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Chrissie Smith

SAFE HAVEN SAFE HAVEN Jay M. Smith
River Tutini exhibited in the stream and Bog gardens at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, 2011 River Tutini exhibited in the stream and Bog gardens at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, 2011 Chrissie Smith
The Ceriog valley was saved from flooding by Lloyd George in 1924 when he turned down the application for a water reservoir. 'Saved' was exhibited to celebrate this political achievement The Ceriog valley was saved from flooding by Lloyd George in 1924 when he turned down the application for a water reservoir. 'Saved' was exhibited to celebrate this political achievement Chrissie Smith
Garden feature wall panel with water slowly running down its front surface. The colours chosen reflected the warmth of the mediterranean climate and were chosen from a ceramic pot of sentimental value. Garden feature wall panel with water slowly running down its front surface. The colours chosen reflected the warmth of the mediterranean climate and were chosen from a ceramic pot of sentimental value. Chrissie Smith
Fused glass artist

Originally a biochemist Chrissie re-discovered the challenge of experimentation with fused glass, silver stain and enamels. During her recent studies at Glyndwr University, Chrissie used hand-cut coloured glass or sandblasted float glass to translate the similarities between water and glass. Her sculptural forms are displayed in gardens, backlit with solar LEDs.

Details about work or recent projects

In 2011 at Art in the Garden, Hillier Gardens, Romsey, Winchester, eight of Chrissie's 'River Tutini' were on display within the stream and Bog gardens. Their coloured glass echoed the structure of the surrounding ornamental leaves. These 'Tutini' sculptural forms also translate well into back lit wall lighting for the home.
May 2012 six sandblasted, float glass sculptures were sited in the BOG GARDENS at HILLIER GARDENS. The slight turquoise forms nestle in amongst azalias and hostas

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jesson.smith@ntlworld.com http://www.aquis-sculptural-glass.co.uk
Technique: Cold work, Kiln work, Painting
Occupation: Artist
Discipline: Functional, , Jewellery, , Sculptural,
Areas of Interest: Conferences, Exhibition, Publications