Austyn Finnegan is glass student from Northern Ireland. He is a recent B.A. Hons Graduate of Glass Sculpture and Architectural Glass at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland.
He decided to pursue the medium of glass in 2009 when researching Andy Goldsworthy’s Ice sculptures for a 3D project, and in seeing this wanted to create his own works but in a permanent form. Glass making was sourced as a medium in whiich to translate this and he has been passonate about this way of making ever since.
His work is influenced by natural, human interaction and emotion and how it shapes the world around us. The reasons he likes to work with glass is because of the versatile properties of the material. It seems to be able to capture ephemeral and fleeting aspects that he tries to highlight in his conceptual thinking.
My work is influenced by natural and how human interaction and emotion has shaped the world around us today. The reasons I like to work with glass is because of the magical and versatile properties of the material. It seems to be able to capture ephemeral and fleeting aspects I try to highlight in my conceptual thinking.