Ned Cantrell

Graduated with honours from the Surrey Institute of Art & Design (University College) – presently, the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Farnham, the UK, 1997.

During and after his studies he worked at Hadeland Glassworks, Norway, where he produced Santas for 2 summers in a row. Subsequently he went to Sweden to work for Richard Rackham in Båstad and in the late 90s he moved to Denmark to work with Finn Lynggaard. He worked for Tobias Møhl, Ebeltoft, Denmark, and at various other places in Germany, Norway and Sweden. Since 2004, he has had his own workshop – Nyholm Cantrell Glass – in Aarhus, Denmark, with his wife Karen Nyholm, whom he met at the Glass and Ceramics School on Bornholm, Denmark.

He has participated in individual and group exhibitions in Denmark, Germany, France, Japan, Norway, USA, and UK, including: Ashes to Ashes, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Virginia Beach, USA, 2009; the International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2010, Kanazawa, Japan; Obstruction!, the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, 2007; The Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass 2014, Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, Germany.

His works are presented in the collections of the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft and the Centre europeen de recherches et formation aux arts verriers, Cerfav, Vannes-le-Châtel, France.He was awarded the Kunsthåndværkerprisen af 1879 (Danish Craft Award of 1879, presented by the Queen), a silver medal, in 2011.

Glassblowing fills a huge amount of his time. He enjoys working on the house and garden in summer. He expects he has a few more Star Wars toys than most people.