THE diversity and range of artistic glass work in Scotland are to be highlighted in two new free exhibitions.

The events at the Trades Hall, Glasgow, are part of 40th anniversary celebrations for the Scottish Glass Society, which bring together some of the country’s most innovative artists.

On The Edge will showcase work from 18 artists, including Alison Kinnaird – one of the world’s leading glass artists and engravers. Her work is housed in public, royal and private collections throughout Europe.

In addition to On The Edge, there will also be an open exhibition by Scottish Glass Society members on the theme of celebration.

“I’m delighted that we are continuing the celebration of our 40th year with two free exhibitions at Trades Hall, Glasgow,” said society chair Catherine Lowe. “What you will see is a vibrant and diverse group of highly visual work all using glass as the primary artistic material.

“The Scottish Glass Society is a registered charity and we champion the work of Scotland-based artists. Our membership includes artists who studied here, have Scottish connections, a keen interest in glass art associated with Scotland, or who simply want to be a part of the society.”

“We are grateful to the generous support provided by Creative Scotland and a number of individual trust funds who have donated to the Scottish Glass Society’s 40th anniversary celebrations.”

The exhibitions run at the Trades Hall from September 18-25, but Lowe added that people can also enjoy them as they go on tour across Scotland from September 30 until the end of the year.