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Macpherson, Charlie

Leaf Form
Photography by Steve Dodd
Silver Leaf Series (i)
Photography by Steve Dodd
Silver Leaf Series (ii)
Photography by Steve Dodd
Dizzy Spiral Bowl
Photography by Steve Dodd
Dizzy Spiral Vase
Photography by Steve Dodd
Offering
Photography by Steve Dodd
Spikes
Photography by Steve Dodd
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Charlie Macpherson

Charlie Macpherson creates unique pieces of hand blown contemporary glass. His approach balances the simplicity of his forms with more complicated use of line and pattern.
He incorporates cane techniques in the blowing process, which are enhanced by polishing to highlight areas of interest. "I enjoy designing work that invites the viewer to look more closely at the intricate details, seeing more than at first glance."
Working with blown glass is a very hands-on experience, and the challenge has always been to make work that uses the natural qualities of light, colour and transparency, creating pieces that are both stimulating and aesthetic.
Charlie exhibits internationally and has pieces in both private and public collections. As well as winning awards for his work, he has completed commissions for a number of major organisations.

Details about work or recent projects

He incorporates cane techniques in the blowing process, which are enhanced by polishing to highlight areas of interest. He enjoys designing work that invites the viewer to look more closely at the intricate details, seeing more than at first glance.

The Engine Shed, The Dorset Centre of the Creative Arts
Middle Farm Way, Poundbury
Poundbury DT1 3AR
United Kingdom
Phone: 01305 561491
Technique:
Cold work, Hot glass, Kiln work
Occupation:
Artist, Educator
Discipline:
Architectural, Decorative, Design
Areas of Interest:
Competitions, Conferences, Education