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I am a studio glass practitioner, originating from Northumberland. I work with both fusing, casting processes and mixed media. My practice involves participating in contemporary glass exhibitions throughout the U.K.My work sells through galleries in both England and Scotland. Commissions include private, domestic and corporate clients.
VITAL PEETERS was born in 1960.He graduated from Oxford Brookes University in Fine Art and History of Art in 1987. He started his Glass Studio in Oxford in 1990.Publication: 'Stained Glass, the art of crafts' by Vital Peeters, Autumn 1999, Crowood Press.He opens his studio for the Oxford Artweeks every year. (in May) at 538, Banbury Road, Oxford) Tel 01865 512761The artist also shows his stone sculptures in his studio garden.
A self-taught artist, I work with clay and glass, experimenting with various materials and fusing recycled glass, building sculptures with clay and glass combined, as well as designing and creating architectural stained glass on commission.
I am very much a maker in my art practice and desire to develop a unique and highly crafted process by pushing boundaries in skills and methods of the pate de verre glass casting technique. My current practice represents an innovative synthesis of concept and materials casting glass to capture intricacies in Lace’s repetition of spaces framed within the weave of the fabric. My connotation of a ‘cape collar’ in my Ranamok winning ‘Punto in aria’ series retains the original garment’s historical elegance as homage to its heirloom status. This work investigates the craftsmanship in lace making and its purpose both ornamental and functional and resulted in the unique expression of these ideas in the art work itself.
I am the winner of the 2012 Ranamok Glass Art Prize, and was the Ausglass Vicki Torr Prize for emerging Glass artists in 2009. In the last couple of years I have exhibited at Kirra Gallery Federation Square Melbourne, Glass Artist Gallery Sydney, “Collect London 2011” International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects at Sacchi Gallery London, ‘emerge 2012’ Bullseye Gallery Portland USA and the Japan Australia Exchange Sculpture exhibition at Kaede Gallery Kyoto Japan in conjunction with the Gomboc Gallery here in WA
Glass and the dance of color and light within the 3D forms inspired me to learn glassblowing. Having a back ground in traditional miniature painting and a passion for drawing, I have done a lot of experimental work in imagery on glass as well. In future, I intend to carry on working with imagery on 2D and 3D glass glass forms.