Jade Tapson is a glass artist who is based in her studio at National Glass Centre.
Jade’s artistic practice is an evolving exploration into the process of screen printing with glass powders, influenced by her interest in pattern and how it can combine aesthetic impact with cultural identity. Combining screen printing with the aerial technique, Jade creates intricate designs in which patterns can transform through the controlled entrapment of air within the glass.
Jade studied at the University of Sunderland’s National Glass Centre graduating with a BA in Glass and Ceramics in 2014 and an MA in Glass in 2016. Since then, Jade has been awarded Second Prize in the CGS New Graduate Review 2016 and featured in the British Glass Biennale 2017 where she was awarded the Glass Sellers’ Student Prize as well as Craft & Design Magazine’s Highly Commended Award. In 2018, Jade featured inConcorso-35, Milan, and Bullseye’s prestigiousEmerge/Evolve 2018 and two international competitions for emerging artists in glass. In addition to developing her own artistic practice, Jade also teaches screen printing courses as a private tutor.