Bowled Over - 48 Beautiful bowls
New show bowls us over with precious vessels
Iridescence, sweets, sunsets and koi carp – these are just some of the surprising inspirations behind 48 stunning glass vessels, now on show in a virtual exhibition.
The work in the Contemporary Glass Society’s Bowled Over online show is an exquisite example of how individual artists bring their unique creativity to a simple form – in this case, a series of bowls, platters and dishes. The 48 works, selected by the jury from a huge number of entries, also reflect the fascinating range of techniques used by today’s skilled glassmakers.
Many of the works are for sale and the artists can be contacted through the Contemporary Glass Society’s member directory at www.cgs.org.uk/members
The exhibition leads into the Contemporary Glass Society’s Glass Skills 2013 – a whole year of exhibitions to celebrate the glassmaker’s art.
This show was launched on December 4th 2012
The deep and shallow sculptured textures and marks of the bowl emphasise the play of light and shadow in the clear glass.
The ridge suggests an oval shape and gives the bowl an organic feel.
Irridised fused glass with doily pattern
Delicate, frosty form inspired by frosty walks in the sun.
A Bullseye glass vessel made using Bob Leatherbarrows crackle technique and Amanda Simmons drop out technique.
Kiln-formed and slumped glass with glass enamels
Blown glass plate with coloured trail detail.
Kilncarved Bullseye glass, slumped. 300mm x 200mm
Kiln formed, core-cast Bullseye glass, lost wax technique, ground & polished
The bowl measures 185mm in diameter
fused float glass with silver leaf and copper inclusions. 27 cm diameter
Simple but beautiful strip method bowl. Cold worked polished rim.
A fused glass trinket plate, featuring a pair of Moon-Gazing Hares silhouetted against a Full Moon partially obscured by clouds .
Sketched in chalk on a sandblasted base, topped with clear glass, then fused and slumped into an un-footed shallow trinket dish.
Measures approx. 19cm diameter.
The myth of the Moon gazing hare reflects ancient beliefs.
Pagans believe that seeing a moon gazing hare brings growth, rebirth, abundance, new beginnings and good fortune.
The hare is known to be sacred to the goddess Eostre.
Series of bowls inspired by mapping.
Multi layered fused, slumped and cold worked shallow bowl.
In this piece I have tried to show the patters which light makes on water and its reflection
on the surface below.
The vessel requires 4 firings with cold working of the glass between each firing.
Fused sheet glass and powder, dropped. Cold worked edge, sandblasted exterior. Set on spalted beech wood stand by Pete Sinclair. 12.5 cm H x 7.5 cm W
Dichroic and clear glass Drop Out made in September 2012.
A fused, kiln formed moth orchid flower bowl in 2mm opaque and transparent glasses with flame worked detail.
Each bowl is approx 16cm diameter, made in bullseye glass. The surface is a glass "lace" made from frits and tack fused before the bowl is slumped.
Handwritten poems by the artist fused with frits and metal inclusions
Kiln- formed. 26 cm diameter x 8cmm high
Fused and slumped iridised glass
A beautiful clear glass bowl, due to its curved sides ideal for serving salad.
Dandelions hand painted on several layers of bullseye glass to give a three dimensional effect.
Techniques used Recycled glass from previous work, redesigned and manipulated into new work!
Blown and Cast glass Powder Puff bowl, with a 22 carat Gold plated Silver Ring. The Powder Puff Bowl contains integrated 'hidden' jewellery, the handle forms part of a necklace along with a 22
carat Gold Plated Silver Choker, which is stored in the bowl and a ring which screws into the underneath of the cast lid. The piece celebrates
the essence of the dressing table, the high Altar to Femininity.
Fused and slumped turquoise frit bowl with hand painted fish and dichroic glass accents.
H. 12.5 c’m, Dia. 14 c’m
FUSING, ROLL UP
hot shaped glass
Lost Wax Glass Casting.
height 19 cm; width: 10,7 cm, wide: 14cm
centrifuged in a sand mould, 17cm high and 35cm dimeter
Four colour cup cased cameo. Two colour overlay inside vessel plus 23ct gold leaf layer. Two colour overlay ‘cup’ cased.
Haeckel Diatom Light Blue II_18cm diam x 9cm h
Bowl of Promises
Artist: Richard Morrell
Materials: Spin-cast glass, machined stainless steel, gold leaf.
Size: 28cms dia.
Large Koi Bowl
Filigree glass bowl made from a recycled white wine bottle, 30cm diam. 10cm deep.
The piece is four bowls inside each other in decenting size. On the polished lip of each bowl is a poem I wrote about being in a visitor in an unknown land, The smallest bowl is lip face down (which represents me), and the poem is engraved on this bowl backwards, so that you can read it on the mirror below.
Small Norsk Crystal bowl deeply drill engraved all around the outer surface
Round fused glass fish bowl - 34cm diameter
The fish are painted on the glass by hand, each carefully formed by placing tiny bits of glass in varying colours, one on top of the other. This is then fused, repainted and fused again before a final firing to create the shape.
Fused glass picked up hot, cased and blown. 15 cm diameter