2
Femina No.15, 12 April 1998, p.40
Exhib.catalogue “Talente ‘97”, p.41 & p.45

Web Publications
Hi-arts March 2008- Wall works, Eden Court- http://www.hi-arts.co.uk/Default.aspx.LoclD-hianewnkj.RefLoclD-hiacg5005.Lang-EN.htm
Scottish Arts Council - Origin 2007 - http://www.scottisharts.org.uk/1/latestnews/1004854.aspx
Hi-arts,June’07 – Inchmore Gallery Opening Exhibition
Hi-arts,Jan’07 – Fonn’s Duthchas – Land and Legacy
Hi-arts,Dec’06– Created in Scotland By Hand
John O’Groats Journal,Nov’06 – Swanson gallery showcase for contemporary crafts
Craftscotland,Aug’06 – Autumn Inspirations
Hi-arts,Sep’06– Glass designer Brodie Nairn to showcase work at top Scottish design venue
Craftscotland,Sep’06 – Brodie Nairn
Craftscotland,Sep’06 – Brodie Nairn Glass
Hi-arts,May’06 – Glasstorm Launch New Website
Hi-arts,Sep’05– Point of Balance
Timespan Museum,Sep’05 – Brodie Nairn, Fin Macrae and Wendy Sutherland – Point of Balance
Craftscotland,April’05 – Scottish Craft at the County Living Fair 2005
Hi-arts,April’05 – Highland Craft Showcase at April’s Country Living Fair
Hi-arts,Dec’05 – Captivated by Glass
Hi-arts,Sep’04 – Lantern Procession
Ideasfactory Channel 4,April’04 – Hot Light
Hi-arts,Feb’04 – Don’t try this at home
 
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