Region:North West England

Technique:Flame working, Hot glass, Kiln work

Occupation:Artist, Educator

Discipline:Decorative, Design, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Education, Exhibition, Publications

Product:Commission, Sculptural, Sculpture




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Kirsteen Aubrey

I enjoy collaborative practice and the opportunity to questions materials, practice and skills, working with other designers and artists to explore the innovative agency of glass. These include collaboration between glass and crochet as part of ‘Pairings’, featured at Contemporary Applied Arts, 2012. I later collaborated with textile artist Alice Kettle, using lampwork to create an installation for VAS:T at the Royal Scottish Academy with further iterations installed at Winchester and Cardiff. My own glass practice continues alongside the collaborations, and recently featured in the National Glass Centre retrospective, celebrating its 21st anniversary with 60 glass makers.

Currently, my glass explores ‘Ways of Seeing’, creating handblown glass optic lenses that challenge perspective and ways of encountering the world. The results were showcased in Radical Responses as part of IASDR (International Association of Societies of Design Research) (2019) and feature in Virtual Milan Design Festival 2020. My film, featured at ‘Glass, Meet the Future’ , highlights the nature and opportunities of Collaborative Practice (https://northlandscreative.co.uk/2020/07/01/about-gmtf-2020/).

Blue pods , Roger Wilson

Landscape , Roger Wilson

Crocheted glass- collaboration with Jane McFadyen , Tony Richards

Crocheted glass- collaboration with Jane McFadyen , Tony Richards

Studies on time , Kirsteen Aubrey

Studies on time , Kirsteen Aubrey

Crystal garden series , Tony Richards

Looking within , Roger Wilson

Loking Within series (detail) , Roger Wilson