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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.
Deirdre Finnerty is a contemporary glass artist from Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland and is currently studying an MA in Glass at the Swansea School of Glass, Swansea Metropolitan University. Previous to this, she completed a BA (Hons) degree in Architectural Glass in 2011 with a first class honours at the same school. She won third prize at the ‘Games’ exhibition in association with the British Society of Master Glass Painters and hosted by the Swansea School of Glass and she has exhibited work both nationally and internationally.
Passionate about glass from a small child standing mesmerised by the colours in the stained glass windows to finding little pebbles of sea glass on the beach. My journey in working with glass started in 2009 when I happened to find a Stained Glass evening class that incorporated Fused glass. That was it - completely hooked and totally fascinated by this technique which is my art work of choice. I also work with glass in jewellery making, flameworking, copperfoiling and stained glass.