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Solven, Pauline

Pauline Solven

After graduating in 1968, I worked with blown glass until 2004. I used a method of application in which flat compositions of coloured glass powders and drawn threads were picked up from the marver and sandwiched between layers of clear glass prior to blowing. My approach was painterly and themes were frequently stimulated by nature, views of landscapes, sails seen against the sea and sky, always exploring colour and light. In 2005 I started working with the kiln, making wall panels. Imagery involved visual ambiguity - semi-abstract architectural elements, or close-ups of randomly arranged workaday artefacts in dramatic light. Since 2012 I have been working in other graphic media including photography, with a similar visual approach.

Kiln work
Fine art
Areas of Interest:
Conferences, Exhibition