This exhibition has a theme of Vessels. 33 artists have been selected from a large number of entries for this show. The vessel is functional and enveloping, it embodies the preservation of materials, the containment of things precious to us, it symbolises fragments of history, reflects the every day, and conversely the revered. A vessel tells a story, from where it came, and its reason for being.These 33 artists reveal their own story and their relationship with what a vessel means to them. This was a selected exhibition and launched on the 12th of December 2011.
flameworked, metalised borosilicate glass, and natural object
Layers of glass fused to create a simple curve of terracotta inspired textured glass with carved antelope and guinea fowl storybook characters. Set in a frame with the edges finished to mimic a tattered book page. Self standing. Width 30 cm, height 21 cm
Blown glass with silver leaf inclusions and hot glass lids.These precious vessels are not what they at first appear, but are a symbolic celebration of the individuality of those who have come before us.
Lauren Sharon were commissioned to create the Summer House for the St. Mary's Hospital courtyard in 2009. It has since become home to exhibitions itself; being an enclosed, clear space - a vessel - it transforms each time a new pop up exhibition is installed. This captures the imagination of staff and patients as they witness the artists creating installing the work itself. This installation used 3 foot delicate spherical balloons to fill the space. At the end of the exhibition, as they escaped they started to pop.
Cast glass with inclusions. Installation piece.
Mould blown glass using sodium silicate sand as a mould material.
Lost wax casting using clear Bullseye Glass. Facets cold worked.
lost wax cast
Story telling, capturing memories...family, time, place.....in this instance a commissioned piece by fellow glass artist Allister Malcolm to commemorate the Malcolm's first Family Holiday together!
Multiple aperture pours, recycling glass offcuts; slumped; hand worked rim
Precious silver leaf creates an everlasting golden flower within this small bowl.
Vase with HolesLead CrystalHandblown, cut and polished.
Reactive Bullseye Glass and Fine SilverDimensions: Dia. 340mm x 220mm DeepTechnique: Kilnformed, diamond-engraved and fire-polished.Year of Making: 2011"On Reserve with Artist".
yellow glass overlaid on clear lead crystal bowl, 13cm diam x 6.5cm high, blown to my design by Potter Morgan Glass. Cut, polished and wheel engraved.
Clear furnace glass blown into a hand formed blow mould and allowed to escape between the two sides of the mould to create one off pieces from the same mould.
Work designed to be viewed from all sides telling the story of waiting for someone special at the station
3.5" x 6.5" lead crystal overlay bowl made by Potter Morgan, engraved by Lesley Pyke. Sandblasted and hand engraved through outer colour layer and on the inner clear layer. Available at Lesley Pyke Limited, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8QJ. www.lesleypyke.com
8.5" x 5". This is a 3 layer cased bowl, made by Adam Aaronson and engraved by Lesley Pyke. Sandblasted and hand engraved through inner and outer colour layers. Available at Lesley Pyke Limited, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8QJ. www.lesleypyke.com
This vessel is inspired from catwalk fabrics moving with the female form to express motion....captured for a moment. A rich Renaissance design enveloped with a soft gold gossamerSheet glass and frits fused in the kiln, in a number of firings and moulded to shape
Based on the expansion and contraction of falling snow, this bowl is enamelled on both sides before slumping over a handmade ceramic mould, approx 28cm wide.
Free-blown glass using the Reticello canework technique. This piece is currently on show at London Glassblowing, 62-66 Bermondsey Street SEInside Out 3UD
H- 23cm, W- 20cmCanes enclosed in a powder colour cased solid piece with a blown bowl, all made in hot glass.
The piece is a selection of pate de verre vessels exploring Norn' Irelands obsession with the weather and how it is never the 'right' temperature.The vessels are mounted on walnut plinths and measures h14 x w66 x d9cm