Vicky Higginson

Vicky Higginson is an Edinburgh-based artist working mainly with hand blown and cold-worked glass.

Since graduating with a Masters in Glass from the University of Sunderland in 2011 she has exhibited work nationally, notably at the British Glass Biennale in 2012 and 2019, and Collect in 2019; and internationally in Ireland, Japan, the Czech Republic and the US. Residencies at Edinburgh College of Art and North Lands Creative have been pivotal in the development and evolution of Vicky’s work, allowing her the freedom to experiment and change approach, developing personal style and themes. She was awarded the Student Award at the 2012 British Glass Biennale, the Creative Scotland Emerging Artist Bursary in 2015, and received a scholarship to a masterclass at Corning Museum of Glass in 2018.

Japanese and Scandinavian design can be seen as influences in her early work and functional glass. More recent works have explored colour, texture and pattern, with Post-Modern forms and the incorporation of other media. Pursuing a glass career has coincided with a tumultuous time in Vicky’s life, resulting in much more personal, conceptual work, examining her own experiences and mental state.

Photo of Vicky from the shoulders up, behind her is a display of her glass sculptures on the wall
Vicky Higginson, Coping Mechanism to see things differently, 2021. Commissioned for Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open. Preview at Jerwood Space. Photo © Hydar Dewachi.