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Biography: Allister Malcolm

Allister Malcolm
Allister Malcolm

Allister Malcolm relies on traditional glassmaking techniques to create abstract art. A UK-based artist, Malcolm draws inspiration from the glassmaking history in Stourbridge, which he has called home for more than 10 years. He is the resident glass artist based at Broadfield House Glass Museum, specializing in handmade glassware with abstract patterns and forms. In 2012, Malcolm participated in a competition for the world’s longest glassmaking demonstration, lasting 27 hours.  

During a 2015 Instructor Collaborative Residency at The Studio with Helen Millard, the artists combined Malcolm's abstract style with Millard's classical approach. Both Stourbridge-area artists, Millard and Malcolm were excited to be able to step out of their comfort zones and work together, using glass “like a canvas” to create padded cameo glass, involving multiple overlays in a variety of colors. This technique was used briefly in Stourbridge, and both artists were excited to explore its potential.