Colin Rennie

Colin Rennie has worked with glass as a material for sculpture since 1992. While studding at Edinburgh College of Art for a BA and MA degree he developed a love of glassblowing and cold glass working which is still a significant part of his current practice.  Alongside and complementing working as an artist, he has taught in renowned centres of glass excellence, currently at the University of Sunderland where he runs the BA Hons Programme in glass and ceramics, and also at the University of Wolverhampton and Sars Potteries, Musee atelier du Verre In France.  In that time his work has achieved recognition in major collections and competitions, including the Victoria and Albert Museum London,  Ebletoft Glass Museum Denmark,  Hsin-Chu Municipal Glass Museum, Taiwan, Ernsting Stiftung Glasmuseum Germany, and nomination for the Jerwood prize for glass. A predominant and consistent theme in the work has been the blending fields of science and religion, or of computer aided design and craft manufacture. Working in the grey areas between the poles provides an opportunity to work with hybridisation and ambiguity provoking responses that often reveal the viewers need to categorise and define.  Rennie lives and works in the Northeast of England.