Jacqueline Clayton is Head of the Ceramics Studio at the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW and former Head of the School of Design Studies. She has a long-standing interest in contemporary glass, and was centrally involved in the establishment and administration of the glass programme at the University of Western Sydney.
Jacqueline is principal of the design and production studio 'Press to Play'. She exhibits regularly in Australia and overseas, and is active in supporting art/craft/design practice through curatorial activities and publication.
Geoffrey Edwards is Director of the Geelong Art Gallery, one of Australia's oldest and largest regional galleries. Prior to this appointment, he held Senior Curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Victoria where he was in charge of the collections of international and Australian sculpture and Melbourneâ€™s celebrated holdings of ancient, antique and modern glass. His professional affiliations, here and abroad, are extensive and include, amongst others, the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, Visions Australia, Craft Australia, Museums Australia (Victoria), the Winston Churchill Trust (he is a former Churchill Fellow), the George Baldessin Trust and advisory committees of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria).
He has chaired various grants panels for Arts Victoria. He is the author of various monographs, numerous exhibition catalogues and contributes to journals in Australia, Japan, Britain and the US.
Tina Oldknow has been the curator of modern glass at The Corning Museum of Glass since 2000 and she is responsible for all curatorial aspects of the glass collections dating from 1900 to the present. During her time at the Museum, she has reinstalled the Modern Glass and Contemporary Glass Galleries and she has curated 14 exhibitions. Oldknow has held curatorial and advisory positions at several museums, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, the Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Henry Art Gallery of the University of Washington, Seattle, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Tacoma Art Museum.
She is the author of Pilchuck: A Glass School (1996), Chihuly Persians (1996), Richard Marquis Objects (1997), Dante Marioni: Blown Glass (2000), William Morris: Animal, Artifact (with James Yood, 2000), 25 Years of New Glass Review (2005), Dan Dailey (with William Warmus and Milton Glaser, 2007), Contemporary Glass Sculptures and Panels: Selections from The Corning Museum of Glass (2008), Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) and numerous articles and essays. From 1996 to 2001 she was the editor of the Glass Art Society Journal and she currently edits the Museum's annual New Glass Review with Richard Price.
Oldknow holds a B.A. in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.A. in art history from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Andy Plummer is an Executive Director of Excel Coal Ltd. He and his wife, Deirdre, collect contemporary glass from Australia and New Zealand.