IRVINE’S Scottish Maritime Museum has opened a new exhibition showcasing glass artwork.

The exhibition, titled “Clear Creations: Maritime Inspired Glass Art” combines two of the museum’s key themes of the year – the endangered craft of scientific glassblowing and the plastic pollution of oceans.

Through the exhibition, City of Glasgow College students on the only HNC Art Glass course in Scotland, show a range of new works inspired by the Scottish Maritime Museum’s national maritime heritage collection and current exhibition Glass Ships in Bottles by Ayako Tani.

The student exhibition also draws on the museum’s recent exhibitions and events highlighting plastic pollution in the oceans held as part of the COP26 Climate Fringe.

Nicola Scott, Exhibitions and Events Officer at the Scottish Maritime Museum, said: “We are delighted to host this exhibition by City of Glasgow College Glass Art students.

"Glass is a fascinating material to work with and Scotland’s maritime history offers a wealth of inspiration.

“This wonderful exhibition of student work is a skilful and creative complement to Dr Ayako Tani’s collection and the demonstrations and talks we held this year to help highlight the endangered and beautiful craft of scientific glass blowing.”

Clear Creations: Maritime Inspired Glass Art is on display in the Linthouse Machine Pits and is included in museum admission.

The Museum is currently offering a discount of 50 per cent on online tickets as part of the VisitScotland Days Out Campaign, and up to three children also get free entry with each adult admission.

The Glasgow College Glass Art students is now open at the Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine harbourside.

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