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Currently in the third and final year of studying BA (Hons) 3D Contemporary Craft at York College.
Interests in Glass include: Kiln work, Stained glass, Cold working, Casting, Pot melts, Slumping, Frit work and enamelling on glass,
Interests in Enamelling on copper.
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.
I work mainly in glass and ceramic which i combine in a hot state within my studio practice. Renowned for being difficult to combine, glass and ceramics are usually regarded as being incompatible due to differences in structure; through my research I have managed to combine them in a hot state to create unique sculptural artworks.
Finding subtle beauty in everyday life, Ema Kelly portrays these observations through the use of hot and cold glass techniques to create her contemporary ranges of home decor, gifts, and jewellery. The combination of her palette of colours, minimalist forms and attention to detail has given her work this attractive and distinctive style.