Gayle is a practising artist, educator and researcher. Having exhibited nationally and internationally, Gayle has work in the permanent collections of the V&A, Musee de Vianne, Glazenhuis and Ebeltoft Museum of Glass amongst others. Previously, Gayle has worked in the Gallery Education Department at the Crafts Council; she has also been an artist in residence at Bullseye Glass in the USA. Examples of her work can be found in many glass publications.
Previously, Gayle was a Senior Lecturer on the BA Hons Contemporary Craft course at Falmouth University and formerly an External Examiner at De Montfort University. She has a BA in 3D Design: Glass and an MA in Creative Practice: Fine Art.
Gayle has worked in a wide variety of kiln-formed glass techniques for over twenty years. She recently presented a paper at the Ireland Glass Biennale 2020 and ‘S-O-T Body Repairs: Narrative Pursuits’ was published in Arts Journal in 2019. Previously, Gayle was engaged in collaborative research with Tavs Jorgensen, investigating Rapid Tooling for glass casting moulds combined with digital technologies. She is the co-author of papers presented at the GAS conference in Chicago 2014, ‘Making Futures’ conference in Plymouth, UK (2013), and ‘Towards a New Ceramic Future’, research presentation at V&A, UK (2012). She is a member of the international Glass Virus think tank.
Gayle is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Rapid Tooling, 3D printing for glass casting, digital crafts.
30 Nov 2016 Presentation Made@EU, Using 3D Digital Tools for Making, symposium, Plymouth College of Art
5 Nov 2016 Contemporary Glass Society, S-0-T Body Repairs presentation, Plymouth College of Art
March 2015 Material Matters mini conference, Skype presentation for Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada
Jan 2015 Glass Art Society journal, Glass Mould Innovation Through Collaborative Research
Sept 2014 Glass in Science and Conservation (Glassac 14) International Conference in Durham, ‘Research into 3D Printed Glass Investment Casting Moulds’
July 2014 Making Futures Volume III Interfaces Between Craft Knowledge and Design: New Opportunities for Social Innovation & Sustainability ISSN 2042-1664. Available here.
July 2014 Design Journal vol 17, issue 3 PP455-472, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2014, New Approaches in Glass Investment Casting - Creative Practitioners Researching and Innovating in the Field of Digital Fabrication’, Matthias GE and Jorgensen T
March 2014 Glass Mould Innovation Through Collaborative Research, GAS Conference, Chicago, Matthias GE and Jorgensen T
Sept 2013 ‘Making Futures’ conference at Plymouth College of Art. ‘Reflections on a collaborative research project in digital moulding for glass casting and artistic interpretations’ Matthias GE and Jorgensen T
April 2013 Crafting the Future’, the 10th European Academy of Design (EAD), Gothenburg. ‘New Approaches in Glass Investment Casting - Creative Practitioners Researching and Innovating in the Field of Digital Fabrication’, Matthias GE and Jorgensen T
Jan 2012 ‘Towards a New Ceramic Future’, research presentation, ‘Combining Ready-mades with Digital Printing’, V & A, Matthias GE and Jorgensen T.
2016 Redruth, Inland Arts Festival, The Future Project 21-23 October
2016 Truro, SOT Body Repairs, solo exhibition, The Old Bakery
2016 Bornholm, European Glass Context 2016, Gronbechs Gard, Denmark
2016 Stourbridge, ‘The Heat is On’, The Whitehouse Cone Glass Museum
2015 Stourbridge, British Glass Biennale 2015
2015 Lommel, International Glass Prize 2015, Glazenhuis, Belgium
2014 Zwiesel, The International Glass Art Exhibition 2014, Waldmuseum, Germany
2014 Feock, All Makers Now, pop up exhibition, Trelissick House, Cornwall
2013 Plymouth, Autonomatic at Making Futures, Mount Edgcumbe
2013 Sheffield, Glass exhibition, Cupola Gallery
2012 London, Past and Present, The Glass Gallery, London Glassblowing Workshop
2011 London, ‘Melt’ exhibition, The Glass Gallery, London Glassblowing Workshop
2010 Stourbridge. British Glass Biennale 10 included catalogue ISBN 978-0-9547573-3-5
2008 Stourbridge, British Glass Biennale 08 included catalogue ISBN 978-0-9547573-2-8
2007 London, Glass Sellers Engraved Award 2007, The Glass Art Gallery
2007 Hayle, Gayle Matthias at The Salt Gallery
2003 Canterbury, ‘Doctor Faustus’, The Gallery in the Friars
2002 London, The Creative Council
2001 London, Fusion Gallery
2000 London, Sub Urban Glass, Gloucester Road Underground Station
2000 Paris, Luniverre Galerie, France
1999 Shanghai, ‘New Glass Economy’, Shanghai Public Library, China included catalogue ISBN 0 9536057 0 1
1999 Sunderland, ‘Casting and Installing’, National Glass Centre
1998 Sunderland, ‘Glass UK, British Contemporary Glass’, National Glass Centre included catalogue ISBN 0 9533317 0 9
1996-7 Bratislava, Prague, London, “British Contemporary Glass’
1996 Newent, ‘New Glass’, Cowdy Gallery
1996 Dublin, ‘New Light’, Soloman Gallery, Ireland
1996 Vianne, Galerie et Musee de Vianne, France
1995 Zurich, Sanske Galerie, Switzerland
1994 London, ‘Gayle Matthias’ at Jeanette Hayhurst Gallery
1993 Paris, two joint exhibitions at the Galerie D’Amon, France
1993 Bremen, ‘Gayle Matthias’ at the Glas Galerie Borgward, Germany
1993 London, ‘The Glass Show’, touring exhibition, Crafts Council Gallery included in catalogue ISBN 1 870145 11 9
1992 Liverpool, ‘Reflections in Glass’, Bluecoat Centre
1991 Hamburg, Museum fur Kunst und Handwerk, Gallery L, Germany
1991 Brussels, ‘Masks in Glass’, Transparence Gallery, Belgium
1991 Nottingham, ‘British Kiln-formed Glass’, Angel Row Gallery, included catalogue ISBN 0 900943 28 9
1990 Berlin, ‘British Glass Artists in Berlin’, Galerie Glas Werks, Germany
1990 Kanazawa, International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa ’90, Japan included in catalogue
1990 Utrecht, ‘Vrouwen Vormen Glass’, Dowes Dekker Gallery, Netherlands
1987 London, ‘British Artists in Glass’, Harvey Nichols