Metal on Cast Glass
I found inspiration all around me. Materials, textures, and colours, which create the contrast that adorn and enrich our urban environment, influenced my glasswork. Metal and glass is my chosen medium and vocabulary. I paint or add metal onto my glass pieces to achieve a painterly colour and texture. It's material that gives substance to everything we see and touch. The exploration and experimentation of materials, techniques, and processes not only allow me to be creative but it does evoke my passion to make.
London-based glass artist Yorgos Papadopoulos’ unique treatment of glass is innovative and highly experimental. Papadopoulos’ successful commissions range from medium size to large scale works for venues such as corporate headquarters, hotel lobbies, private residences, luxury cruise liners and garden landscapes. Pioneer of a technique he developed at the Royal College of Art, Papadopoulos breaks, colours and textures sheets of industrial glass and then re-laminates them to make architectural scale artworks which appear fragile but are extremely durable.
Born in America, lived in England for over 30 years. A lifetime in the arts, visual arts in particular, lover of culture and travel. Tutor - kiln formed glass at Bucks New University 2007-present. Studio assitant - Colin Reid's Glass 2006-present. BA first class Hons in Glass, Buck. and Chilterns Univ. College 2006. Higher Dip in art/design, Amersham College 1992. BA Art/art educ./Humanities, Alma College USA 1974. Art History, Academia de Belle Artes, Perugia, Italy 1973