2013 Finalist

Kathryn WightmanBastia Hill, Northland, New Zealand


Sifted, stacked and sintered glass powder
100 H x 170 W x 5 D cm

Wallpaper investigates the balance between reality and fiction through decorative pattern. The repeat of hybrid retro designs is replicated in sifted glass powder. A graphic illusion of depth is replaced with the relief of sintered layers. The three-dimensional glass sculpture emerges from the surface of the wall.

Photographer: Leigh Mitchell-Anyon

All entries as Finalist


Kathryn Wightman
Putiki, Manawatu / Wanganui, New Zealand

17/8/1983 Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom


  • 2011, Ph.D. Research (Glass & Print), University of Sunderland, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
  • 2005, Master of Arts (Glass), University of Sunderland, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
  • 2004, Bachelor of Arts (Glass and Ceramics), University of Sunderland, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Last Solo Exhibition

Last Group Exhibition

  • 2014, E-merge, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon, United States

Public/Private Collections

  • Winners Collection, Ranamok Glass Prize, Australia
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • Contemporary Glass Collection, Sunderland Museum, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom


  • 2014, Recipient, Ranamok Glass Prize, Australia
  • 2014, Gold Award, E-merge, Bullseye Glass, Portland, Oregon, United States
  • 2013, Wanganui Arts Review (Highly Commended), Sarjeant Art Gallery, Wanganui, Manawatu / Wanganui, New Zealand
  • 2013, Finalist, Ranamok Glass Prize, Australia
  • 2012, 3D Award Winner, Taranaki Art Awards, Taranaki, New Zealand
  • 2011, General Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington, United States
  • 2011, Student Scholarship, Glass Art Society, Seattle, Washington, United States
  • 2007, Ph.D Research Grant, Arts & Humanities Research Council, Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom