The Glass Hub is an educational centre based in South West England where students of all abilities can learn and develop the craft of glassmaking. At The Glass Hub we provide extensive glass-working facilities alongside the support of an excellent, highly qualified and experienced team of tutors to foster individual creative growth and expertise. We offer short courses, masterclasses, longer termly technique-focused classes, and studio/equipment hire.
I completed a BA Degree in Design with Surface Pattern and Glass in 2000, in 2012 I completed a Masters Degree in Design, Ceramics and Glass.
I have always been surrounded by art and a love of nature, I came to glass by accident in 1998 and have explored its properties and played with it ever since. It is this science that often leads my ideas experimenting in my studio with surfaces and textures.
I first have a sculptural approach to my art with drawings and photographs and then I choose my materials, glass is selected for its transparent, translucent or opaque qualities. Colour is secondary to the desire to create a feeling of what I am describing in glass. I like to explore form and surface using a variety of other materials combined with the glass with particular attention to the shadows that form in the surrounding environment.
The techniques I adopt for my art pieces are then also transferred to a practical collection of vessels, bowls, platters and dishes.
The heart of my creative endeavours are bound in, knowledge, truth and the joy of making.
Deborah Timperley is a glass maker whose work has evolved from glass bowls and glass jewellery into pieces which explore a concept. Her current series explores a 'Dialogue at the Threshold' using black glass and 23.5ct gold. The pieces are a combination of open casting and lost wax casting.