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Malcolm Sutcliffe was born in England in 1954 and is married with two children.
He went to Birmingham Polytechnic to study ceramics back in 1973 and was so drawn to the glass facility there that he changed direction and studied glass full time.
After finishing the course at Birmingham Polytechnic he set up his first studio at Winyates Crafts Centre, Redditch. During this time Malcolm was also employed as a visiting lecturer at Bristol Polytechnic and Stourbridge College of Art and Technology.
He then spent a few years working at a glass studio in Cambridge before moving to Chesterfield and setting up Hothouse along with two other glassblowers, Paul Barcroft and Anthony Wassell.
From 1991 to 2001 Malcolm ran his own studio in Chesterfield with the assistance of his wife Jean.

In November 2001, after a lot of searching, Malcolm and Jean moved the glass studio to a disused bakery in the historic old town of Penryn in Cornwall.
The old bakery had been closed for over 26 years it took about 6 months to convert the bakery into a glass making studio. A huge bread oven had to be dismantled, consisting of around 10,000 bricks and 10 tons of mortar and rubble, before the job of installing all the glass making equipment could begin.

Malcolm’s glass has sold widely in the uk and overseas and is also represented in various art galleries, museums and private collections. He has now stopped selling his glass to other galleries so he can concentrate on stocking his own gallery and keeping up with putting new work for sale on this website. However he does always have work at the two Cornwall Crafts Association galleries and occasionally does an exhibition.

Malcolm is a member of the Cornwall Crafts Association and CCGG.

Malcolm has work in the following collections:

  • Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

  • Stoke Museum & Art Gallery.

  • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

  • Stafford Museum.

  • Fitzwilliam Museum.

  • Broadfield House Glass Museum, Kingswinford.

  • Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth.

  • Sir Kenneth Green Library, Manchester Metropolitan University.

  • Dan Klein & Alan J. Poole (Private Collection) @ National Museums Scotland. Edinburgh. GB.


  • Selected Exhibitions

    2015
    Summer Show: Focus on Glass at Craft in the Bay, The Makers Guild in Wales, Cardiff.

    2012
    The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester.
    Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Glos.

    2008
    Full Fathom Five, Yew Tree Gallery, Morvah, Cornwall.
    The Glass Show, St Ives Society of Artists, St Ives, Cornwall.

    2007
    The Salt Gallery, Hayle, Cornwall.

    2006
    Sculpture in Trewithan Garden
    BBC Radio Cornwall "Garden of Cornwall" Hampton Court Flower Show.
    Alexander Gallery, Brighton.

    2005
    British Contemporary Glass, Danny Katz Gallery, London.
    Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford.
    Gallery Schomberg, Colchester.

    2004
    Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.

    2003
    Inside Out, Cornwall Crafts Association, Trelissick Gallery, Truro.
    Alexander Gallery, Brighton.
    Yew Tree Gallery, Morvah, Cornwall.

    2001
    "Animal House" exhibition at The Ark, 113 North Road, Kirkburton, Nr Huddersfield, W.Yorkshire, HD8 0RL
    Sable V Fine Art Gallery, On the Square, 99 Oak Street, Wimberley, TX 78676, USA
    "Dickins on the Pipe", Old Galveston Square Bldg, 2211 The Strand, Suite 105, Galveston, TX 77550, USA

    2000
    "20 years a celebration", Mid-Cornwall Galleries, St Blazey Gate, Par, Cornwall
    "Creatures" Hugo Barclay Gallery, 7 East Street, Brighton, E.Sussex
    "Sea Breezes" Thin Dog Gallery, 2 West Market Place, Cirencester, Gloucester

    1999
    Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge.
    The Contemporary Craftsman, Monmouth.

    1998
    Aquatic Windows, Chalk Farm Gallery, London.
    Glass UK, British Contemporary Glass, National Glass Centre, Sunderland.
    Glass UK, British Contemporary Glass, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh

    1997
    Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield.
    The Lion Gallery, Leominster.
    Artisan, Edinburgh.
    The Ruskin Gallery, Sheffield.
    The Sea The Sea, Yew Tree Gallery.
    Just Glass, Fisherton Mill, Salisbury.

    1996
    Bank Gallery, Chobham, Surrey.
    The Ark, Kirkburton, Yorkshire.
    The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland.
    Christmas Exhibition, Pam Schomberg Gallery, Colchester.

    1995
    Undercurrents, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.
    Time & Tide, The Oxford Gallery, Oxford.
    Pyramid Gallery, York. Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth.

    1994
    Undercurrents, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery also touring other Galleries in the North.
    Primavera, Cambridge.
    Waterworks, Pam Schomberg Gallery, Colchester.
    Higher Street Gallery, Dartmouth, Devon.
    Summer Show, Hugo Barclay, Brighton.
    The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.

    1993
    The Glass Show, Crafts Council Gallery, London.
    Mid Pennine Arts, Burnley, Lancs.
    Nautical but Nice, UNO, Chesterfield.
    The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
    Summer Show, Hugo Barclay, Brighton.
    Terrace Gallery, Worthing.

    1992
    Festival of Contemporary Glass '92, Opus 1, London.
    Contemporary British Glass, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
    Seeds of Reality; Seeds of Hope, Yew Tree Gallery.
    Summer Show, Hugo Barclay, Brighton.
    Sun, Sea & Sand, Pyramid Gallery, York.
    Sea & Sea Life, Nottingham Castle Museum.
    Seascapes in Glass, Oxford Gallery.
    Class Glass, Portcullis, Gateshead.

    1991
    Water, Land & Sky, Isis Gallery, Knaresborough.
    Cast Down Blown Up, Opus 1, London.
    Fishy Things, Gowan Gallery, Sawbridgeworth.
    Festival of Contemporary Glass '91, Opus 1, London.
    Beside the Sea, Bluecoat Centre, Liverpool.
    Gallenti, Pinner, Middlesex.


    1990
    Leamington Hastings Galleries, Nr Coventry.
    Opus 1, London.
    Penine Glass, Turton Tower, Lancs.
    Centre for International Contemporary Arts, New York,USA.
    Isis Galerie, Knaresborough.
    Galerie Glaswerk, Berlin, Germany.
    Transparence Galerie, Brussells, Belgium.
    Hibiscus, Northampton.
    Harris Museum, Preston.
    British Glass, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead.


    1988-89
    Clear Through To The Wood, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
    Glass Age, Pilkingtons, Sevenoaks.
    Artizana, Prestbury. Staffordshire Peak Arts.
    Wolfhouse Gallery, Carnforth, Lancs. Laurimore Gallery, Boxford.
    Hibiscus, Northampton. East Midlands Craftspeople, Rufford.
    Glass Designs, Bath.


    1984-87
    Galerie L, Hamburg, Germany.
    Galerie M, Kassel, Germany.
    Galerie 17, Neumaster, Germany.
    Lorenz Galerie, Frieburg, Germany.
    Something Special Gallery, New Jersey, USA.

    1977-83
    One Man Show, Peter Dingley Gallery, Stratford upon Avon.
    Glasshouse Touring Exhibition. Centre Crafts, Coventry.
    One Man Show, Harvest, Covent Garden, London.
    Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
    Gallery 8, Totnes, Devon.
    Stafford Museum & Art Gallery.
    Katherine House Gallery, Marlborough.
    Contemporary Handblown Glass, Brunel University.
    British Artists in Glass Annual Exhibition.
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