1986 Solihull College of Technology, Art Foundation Course.
1991 West Surrey College of Art and Design, Glass BA (hons)
Martin Andrews is one of Britain’s leading glassmakers. His work is known for its high quality, attention to fine detail and innovative colour and surface treatments.
Each piece is designed, handmade and signed by Martin using the finest crystal based glass. As each item is made individually no two items are ever identical. His inspiration comes from the natural world, particularly water and organic sea forms. Using the qualities that the molten glass holds and its many transitional states of fluidity, transparency or opacity, Martin attempts to capture a moment in time.
Training at Solihull and West Surrey College of Art and Design was followed by working with Asa Brandt, in Sweden one of the pioneers of studio glass in Europe, subsequently setting up his own studio in London and now in Stourbridge.
His work has been exhibited internationally, particularly in Germany, USA, Canada and in many UK shows. He has also worked on commissions for hotels and offices, architectural projects, film and television companies, corporate awards and restoration work.
Sept 2009 Blown Glass Show, St. Joseph Galerie, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
July 2009 Solo show, Worcester City Museum, Worcestershire.
July 2009 Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxfordshire.
May 2009 Same Difference, Corning Museum of Glass, New York. USA
2008 Group Show, The Gallery Upstairs, Henley–in–Arden, Warwickshire.
2008 Group show, Frauenau Museum, Bavaria, Germany.
2008 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
2007 Invited artist, Gloucestershire Guild, Painswick. Gloucestershire.
2007 Group show, ‘1000 miles from Stourbridge’, Frauenau, Bavaria. Germany.
2007 Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxfordshire.
2007 The Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey. Devon
2006 International Glass Festival, Ruskin Glass Centre. West Midlands.
2006 Featured artist, Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.
2006 Demonstration marquee, Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxfordshire.
2006 Gallery Upstairs, Henley in Arden, Warwickshire.
2005 Montpellier Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon.
2005 Solo Show, Dartington Cider Press, Devon.