Artistic practice-based research in creative glass, with a thematic focus on contemporary ethnicity and a material focus on innovative approaches to combining image, kilnforming and digital fabrication in glass. I am an Artistic Director, developing conferences, curating and jurying exhibitions and masterclasses with National Glass Centre, North Lands Creative Glass, Ebeltoft Glass Museum and other partners. I am also leader of National Glass Centre Research, focused on development of critical dialogues in glass art field, developing networks internationally to display, practice and encourage critical debate and writing. I am engaged in Centre for Doctoral Training with Northumbria University.
Encapsulating narratives of ethnicity in glass artworks is the focus of my creative practice-based research. Combining concepts with process, my approach blends responses to ethnic contexts with techniques for embedding the graphic image in glass. Using cultural contexts as specific sites, collaboration with cultural communities and museum collections inform artworks that are metaphorical and literal lenses through which to view culture. Techniques of glass printing, waterjet cutting and kilnforming are combined in unique ways to create glass artworks.
Panneels, Inge and Sarmiento, Jeffrey Ethno/Graphic Glass; The Liverpool Map. The International Journal of the Arts in Society. ISSN 1833-1866 (Submitted)
Sarmiento, Jeffrey (2011) Ode on a Maori Paddle: Ethno/Graphic Glass Art Practice. Discussion Paper. Museum Ethnographers Group. (In Press)
Sarmiento, Jeffrey (2009) Thick with Images. In: BeCon 2009, Jun 2009, Portland State University campus, Bullseye Glass Factory, Bullseye Gallery, Bullseye Resource Center, and various local kiln-glass studios.
Sarmiento, Jeffrey (2011) Graphic Glass: Development of creative approaches to expressions of ethnicity. Doctoral thesis, University of Sunderland.
Sarmiento, Jeffrey (2014) Muscles- shown in 'UK Glass' exhibition. [Artefact]
Panneels, Inge and Sarmiento, Jeffrey (2011) Liverpool Map (glass sculpture). [Artefact]
Panneels, Inge and Sarmiento, Jeffrey (2011) Liverpool Map glass work. [Artefact]
Sarmiento, Jeffrey and Dickson, Erin (2011) Emotional Leak (artwork). [Artefact]
Sarmiento, Jeffrey (2013) Constructions Solo exhibition. [Show/Exhibition]
Sarmiento, Jeffrey (2012) Books and Buildings Solo Exhibition. [Show/Exhibition]
Sarmiento, Jeffrey (2012) International glass prize 2012. [Show/Exhibition]
Sarmiento, Jeffrey (2011) Dual Nature: Contemporary Glass and Jewelry. [Show/Exhibition]
Sarmiento, Jeffrey (2011) Invisible Cities Group Exhibition. [Show/Exhibition]
Sarmiento, Jeffrey (2009) Ossify (Sunderland Museum Commission). [Show/Exhibition]
Sarmiento, Jeffrey (2008) Translations Solo Exhibition. [Show/Exhibition]