I have been working with kiln fired glass for about 5 years and enjoy making many different things. I have made foiled light catchers and leaded panels but prefer working with fused glass. I make table and home ware and some earrings and pendants but my real love is making landscape pictures in glass using powders and glass only. I use no paints at all as I think that is more true to the art.
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.