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Four decades of glass art celebrated

ALISON Kinnaird, who is best known in traditional music circles as the foremost player of the Scottish harp, is the subject of a new book that focuses on her achievements in another field of the arts, glass engraving.

Over the past four decades Kinnaird has built an international reputation using the ancient and increasingly rare technique of wheel engraving combined with modern technology to introduce light and colour. Her works have been on display all over the world and were the subject of an acclaimed exhibition during the Edinburgh Fringe this summer.

The book, Reflections - The Art Of Alison Kinnaird, costs £10 plus postage and packing and features more than 100 full-colour images, a complimentary DVD showing films of Kinnaird's work and harp music, an artist's essay and an introduction by James Holloway, former director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

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Billcliffe gets Waugh factor

AS of tomorrow, the windows areas of Roger Billcliffe's Gallery in Glasgow's Blythswood Street will be graced by the sculpture of Elizabeth Waugh, following her recent showing at the RGI Annual Show in the reopened McLellan Galleries. The 84-year-old, whose Facebook page is a model of interactive visual dialogue that the aspiring young artist would do well to emulate, has five works that have recently emerged from her studio at Billcliffe, including Birdwoman, Itchy Hare and Lady Godiva's Day Off, all of which live effortlessly up to their titles. All of them are, as she puts it, looking for new homes for Christmas.

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