Email:mail@crispianheath.com

Region:North East England

Technique:Casting, Cold work, Kiln work, Leaded and stained

Occupation:Artist

Discipline:Architectural,Design,Fine art,Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Education, Exhibition

Product:Architectural

Country:United Kingdom

Crispian Heath

I have been working with Glass for 30 years. After learning the technicques, of stained glass. I established my own business making and designing panels for private residences and commercial. My desire to further explore the possibilities of glaas, promted me to enrol in a degree course at Plymouth. followed by an MA at Sunderland.This has led me to explore outher methods of working with glass, mainly casting glass in to moulds and working with more sculptural forms.

My work is inspired by landscape. I love exploring the rugged cliffs and other geological sites of Britain. It is there I am able to connect with the play of light on the natural world. My process begins when I am faced with the elements and the history of the land – the apparent as well as the unseen forces at work. The feel of the place interacts with my imagination. Glass, as a material to cast, is irresistible to me. I am inspired to design and make sculpture that interacts with light. I use the properties of transparency, refraction and reflection to create an inner world within an outer form. The process of making – from concept to realization – allows for the unexpected to take place. This can be exciting and often leads to new discoveries that inform and ensure the work is evolving. Most of my work are one-off pieces, many in private collections in the UK and abroad

CRH 278, cast glass, 34 X 16 X 6cm , own

Blue Cliff, height 83cm , own

Seeds With Wings, hieght 42 & 43cm , own

Blue Cliff, 14 X 15 X 6cm. , own

Red / Amber Cliff , Crispian Heath

CRH 257, Cast glass, 24 X 19 X 13cm , Own

Island, 9.5 X 33 X 21cm, , own

Blue Cliff, CRH 271, 31 X 14 X 7cm , own

Fallen Beech Tree , own