Current Exhibition

DESTRUCTION/CONSTRUCTION

Current Exhibition

DESTRUCTION/CONSTRUCTION

We asked members if their work was smashed, flattened, crumpled or collapsed?
Or whether their work was a piece of something new by crushing traditional forms or breaking work apart?

We had a wonderful response and for the show, 30 Contemporary Glass Society Members were selected and put forward.

This show is edgey, sharp, and crisp. It shows care but also random acts of glassmaking and the sense of fluidity that glass reveals at times.

Thank you to all those that submitted work.

The show was launched on the 16th of June 2017.

Launched on:16th June 2017



Artist:Linda Scott-Cerins

Email:Peter Mehta

Description: Artist: Linda Scott-Cerins
Peace | War | Division
Photographer: photo - Peter Mehta
Details: 3D sculpture utilising Bullseye compatible glasses, mounted on block of polished white maple wood
PWD
Peace - depicted by lines (barcodes) representing social order
War - portrayed by lines in chaos, representing disorder
Division - produced by the glass work having been broken apart; division is present in both peace and war conditions.
28cm sq Bullseye stringers and Tekta glass, mounted on 23 cm sq block of polished white maple wood

Contact: 020 7280 5041 (w)

Contact: 020 7280 5041 (w)

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Artist:Evy Cohen

Email:Evy Cohen

Description: Artist: Evy Cohen
Accident: Mending - Repair
Photographer: Evy Cohen
Details: Image fused 20 x 20 cm
This piece is the result of a work that had accidently fallen
on the floor and which broke in some 100 pieces.

Quite a puzzle!
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Artist:Nancy Sutcliffe

Email:N Sutcliffe

Description: Artist: Nancy Sutcliffe
Kintsugi Dragonflies
Photographer: N Sutcliffe
Details: Lead crystal vessel, engraved, gilded, broken, mended
Kintsugi, the Japanese art of mending broken things and somehow rendering them more beautiful because of the imperfection.
It was an experiment on a broken commissioned piece. Nothing to lose!

Contact: nancy@nancysutcliffe.co.uk

Contact: nancy@nancysutcliffe.co.uk

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Artist:Carla Sealey

Email:Carla Sealey

Description: Artist: Carla Sealey
Conflict
Photographer: Carla Sealey
Details: 18cm x 7cm & 18cm x 3cm
Tack fused Bullseye glass. Assembled, in situ, in the kiln. Part of a body of work titled 'Under Construction'.

Contact: fire-to-ice@hotmail.com

Contact: fire-to-ice@hotmail.com

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Artist:Joy and Peter Cole Joia Glass

Description: Artist: Joy and Peter Cole Joia Glass
54cm tall inc the base and is as per the picture description. It was made by re-fusing pieces of a previous work which I had broken, slumping the resulting piece and mounting in the piece of sea-worn wood – with rusty nails - which I thought complemented the glass.

Joy and Peter Cole Joia Glass

info@joiaglass.co.uk

Contact: info@joiaglass.co.uk

Contact: info@joiaglass.co.uk

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Artist:Beth Tierney

Email:Shaun Tierney, See through sand

Description: Artist: Beth Tierney
Stormy Sea
Photographer: Photo by Shaun Tierney, See through sand
Details: Bullseye glass, melted, dammed and boiled. Oak stand.
Mesh melts are an amazing way to recycle glass into something new, but the challenge is in matching a brief! Apart from destructing older, less successful pieces with a hammer, this version went through several additional processes – a structured drop, melting twice, boiling and stretching to fit a dammed shape.
Result – a stormy North Sea oceanic wave.

Contact: contact@seethroughsand.uk

Contact: contact@seethroughsand.uk

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Artist:Irene Funnell

Email:Irene Funnell

Description: Artist: Irene Funnell
Rise and Fall
Photographer: Irene Funnell
Details: Triangular dish - sides 20cm
Small pieces of glass coalesce to form lacy structures;
they are suspended above each other and then slump down,
breaking apart.

Contact: irenefunnell@aol.com

Contact: irenefunnell@aol.com

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Artist:Jano Glass

Email:Jean THEBAULT

Description: Artist: Jano Glass
"Until the last drop"
Photographer: Jean THEBAULT
Details: Drop is 32 cm Hight 20 cm Diameter . The installation's dimensions are about 150 cm x 120 cm x 120 cm.
The aim of this work is to denounce the ways in which modern societies waste water, either by polluting it or simply by excessively using it. Water is fragile and the humans's hands should rather protect it."Until the last drop" is a sculptural piece which celebrate the beauty of water and its importance for life. It is linked with almost everything on our planet and we definitely need to take care of it. Water is part of a big cycle and can be seen differently depending on its environment : liquid, steam,fog, dew, snow,or even ice. Nevertheless, human societies act on this environment and pure water becomes rarer... would we waste more of it???

...until the last drop ?

Contact: jthebault@rocketmail.com

Contact: jthebault@rocketmail.com

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Artist:Cathryn Shilling

Email:Ester Segarra

Description: Artist: Cathryn Shilling
She Turned Her Back
Photographer: Ester Segarra
Details: Kiln formed glass
This piece begins with a square of fine glass rods, woven together to mimic the flexibility and movement of cloth. The sheet of woven glass is then stretched, torn, rumpled and crumpled. I do this to explore the damage that occurs as a result of ordinary use that is natural and inevitable. Damage that is natural and inevitable due to decay and the ravages of time.

Contact: www.cathrynshilling.co.uk

Contact: www.cathrynshilling.co.uk

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Artist:Sharon Korek

Email:Sharon Korek

Description: Artist: Sharon Korek
Ammonite
Photographer: Sharon Korek
Details: Cast glass, smashed/cut/reshaped and then fused
The Ammonite has been created from glass that has been previously cast from
mutltiple colours to make a slab which has then been
cut/smashed and reforned to create the ammonite
Size 40cmx 40cm

Contact: Sharon@blossomglassworks,.co.uk

Contact: Sharon@blossomglassworks,.co.uk

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Artist:Noreen Todd

Email:Noreen Todd

Description: Artist: Noreen Todd
Shoreline
Photographer: Noreen Todd
Details: Size: H: 175:W:260:D: 6mm
Collapsed vessel reconstructed as plaque/ wall mounted piece. Constructed from French Vanilla glass intermingled with various opaque and transparent blue glasses and exhibiting the chemical reactions of various glasses juxta-positioned. The piece was constructed as a flat piece, slumped into a vessel form, broken into two pieces and re-fired.
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Artist:Heather Curwen

Description: Artist: Heather Curwen
Ice Flame Vessel
Details: Shards of 3mm float glass fused and draped
This piece was created entirely from shards of smashed glass which arranged in a 2D flat form and tack fused at 795 degrees centigrade. It was subsequently draped over a metal form and fired again at 795 degrees centigrade. Firing at this temperature has resulted the creation of intriguing sculptural forms.

Contact: hjcurwenart@gmail.com

Contact: hjcurwenart@gmail.com

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Artist:Kira Phoenix K\'inan

Email:Kira Phoenix K\\\'inan

Description: Artist: Kira Phoenix K'inan
I Could Fall Apart At Any Moment, Sculpture
Photographer: Kira Phoenix K'inan
Details: Broken Float Glass, Breeze Blocks and Wood.
‘I Could Fall Apart At Any Moment’ explores the moment when everything is balanced perfectly, but like a house of cards, could come crashing down at the slightest movement. And if the work does break, what is the value of the work then? Does it still have value? Or is the value in the moment of perfect balance before the fall?

Contact: kira.kinan@network.rca.ac.uk

Contact: kira.kinan@network.rca.ac.uk

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Artist:Kate Park

Description: Artist: Kate Park
Microscopic
Deconstructed fused slabs, with a variety of smashed and fused pieces, exploring the microscopic world.

Contact: Katepark.email@gmail.com

Contact: Katepark.email@gmail.com

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Artist:XIAO,Tai

Description: Artist: XIAO,Tai
Glass Works from Shanghai China
Details: 96*23*16cm, Casting and fusing
I think there must be some Oriental roots in my subconsciousness as I grew up here. However, I don’t like to mirror or materialize them in clichéd Chinese symbols in my works. I hope my works can combine the implicative and realistic aspects into one. For example, the “BC” series was inspired by the ancient bronzes of China, so I tried to use glass and copper at the same time in my work. Another, the “Tune” series, was prompted by my enamoring of the crisp sound of glass.

Contact: taiglass@outlook.com

Contact: taiglass@outlook.com

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Artist:Annie Ross

Description: Artist: Annie Ross
Welling over
Details: Fused and slumped recycled glass
This piece came from the need to use up much of the scrap glass in the studio. The idea of flow and expansion suited the techniques and the transformative processes used. Initially the individual pieces were heavily kiln carved, but after joining them altogether and flattening them out with heat, the shape became a cascade of glass.

Contact: Annie Ross

Contact: Annie Ross

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Artist:Annie White

Email:Annie White

Description: Artist: Annie White
Drift
Photographer: Annie White
Details: Fused Float Glass with inclusions smashed pieces re-fired on to a Float sheet
43 x 25.5 cm. Originally this was a piece called Sea Wisp which was damaged whilst returning from a touring exhibition with The BSMGP

Contact: annie.white@tiscali.co.uk

Contact: annie.white@tiscali.co.uk

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Artist:Hannah Gibson

Email:Hannah Gibson

Description: Artist: Hannah Gibson
'Why don't you?'
Photographer: Hannah Gibson
Details: Each Sweet Nothing is 27 cm high, 17 cm wide
'Why don't you?' is a collection of two Sweet Nothing Figures, each made out of 100% recycled television glass

Contact: hannah@hannahgibsonglass.co.uk

Contact: hannah@hannahgibsonglass.co.uk

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Artist:Mike barrett

Email:Mike barrett

Description: Artist: Mike barrett
Repair
Photographer: Mike barrett
Details: Float glass, enamel
Inspired by Japanese Kintsugi technique for repairing ceramics with gold and an empathy for the broken

Contact: Mikepbarrett@me.com

Contact: Mikepbarrett@me.com

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Artist:Naomi Jacques

Email:Naomi Jacques

Description: Artist: Naomi Jacques
Shards
Photographer: Naomi Jacques
Details: Various grain sized glass made by breaking, smashing glass billet. SIZE: 35cm Diameter
Various grain sized glass pieces made by breaking and smashing the glass. Destruction.

All these broken pieces have been rejoined and reformed to create this delicate yet strong glass sculptural vessel. Construction.

Boken can be beautiful.

Contact: naomi@naomijacques.co.uk

Contact: naomi@naomijacques.co.uk

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Artist:Mandy Atkinson

Email:Mandy Atkinson

Description: Artist: Mandy Atkinson
Does a broken heart ever mend?
Photographer: Mandy Atkinson
Details: Multistripe glass bowl with dichroic stitches
Questioning whether an item mended ever forgets but shows all the cuts and stitches. Bit like life
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Artist:Fabrizia Bazzo

Email:F. Bazzo

Description: Artist: Fabrizia Bazzo
Camouflage
Photographer: F. Bazzo
Details: about 60cm x 20cm
The many holes and bubbles that developed during the firing of an open cast glass (one of eight attempts) made during my residency at North Lands Glass, became an interesting feature once adapted to an old rusty cylindrical object found at Forse Beach.

Contact: glass@fabriziabazzo.co.uk www.fabriziabazzo.co.uk

Contact: glass@fabriziabazzo.co.uk www.fabriziabazzo.co.uk

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Artist:Ian Chadwick

Email:Alfredo von Klupstein

Description: Artist: Ian Chadwick
Broadheath Boogie Woogie
Photographer: Alfredo von Klupstein
Details: Kiln-formed glass bowl 38cm x 38cm x 7cm
Produced from the deconstruction of pre-formed striped sheets and reconstructed on two layers to create an overlapping and interlocking abstract pattern reminiscent of a transportation map and representing a map of the makers synapses whilst creating...
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Artist:PASCALE PENFOLD

Email:PASCALE PENFOLD

Description: Artist: PASCALE PENFOLD
FOUND GUILTY
Photographer: PASCALE PENFOLD
Details: 40X40cm
Never mind what this was supposed to look like when it came out of the kiln, but what I first saw when I took it out was a religious building behind bars...

Contact: paspen@talk21.com

Contact: paspen@talk21.com

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Artist:E John Lewis

Email:E John Lewis

Description: Artist: E John Lewis
Shattered Glass
Photographer: E John Lewis
Details: Cold-pour lamination, float and toughened glass, with transparent blue pigment mixed with resin.
Contact: E John Lewis

Contact: E John Lewis

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Artist:Kuli Skidmore-Gill

Email:Simon Bruntnell

Description: Artist: Kuli Skidmore-Gill
The blending of the senses
Photographer: Simon Bruntnell
Details: 60cm x 50cm float glass Mid-Air Slump
Synaesthesia is a condition whereby one sense can be stimulated by other senses, e.g. visualising colour whilst hearing sounds. It is a neurological condition, which may help explain the complexities of the human mind. Within this work, I would like to create a colourful representation of the mind living with Synaesthesia and the signals passing through the brain : The blending of the senses. I wanted to work on a large scale and have developed my work using high temperature and gravity. I am eager to push boundaries and go beyond the limits of the material. The internal activity, delicate detail and fragility are very evident within the work.

Contact: K.Skidmore-Gill@wlv.ac.uk

Contact: K.Skidmore-Gill@wlv.ac.uk

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Artist:David Reekie

Description: Artist: David Reekie
Just a Pawn II
Details: Lost Wax Cast Glass with found object
Deconstruct a billiard table, model wax head & arms, cast head & arms, Construct new work.

“In life we are pushed and pulled, twisted and turned, and often manipulated to other people’s ends. Are we sometimes pieces in a game? Do we need to know the rules and how to break these?”

“Found objects have been an important part of my work over the years and an inspiration to modern art in the 20th century. In the Just A Pawn series, I have used reclaimed turned wood from the Victorian era to make new body forms for this work.
With the images of chess pieces in mind, I am asking the question, are we pawns in a game? Or can we recognise other people as pawns. Who is being manipulated in our society and by whom?”

Contact: david.reekie@virgin.net

Contact: david.reekie@virgin.net

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Artist:Lois Parker

Description: Wanton Act of Construction
Artist - Lois Parker
Wanton Act of Construction
Lois Parker
Made in response to the shut-down of art glass manufacturing 2016. Bullseye Tekta and powder

Contact: loisparkerglass.com

Contact: loisparkerglass.com

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Artist:Louise Truslow

Email:Louise Truslow

Description: Artist: Louise Truslow
Black Lotus Bowl
Photographer: Louise Truslow
Details: Height 7cm Diameter 19cm
Black Lotus Bowl. Created using recycled crystalline glass, crushed into frit, which was then fused into a disc. The second firing involved slumping the disc over a mould which had been formed using the underneath of a giant lotus leaf.

Photo shows the frit used in making the bowl.

Contact: art@louisetruslow.com

Contact: art@louisetruslow.com

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Artist:Dominic Fonde

Email:Stuart Rayner

Description: Artist: Dominic Fonde
Good and Bad Times (unused shot)
Photographer: Photo by Stuart Rayner
Details: Photograph of glass vase holding flowers shattering as it hits the floor after being dropped from a height of six feet.
In 2006, preparing for the second British Glass Biennale I had the idea of a short story that explored the image of a glass vase being dropped. The moment it hit the floor and shatters would be punctuation for the highs and lows of a persons life, the news of a bereavement perhaps or the birth of a grandchild. The title was Good and Bad times. As is often the way, the story of getting the image was more interesting than the short story I wrote. Not wishing to break a vase I had blown myself I bought a mass produced vase for a couple of quid at a supper market and as my photographer got ready with his camera I threw it from the top of a ladder. It bounced. Again and again and again. As a metaphor for combining strength and fragility you simply cannot do better than glass. It can be delicate as a wine glass or tough enough to stop a bullet. The subsequent images have been used over the years in reprints of that story and in talks I give on the fascinating material properties of glass We got ten or more images that day until we decided to score the vase with a glass cutter. That finally persuaded it to break. Still there are unused images. This is one of them.

Contact: dominicfondeglass@gmail.com

Contact: dominicfondeglass@gmail.com

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Artist:Linda Scott-Cerins

Email:Peter Mehta

Description: Artist: Linda Scott-Cerins
Peace | War | Division
Photographer: photo - Peter Mehta
Details: 3D sculpture utilising Bullseye compatible glasses, mounted on block of polished white maple wood
PWD
Peace - depicted by lines (barcodes) representing social order
War - portrayed by lines in chaos, representing disorder
Division - produced by the glass work having been broken apart; division is present in both peace and war conditions.
28cm sq Bullseye stringers and Tekta glass, mounted on 23 cm sq block of polished white maple wood

Contact: 020 7280 5041 (w)

Contact: 020 7280 5041 (w)

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Artist:Evy Cohen

Email:Evy Cohen

Description: Artist: Evy Cohen
Accident: Mending - Repair
Photographer: Evy Cohen
Details: Image fused 20 x 20 cm
This piece is the result of a work that had accidently fallen
on the floor and which broke in some 100 pieces.

Quite a puzzle!
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Artist:Nancy Sutcliffe

Email:N Sutcliffe

Description: Artist: Nancy Sutcliffe
Kintsugi Dragonflies
Photographer: N Sutcliffe
Details: Lead crystal vessel, engraved, gilded, broken, mended
Kintsugi, the Japanese art of mending broken things and somehow rendering them more beautiful because of the imperfection.
It was an experiment on a broken commissioned piece. Nothing to lose!

Contact: nancy@nancysutcliffe.co.uk

Contact: nancy@nancysutcliffe.co.uk

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Artist:Carla Sealey

Email:Carla Sealey

Description: Artist: Carla Sealey
Conflict
Photographer: Carla Sealey
Details: 18cm x 7cm & 18cm x 3cm
Tack fused Bullseye glass. Assembled, in situ, in the kiln. Part of a body of work titled 'Under Construction'.

Contact: fire-to-ice@hotmail.com

Contact: fire-to-ice@hotmail.com

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Artist:Joy and Peter Cole Joia Glass

Description: Artist: Joy and Peter Cole Joia Glass
54cm tall inc the base and is as per the picture description. It was made by re-fusing pieces of a previous work which I had broken, slumping the resulting piece and mounting in the piece of sea-worn wood – with rusty nails - which I thought complemented the glass.

Joy and Peter Cole Joia Glass

info@joiaglass.co.uk

Contact: info@joiaglass.co.uk

Contact: info@joiaglass.co.uk

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Artist:Beth Tierney

Email:Shaun Tierney, See through sand

Description: Artist: Beth Tierney
Stormy Sea
Photographer: Photo by Shaun Tierney, See through sand
Details: Bullseye glass, melted, dammed and boiled. Oak stand.
Mesh melts are an amazing way to recycle glass into something new, but the challenge is in matching a brief! Apart from destructing older, less successful pieces with a hammer, this version went through several additional processes – a structured drop, melting twice, boiling and stretching to fit a dammed shape.
Result – a stormy North Sea oceanic wave.

Contact: contact@seethroughsand.uk

Contact: contact@seethroughsand.uk

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Artist:Irene Funnell

Email:Irene Funnell

Description: Artist: Irene Funnell
Rise and Fall
Photographer: Irene Funnell
Details: Triangular dish - sides 20cm
Small pieces of glass coalesce to form lacy structures;
they are suspended above each other and then slump down,
breaking apart.

Contact: irenefunnell@aol.com

Contact: irenefunnell@aol.com

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Artist:Jano Glass

Email:Jean THEBAULT

Description: Artist: Jano Glass
"Until the last drop"
Photographer: Jean THEBAULT
Details: Drop is 32 cm Hight 20 cm Diameter . The installation's dimensions are about 150 cm x 120 cm x 120 cm.
The aim of this work is to denounce the ways in which modern societies waste water, either by polluting it or simply by excessively using it. Water is fragile and the humans's hands should rather protect it."Until the last drop" is a sculptural piece which celebrate the beauty of water and its importance for life. It is linked with almost everything on our planet and we definitely need to take care of it. Water is part of a big cycle and can be seen differently depending on its environment : liquid, steam,fog, dew, snow,or even ice. Nevertheless, human societies act on this environment and pure water becomes rarer... would we waste more of it???

...until the last drop ?

Contact: jthebault@rocketmail.com

Contact: jthebault@rocketmail.com

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Artist:Cathryn Shilling

Email:Ester Segarra

Description: Artist: Cathryn Shilling
She Turned Her Back
Photographer: Ester Segarra
Details: Kiln formed glass
This piece begins with a square of fine glass rods, woven together to mimic the flexibility and movement of cloth. The sheet of woven glass is then stretched, torn, rumpled and crumpled. I do this to explore the damage that occurs as a result of ordinary use that is natural and inevitable. Damage that is natural and inevitable due to decay and the ravages of time.

Contact: www.cathrynshilling.co.uk

Contact: www.cathrynshilling.co.uk

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Artist:Sharon Korek

Email:Sharon Korek

Description: Artist: Sharon Korek
Ammonite
Photographer: Sharon Korek
Details: Cast glass, smashed/cut/reshaped and then fused
The Ammonite has been created from glass that has been previously cast from
mutltiple colours to make a slab which has then been
cut/smashed and reforned to create the ammonite
Size 40cmx 40cm

Contact: Sharon@blossomglassworks,.co.uk

Contact: Sharon@blossomglassworks,.co.uk

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Artist:Noreen Todd

Email:Noreen Todd

Description: Artist: Noreen Todd
Shoreline
Photographer: Noreen Todd
Details: Size: H: 175:W:260:D: 6mm
Collapsed vessel reconstructed as plaque/ wall mounted piece. Constructed from French Vanilla glass intermingled with various opaque and transparent blue glasses and exhibiting the chemical reactions of various glasses juxta-positioned. The piece was constructed as a flat piece, slumped into a vessel form, broken into two pieces and re-fired.
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Artist:Heather Curwen

Description: Artist: Heather Curwen
Ice Flame Vessel
Details: Shards of 3mm float glass fused and draped
This piece was created entirely from shards of smashed glass which arranged in a 2D flat form and tack fused at 795 degrees centigrade. It was subsequently draped over a metal form and fired again at 795 degrees centigrade. Firing at this temperature has resulted the creation of intriguing sculptural forms.

Contact: hjcurwenart@gmail.com

Contact: hjcurwenart@gmail.com

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Artist:Kira Phoenix K\'inan

Email:Kira Phoenix K\\\'inan

Description: Artist: Kira Phoenix K'inan
I Could Fall Apart At Any Moment, Sculpture
Photographer: Kira Phoenix K'inan
Details: Broken Float Glass, Breeze Blocks and Wood.
‘I Could Fall Apart At Any Moment’ explores the moment when everything is balanced perfectly, but like a house of cards, could come crashing down at the slightest movement. And if the work does break, what is the value of the work then? Does it still have value? Or is the value in the moment of perfect balance before the fall?

Contact: kira.kinan@network.rca.ac.uk

Contact: kira.kinan@network.rca.ac.uk

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Artist:Kate Park

Description: Artist: Kate Park
Microscopic
Deconstructed fused slabs, with a variety of smashed and fused pieces, exploring the microscopic world.

Contact: Katepark.email@gmail.com

Contact: Katepark.email@gmail.com

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Artist:XIAO,Tai

Description: Artist: XIAO,Tai
Glass Works from Shanghai China
Details: 96*23*16cm, Casting and fusing
I think there must be some Oriental roots in my subconsciousness as I grew up here. However, I don’t like to mirror or materialize them in clichéd Chinese symbols in my works. I hope my works can combine the implicative and realistic aspects into one. For example, the “BC” series was inspired by the ancient bronzes of China, so I tried to use glass and copper at the same time in my work. Another, the “Tune” series, was prompted by my enamoring of the crisp sound of glass.

Contact: taiglass@outlook.com

Contact: taiglass@outlook.com

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Artist:Annie Ross

Description: Artist: Annie Ross
Welling over
Details: Fused and slumped recycled glass
This piece came from the need to use up much of the scrap glass in the studio. The idea of flow and expansion suited the techniques and the transformative processes used. Initially the individual pieces were heavily kiln carved, but after joining them altogether and flattening them out with heat, the shape became a cascade of glass.

Contact: Annie Ross

Contact: Annie Ross

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Artist:Annie White

Email:Annie White

Description: Artist: Annie White
Drift
Photographer: Annie White
Details: Fused Float Glass with inclusions smashed pieces re-fired on to a Float sheet
43 x 25.5 cm. Originally this was a piece called Sea Wisp which was damaged whilst returning from a touring exhibition with The BSMGP

Contact: annie.white@tiscali.co.uk

Contact: annie.white@tiscali.co.uk

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Artist:Hannah Gibson

Email:Hannah Gibson

Description: Artist: Hannah Gibson
'Why don't you?'
Photographer: Hannah Gibson
Details: Each Sweet Nothing is 27 cm high, 17 cm wide
'Why don't you?' is a collection of two Sweet Nothing Figures, each made out of 100% recycled television glass

Contact: hannah@hannahgibsonglass.co.uk

Contact: hannah@hannahgibsonglass.co.uk

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Artist:Mike barrett

Email:Mike barrett

Description: Artist: Mike barrett
Repair
Photographer: Mike barrett
Details: Float glass, enamel
Inspired by Japanese Kintsugi technique for repairing ceramics with gold and an empathy for the broken

Contact: Mikepbarrett@me.com

Contact: Mikepbarrett@me.com

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Artist:Naomi Jacques

Email:Naomi Jacques

Description: Artist: Naomi Jacques
Shards
Photographer: Naomi Jacques
Details: Various grain sized glass made by breaking, smashing glass billet. SIZE: 35cm Diameter
Various grain sized glass pieces made by breaking and smashing the glass. Destruction.

All these broken pieces have been rejoined and reformed to create this delicate yet strong glass sculptural vessel. Construction.

Boken can be beautiful.

Contact: naomi@naomijacques.co.uk

Contact: naomi@naomijacques.co.uk

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Artist:Mandy Atkinson

Email:Mandy Atkinson

Description: Artist: Mandy Atkinson
Does a broken heart ever mend?
Photographer: Mandy Atkinson
Details: Multistripe glass bowl with dichroic stitches
Questioning whether an item mended ever forgets but shows all the cuts and stitches. Bit like life
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Artist:Fabrizia Bazzo

Email:F. Bazzo

Description: Artist: Fabrizia Bazzo
Camouflage
Photographer: F. Bazzo
Details: about 60cm x 20cm
The many holes and bubbles that developed during the firing of an open cast glass (one of eight attempts) made during my residency at North Lands Glass, became an interesting feature once adapted to an old rusty cylindrical object found at Forse Beach.

Contact: glass@fabriziabazzo.co.uk www.fabriziabazzo.co.uk

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Artist:Ian Chadwick

Email:Alfredo von Klupstein

Description: Artist: Ian Chadwick
Broadheath Boogie Woogie
Photographer: Alfredo von Klupstein
Details: Kiln-formed glass bowl 38cm x 38cm x 7cm
Produced from the deconstruction of pre-formed striped sheets and reconstructed on two layers to create an overlapping and interlocking abstract pattern reminiscent of a transportation map and representing a map of the makers synapses whilst creating...
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Artist:PASCALE PENFOLD

Email:PASCALE PENFOLD

Description: Artist: PASCALE PENFOLD
FOUND GUILTY
Photographer: PASCALE PENFOLD
Details: 40X40cm
Never mind what this was supposed to look like when it came out of the kiln, but what I first saw when I took it out was a religious building behind bars...

Contact: paspen@talk21.com

Contact: paspen@talk21.com

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Artist:E John Lewis

Email:E John Lewis

Description: Artist: E John Lewis
Shattered Glass
Photographer: E John Lewis
Details: Cold-pour lamination, float and toughened glass, with transparent blue pigment mixed with resin.
Contact: E John Lewis

Contact: E John Lewis

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Artist:Kuli Skidmore-Gill

Email:Simon Bruntnell

Description: Artist: Kuli Skidmore-Gill
The blending of the senses
Photographer: Simon Bruntnell
Details: 60cm x 50cm float glass Mid-Air Slump
Synaesthesia is a condition whereby one sense can be stimulated by other senses, e.g. visualising colour whilst hearing sounds. It is a neurological condition, which may help explain the complexities of the human mind. Within this work, I would like to create a colourful representation of the mind living with Synaesthesia and the signals passing through the brain : The blending of the senses. I wanted to work on a large scale and have developed my work using high temperature and gravity. I am eager to push boundaries and go beyond the limits of the material. The internal activity, delicate detail and fragility are very evident within the work.

Contact: K.Skidmore-Gill@wlv.ac.uk

Contact: K.Skidmore-Gill@wlv.ac.uk

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Artist:David Reekie

Description: Artist: David Reekie
Just a Pawn II
Details: Lost Wax Cast Glass with found object
Deconstruct a billiard table, model wax head & arms, cast head & arms, Construct new work.

“In life we are pushed and pulled, twisted and turned, and often manipulated to other people’s ends. Are we sometimes pieces in a game? Do we need to know the rules and how to break these?”

“Found objects have been an important part of my work over the years and an inspiration to modern art in the 20th century. In the Just A Pawn series, I have used reclaimed turned wood from the Victorian era to make new body forms for this work.
With the images of chess pieces in mind, I am asking the question, are we pawns in a game? Or can we recognise other people as pawns. Who is being manipulated in our society and by whom?”

Contact: david.reekie@virgin.net

Contact: david.reekie@virgin.net

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Artist:Lois Parker

Description: Wanton Act of Construction
Artist - Lois Parker
Wanton Act of Construction
Lois Parker
Made in response to the shut-down of art glass manufacturing 2016. Bullseye Tekta and powder

Contact: loisparkerglass.com

Contact: loisparkerglass.com

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Artist:Louise Truslow

Email:Louise Truslow

Description: Artist: Louise Truslow
Black Lotus Bowl
Photographer: Louise Truslow
Details: Height 7cm Diameter 19cm
Black Lotus Bowl. Created using recycled crystalline glass, crushed into frit, which was then fused into a disc. The second firing involved slumping the disc over a mould which had been formed using the underneath of a giant lotus leaf.

Photo shows the frit used in making the bowl.

Contact: art@louisetruslow.com

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Artist:Dominic Fonde

Email:Stuart Rayner

Description: Artist: Dominic Fonde
Good and Bad Times (unused shot)
Photographer: Photo by Stuart Rayner
Details: Photograph of glass vase holding flowers shattering as it hits the floor after being dropped from a height of six feet.
In 2006, preparing for the second British Glass Biennale I had the idea of a short story that explored the image of a glass vase being dropped. The moment it hit the floor and shatters would be punctuation for the highs and lows of a persons life, the news of a bereavement perhaps or the birth of a grandchild. The title was Good and Bad times. As is often the way, the story of getting the image was more interesting than the short story I wrote. Not wishing to break a vase I had blown myself I bought a mass produced vase for a couple of quid at a supper market and as my photographer got ready with his camera I threw it from the top of a ladder. It bounced. Again and again and again. As a metaphor for combining strength and fragility you simply cannot do better than glass. It can be delicate as a wine glass or tough enough to stop a bullet. The subsequent images have been used over the years in reprints of that story and in talks I give on the fascinating material properties of glass We got ten or more images that day until we decided to score the vase with a glass cutter. That finally persuaded it to break. Still there are unused images. This is one of them.

Contact: dominicfondeglass@gmail.com

Contact: dominicfondeglass@gmail.com

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