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Design led glass maker, Michelle Keeling, offers a unique range of contemporary kiln formed products. Producing distinctive sculptural and functional interior accessories, jewellery and wall panels, Michelle's work can be seen in exhibitions and galleries throughout the country. She is also available to work to commission, and has undertaken various corporate, public art and residential commissions.
Catherine Keenan’s fascination with hot glass began while studying at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, graduating in 2006. At the International Glass Centre, West Midlands she specialised in glass blowing techniques of colour application and refined cold working processes; in particular carved lens patterns. Her work is mainly concerned with processes of colour overlay, cup-casing and cane techniques.
Using hot glass techniques combined with silver work, award-winning Ema Kelly takes inspiration from her surroundings, the outdoors, and even the glass itself, to create her contemporary ranges of home ware and jewellery. Her designs illustrate the tactile fluidity of the material, combining vibrant colours within minimalist forms.
My studio work is based on the handcrafted sensitivity of glassmaking inspired by organic and naturally repeating forms. I work mainly in the mediums of glass and ceramics. Minimal amounts of cutting are used working with the simplicity of the form to create a soft sensitive aesthetic.
I'm a newcomer to working in glass and tend to use the medium almost as a painter might. I love experimenting with different colour combinations and shapes. Although most of my current work is 2 dimensional I am increasingly interested in glass casting and I am turning now more to sculptural forms. As I explore the different ways of using glass I will post more images on here.