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Crystallographer Professor Brian Sutton FRS in conversation with glass artist Shelley James


What do protein biochemistry and glass blowing have in common? In this case, the answer is symmetry.

Learn how Professor Brian Sutton’s work in crystallography inspired glass artist Shelley James to produce 2D and 3D works exploring the dynamics of pattern and symmetry.

In this discussion, Sutton and James share their knowledge of tiling patterns, symmetry and quasi-symmetry.  Using these ideas which underpin their collaboration, explore the benefits and challenges of cross-disciplinary exchange.

Part of the Big Draw: Drawing science. There will also be the opportunity to experiment with tiling patterns before and after the talk.

Attending this event

  • Free
  • No tickets required
  • Doors open at 3pm
  • Seats allocated on first-come, first-served basis
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