This online gallery show is themed around multiples of objects.
Contrasting collections of items and glass in multiples.
a number that may be divided by another a certain number of times without a remainder.
an incongruous mixture.
40 Contemporary Glass Society Members were selected from all the submissions we received and we are delighted to launch this varied show.
Launch date of this exhibition: 31st of October..
Two shallow bowls with three "drop" vessels. Kiln-fused, powder painted, dropped over hand built suspension molds, saw-cut, slumped, belt sanded and sandblasted to achieve the thin-walled translucence and matte surfaces reminiscent of Seihakuji porcelain.
Two sets of beads with meanders of stringerwork over a reactive glass base. In the flame, stringers find their own unique direction - sometimes this way, sometimes that way. Even beads with the same design are different, and it is these differences in repeated patterns that keep the eye moving across the subtly diverse work.
Fused glass snowflakes
Bullseye Ruby pink & Gaffer Uranium green
Representational houses with a door or windows to see in or through.
4x7.5x2; 6x3x3; 6x2x2.5 cms
beach glass and found objects (collected from Great Neck Bay, LI, NY) mosaic assemblage
Based on the acanthus leaf design found on many 17th century roll top desks, and echoing the quills that would have been used
then, this collection of delicate glass represents the considered words penned and long since forgotten over time.
The composition, Eidolon Arca, is a meditative space which seeks to personify the qualities and nature of glass and convey my idealisation of the material. The narratives I have integrated into this body of work draw upon my research of concepts of deities relative to ritual and cultural phenomenon; and how these are manifested into artefacts. The primary focus of my research exploration encompassed human relationships with nature and animals. I found that deities within mythologies are often depicted as anthropomorphic or animal-like. Throughout cultural history, animals play an important symbolic role as well as being a source of food and companionship.
I have specifically chosen to work with the fox metaphor because of its historical associations with fire and its ability to endure which is relative to glassmaking enduring history and evolving over time. The fox represents devotion to glass while simultaneously reflecting qualities of the material through colour, form and durability.
The houses are made of clear glass and reflect the light from underneath. The piece is to provoke thought about what is actually underneath our houses and buildings where we live. The viewer is 'invited' to look into the depths of the multilayer base.
Size 21cm x 18cm x 12cm
These bowls are made of fused recycled bottle glass.
Like everything else feminism has been commodified and marketed...
"Cosmetics fashion and beauty commodities used to be marketed with the implicit promise that this product will make you loveable. Today these products are sold with the suggestion that this will make you powerful... Girl Power is removed from any context of girls social authority and represented solely in relationship to the development and maintenance of physical beauty".
From Youth, Gender and Generation in Contemporary Teen Girls Media. Caryn Murphy.
Like planets the appearance of glass is determined by the use of minerals and metals.
So also these small planetoids, made of flame worked soda lime glass, are as colourful as the originals.
These planetoids are produced on a Conkinect torch.
Cast glass group of Sycamore Seeds
Sandblast sun rays on 3 faces within the triple glazed unit, sandblast sun rays on orange flashed glass, fused orange and yellow pieces and clear glass bevels bonded within the unit.
Like glass in the sea’ is a triptych composition that creates a narrative between glass, light and the moving image that explores the conceptual and visual interplay between those elements and their metaphorical meaning.
Full video on: http://www.agelospapadakis.com/
Fused sheet glass and stringers, cut up and arranged in patterns, fused again, then slumped
Pate de Verre, Mixed media
each approx. H14x W23x D23cm
Cast glass, Lost wax. 6 pieces, 25cm (H) x 8cm (w) x 4cm (d)
Description: This is a detail of a large underwater panel.
I thought that my little groups of 'Cheeky Fish' angel fish and sardines answered the brief!
Kiln-formed glass, rolled up in the hot-shop and blown into vessel forms, The pieces
are hand-finished and shaped with Diamond pads to remove the surface and give a
porcelain look and feel to the surface. The work plays on the chemical reactions
brought about when various coloured glasses are heated next to each other.
Distracted Thoughts is a sculpture based on ADHD. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a biological, brain-based condition that is characterized by poor attention and distractibility and/or hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. Distractibility, forgetfulness, frustrations, restlessness, isolation, difficulty organizing self, tendency to act or blurt out before thinking, difficulty maintaining long-term relationships- these are just a few of the issues individuals with ADHD.
An incongruous motley mixture of jelly babies made from cast glass, each jelly baby is the actual size of a sweet and colours are matched to the flavours!
Each leaf is individually made with a mixture of glass painting and ceramic decal.
free blown glass,left vessel using Graal technique
Four 5 x 5 cm squares of white opal glass on which further layers of glass have been fused.
In memory of playing with walnut and leaf boats in puddles (cast glass)
These butterflies are one panel of a series of five, made for the upcoming exhibition “Origin of Life: Evolution vs.Creation” at Caisa Cultural Centre, Helsinki.
This panel illustrates Müllerian Mimicry. Fritz Müller was a contemporary of Darwin, and sent Darwin examples of different forms of a single species of Brazilian butterfly. The paler specimens mimic another species living close by. Müller’s great discovery concerned the resemblance between two or more unpalatable species which are protected from predators capable of learning, in this case birds.The potential prey uses colour to advertise how unpleasant it is to eat, and the bird learns to avoid that colour butterfly. The mimic does not actually need to be unpalatable, it just needs to resemble another species that is, and therefore it survives. Brazilian butterflies provide some extraordinary examples of mimicry and Müller believed such a system of mimicry could only come about by means of evolution by natural selection.
I studied Natural Science and evolution at University, so it was a joy to unite science and art in these exhibition pieces.
These three cast glass creations reflect the various moods of fantasy woodland creatures.
Gaetan: goat horns; 14kg clear cast glass; 26cm x 23cm x25cm
Daniel: red deer antlers; 24kg clear cast glass; 36cm x 26cm x 35cm
Jean-Baptiste: roe deer antlers; 17kg clear cast glass; 33cm x 34cm x25cm
Water-jet cut glass with screen-printed and hand-painted kiln fired enamels.
This installation plays on the name of a dish that combines seafood with meat by mapping out a coastline onto the canvas of a field of hares. The nautical map used was surveyed and engraved by John Ainslie in 1785 and covers from Berwick upon Tweed to Fife.
300 odd pieces of glass stuck together.
This is my latest collection, which investigates the contradiction of the fixity and fluidity of coral.
New Boat, made of murrinis.
40cm wide, 25cm H, and retails for 2800.
A Collection Of Reactive Glass
Three vessels using dense white and french white Bullseye Glass to utilise their reactive properties.