Stained Glass by Pinkie Maclure at Birnam Arts

January 12, 2016 by Perthshire Creates

‘STAINED GLASS (but not as you know it)’ is the first solo exhibition of stained glass light boxes from Perthshire based artist Pinkie Maclure at Birnam Arts from 1st – 29th February 2016.

Self-taught artist Pinkie Maclure explores our paradoxical relationship with the natural world and our connections to the past.

Using old and new techniques, she juxtaposes medieval imagery such as extinct animals and rare wildflowers with buried plastic and heavy industry, replacing a religious message with a mischievous sense of irony.

During the slow, painstaking process of making – which involves sandblasting, filing, painting and layering of flashed glass –  she finds she can access her subconscious, creating beauty with a deep layer of meaning seducing the viewer into a darkly humorous and intriguing place.

Her work ‘Landfill Tantrum’ (pictured above) has been selected for the Pallant House Outside In UK touring exhibition ‘Radical Craft – Alternative Ways of Making’ in March.

She has been shortlisted for several art awards, including The Jerwood Makers and Fergusson Art Prize.

Pinkie’s work is featured in The Corning Museum of New York ‘New Glass Review’ and ‘Creative Glass’ by Danijela Kracun (Schiffer Publishing).

Her work can be viewed publicly following a commission by N.H.S. Lothian for  Chalmers Sexual Health Clinic in Edinburgh and she is currently working on the memorial window for the late Charles Kennedy MP as a partner in Artisan Stained Glass (Bankfoot, Perthshire)

The exhibition runs from 1st – 29th February 2016 at Birnam Arts, Station Rd, Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0DS,  with free entry open from 9am – 5pm, 01350 727674.

More information about Pinkie’s work can be found on her artist website.


‘Lament for the Seas on a Great Auk’ by Pinkie Maclure



‘Look Out’ by Pinkie Maclure