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Hi there, I'm Tanwen...

I am a proud native Welsh speaker, glass artist, learning producer, project manager, researcher and educator. 

About me

In 2002 I moved to Scotland to pursue my passion for making in glass and wire and graduated with a master's degree in Design and Applied Art Glass from Edinburgh College of Art (ECA). After exhibiting my work at the first ever British Glass Biennale in 2004 I was awarded an artist in residency at ECA, here I discovered my passion for teaching and specialised in kiln formed glass techniques.

My work can be seen in the Dan Klein and Alan Poole Associates collection at the National Museum of Scotland.  I'm now working on a new collection of work with funding from Creative Scotland Visual Arts and Craft Awards (VACMA).

Since 2019 I have sat on the advisory panel for Glasgow Life Creative Communities: Artists in Residence programme, this is a Glasgow-wide initiative, funded by Glasgow City Council and delivered by Glasgow Life, bringing artists in residence to all 23 wards of the city. 


I currently work for Craft Scotland and lead on their community engagement and education programme for learning. I'm passionate about working with makers and developing their research and community practice across Scotland. 


In 2021 I started working as Associate (Learning) for Greenspace Scotland Remembering Together Co-creating Covid Community Memorials project. This is a Scottish Government initiative, delivering memorials to each of the 32 local authorities in Scotland. 

What's next... 

In 2023 I will be starting my new role as Associate for the Arts Council of Wales. I'm very much looking forward to it. Learning and supporting the arts sector in Wales as well as developing my Welsh vocabulary in the arts. 

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