Morgan Stockton is a firm believer in acknowledging what has been achieved before, in order to create ideas that influence her practice and move her forward. Birmingham’s architectural, industrial and manufacturing heritage has informed her work both conceptually and aesthetically. 

Morgan uses steel and glass to create contemporary one-off sculptures inspired by her heritage that are characterised by a minimal and industrial aesthetic. Her work has a muted monochrome colour palette, highlighting the variations and shapes created by the steel grid structures she creates. The steel dictates the forms and surface pattern of the glass, and embodies a drawing that has “entered into space”. Steel is typically not compatible with glass; however, Morgan explores beyond the traditional preconceptions and extremities of the materials, using an experimental approach to traditional mould-blowing.

Her great great grandfather was a glassblower for Chance Brothers Glassworks, once a leading glass manufacturer and a pioneer of British glassmaking technology in Smethwick, Birmingham. Morgan is actively investigating her personal heritage within Birmingham and her grandparents' histories with the materials for which her family shares a passion. She embraces the art of historical glass craftsmanship in a contemporary, forward-thinking way that is immersed in process.

EDUCATION

2015 - 2018

DESIGN CRAFTS BA(HONS), De Montfort University

ARTIST RESIDENCIES 

2019 - 2020

AA2A - De Montfort University

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EXHIBITIONS

2020

THE FUTURE OF CRAFT, Design Nation, London. London Craft Week 2020

2019

RAW, Mint, London. London Design Festival 2019

2019

PROTOTYPES, Modern Art Hire, London. London Design Festival 2019

2019

INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE OF GLASS, Gallery L’Union de Paris, Bulgaria

2019

PORTAL, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Wales

2019

SQUARE, Libby Rak Gallery of Jewellery, Oxford

2019

NEW DESIGNERS ONE YEAR IN, Business Design Centre, London

2019

INSPIRED, London Glassblowing Gallery, London

2019

MOSAIC, Mint, London

2019

The Contemporary Glass Society February Open 2019, Online

2018

OPEN 29, Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester

2018

TRANS-FORM, Mint, London. London Design Festival 2018

2018

NEW DESIGNERS, Business Design Centre, London

2018

DMU DEGREE SHOW, The Gallery, Leicester

2018

WALKER & BROMWICH: ART LENDING LIBRRAY, The Gallery, Leicester

TALKS

2020

 TOGETHER ON WEDNESDAYS, Contemporary Class Society, Online

2019

Q&A WITH MORGAN STOCKTON & CURATOR LUCY SWIFT, Cluster Crafts, London

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CONTACT

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