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Thompson, Nicola

Kiln Formed Glass and Steel 2014
Pools of Light 2014
Fused Glass, kiln formed with Steel 2014
Indian Ocean 2014
Kiln Formed Glass with Steel 2014
Sea Shadow 2014
Kin Formed Glass and Steel 2014
Meditation 2 2014
Kiln Formed Glass with Steel 2014
Sea Under the Wave
30cm Glass Wave Bowl 2013
Sea The Best of Days
30cm Glass Platter 2013
Sea after the Storm
30cm Wave Glass Bowl 2013
Sea after the Storm
20cm Deep Glass Bowl 2013
Nicola Thompson
Studio Artist

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.

Details about work or recent projects

Glass and metal, water and Spirit. Water is the inspiration for the Art 2014 Collection, for its qualities of purity, vastness, movement and healing. Abstract compositions evolve through experiments within the kiln which enhance my knowledge of materials and techniques and my desire to be an inventor in the contemporary crafts world.

Warton Hall
Lodge Lane
Lytham Lancashire FY8 5RP
United Kingdom
Casting, Kiln work
Design, Functional, Sculptural
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Competitions, Exhibition, Marketing, Networking, Publications