Current Exhibition

ENVELOPED SENSE: GRAAL AND ARIEL TECHNIQUES

Current Exhibition

ENVELOPED SENSE: GRAAL AND ARIEL TECHNIQUES

7 glass artists that explore Graal and Ariel Techniques.

In this exhibition we are inviting artists to share the old Swedish glassblowing techniques of ariel and graal.

Graal is a type of decorative glass developed by Orrefors of Sweden in 1916. The design is carved, engraved, or etched on a parison of colored glass, which is then reheated and cased in a thick layer of transparent glass of a different color, and inflated.

In the ariel technique, a colored layer of glass is encased by a clear layer. Onto this “blank” a design is applied by sandblasting. This is then encased in clear glass and it is heated again and blown into its final form and size. While encasing colored glass that was engraved, air bubbles trapped in the recesses of the design remain.

Both techniques are part of the Swedish art glass movement.

The show was launched on the 28th April 2018.

As with all the CGS gallery shows, this will be a juried exhibition.

Please check out our resources area for guidance on photography on our ‘How To’ section. https://www.cgs.org.uk/information/104

Launched on:28th April 2018



Artist:Margaret Foster

Email:Simon Bruntnell

Description: Artist: Margaret Foster
Trapped in the glass
Photographer: Simon Bruntnell
Details: Painted graal
Three vessels, painted by Margaret Foster, blown by d.c glass art.
Angler fish, ht 21cms
Lizards, ht 19cms
Sea dragons, ht 15cms

Contact: margaretfoster@btinternet.com

Contact: margaretfoster@btinternet.com

Details: Painted graal Three vessels, painted by Margaret Foster, blown by d.c glass art. Angler fish, ht 21cms Lizards, ht 19cms Sea dragons, ht 15cms

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Artist:Vic Bamforth

Email:Vic Bamforth

Description: Artist: Vic Bamforth
'Down the Rabbit Hole'
Photographer: Vic Bamforth
Details: 15cm x 15cm
Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass.Blown sphere, cut off bubble, hand painted.
External colour imagery brush painted, internal imagery black & white sgraffito viewed through multiple 'windows', clear cased.
Whilst not traditional 'Swedish Overlay' Graal my painted pieces are an exploration & development of the technique and the whole process of this piece was such good fun and is without doubt my personal favourite (to date!) for several reasons.

Contact: www.vicbamforthglass.com/email: info@vicbamforthglass.com/Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridget

Contact: www.vicbamforthglass.com/email: info@vicbamforthglass.com/Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridget

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Maria Zulueta

Email:David Williams

Description: Artist: Maria Zulueta
Rhizome
Photographer: David Williams
This piece is a series of work that combines blowing Ariel technique with casting processes.
The work encapsulates my personal observations, reflections and imaginings of the natural environment,
where I attempt tocapture the elements and qualities of the aesthetics of nature.

Contact: www.mariazulueta.com

Contact: www.mariazulueta.com

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Gill Mannings Cox

Email:Lane End Studios

Description: Artist: Gill Mannings Cox
Summer Sea, approx 30 CMS at widest, 36 CMS high
Photographer: Lane End Studios
Details: Graal incorporating 4 overlays, plus inclusion.
Tall oval bowl. Lip turned over towards centre on both longer sides, signifying waves. Slash of white from sailing vessel mast, indicating sail.

Contact: glassmaker@gillmanningscox.co.uk

Contact: glassmaker@gillmanningscox.co.uk

Details: Graal incorporating 4 overlays, plus inclusion.

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Timothy Harris

Description: Artist: Timothy Harris
3 small cased Graal Floral Bowls
Details: Dimensions: Diameter 12cm; Height 9.5cm approx.
Contact: Isle of Wight Studio Glass: info@isleofwightstudioglass.co.uk; 01983 522339

Contact: info@isleofwightstudioglass.co.uk; 01983 522339

Details: Dimensions: Diameter 12cm; Height 9.5cm approx.

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Neil Edwards

Email:Rob Vanderplank Photography

Description: Artist: Neil Edwards
Hundred Pace Viper, 2017
Photographer: Rob Vanderplank Photography
Details: 35 x 17cm
A dual layered Graal piece depicting stylized Hundred Pace Vipers.

Contact: edington202@gmail.com

Contact: edington202@gmail.com

Details: 35 x 17cm A dual layered Graal piece depicting stylized Hundred Pace Vipers.

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:John Ford

Description: Artist: John Ford
our wildest dreams
TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Margaret Foster

Email:Simon Bruntnell

Description: Artist: Margaret Foster
Trapped in the glass
Photographer: Simon Bruntnell
Details: Painted graal
Three vessels, painted by Margaret Foster, blown by d.c glass art.
Angler fish, ht 21cms
Lizards, ht 19cms
Sea dragons, ht 15cms

Contact: margaretfoster@btinternet.com

Contact: margaretfoster@btinternet.com

Details: Painted graal Three vessels, painted by Margaret Foster, blown by d.c glass art. Angler fish, ht 21cms Lizards, ht 19cms Sea dragons, ht 15cms

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Vic Bamforth

Email:Vic Bamforth

Description: Artist: Vic Bamforth
'Down the Rabbit Hole'
Photographer: Vic Bamforth
Details: 15cm x 15cm
Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass.Blown sphere, cut off bubble, hand painted.
External colour imagery brush painted, internal imagery black & white sgraffito viewed through multiple 'windows', clear cased.
Whilst not traditional 'Swedish Overlay' Graal my painted pieces are an exploration & development of the technique and the whole process of this piece was such good fun and is without doubt my personal favourite (to date!) for several reasons.

Contact: www.vicbamforthglass.com/email: info@vicbamforthglass.com/Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridget

Contact: www.vicbamforthglass.com/email: info@vicbamforthglass.com/Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridget

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Maria Zulueta

Email:David Williams

Description: Artist: Maria Zulueta
Rhizome
Photographer: David Williams
This piece is a series of work that combines blowing Ariel technique with casting processes.
The work encapsulates my personal observations, reflections and imaginings of the natural environment,
where I attempt tocapture the elements and qualities of the aesthetics of nature.

Contact: www.mariazulueta.com

Contact: www.mariazulueta.com

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Gill Mannings Cox

Email:Lane End Studios

Description: Artist: Gill Mannings Cox
Summer Sea, approx 30 CMS at widest, 36 CMS high
Photographer: Lane End Studios
Details: Graal incorporating 4 overlays, plus inclusion.
Tall oval bowl. Lip turned over towards centre on both longer sides, signifying waves. Slash of white from sailing vessel mast, indicating sail.

Contact: glassmaker@gillmanningscox.co.uk

Contact: glassmaker@gillmanningscox.co.uk

Details: Graal incorporating 4 overlays, plus inclusion.

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Timothy Harris

Description: Artist: Timothy Harris
3 small cased Graal Floral Bowls
Details: Dimensions: Diameter 12cm; Height 9.5cm approx.
Contact: Isle of Wight Studio Glass: info@isleofwightstudioglass.co.uk; 01983 522339

Contact: info@isleofwightstudioglass.co.uk; 01983 522339

Details: Dimensions: Diameter 12cm; Height 9.5cm approx.

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:Neil Edwards

Email:Rob Vanderplank Photography

Description: Artist: Neil Edwards
Hundred Pace Viper, 2017
Photographer: Rob Vanderplank Photography
Details: 35 x 17cm
A dual layered Graal piece depicting stylized Hundred Pace Vipers.

Contact: edington202@gmail.com

Contact: edington202@gmail.com

Details: 35 x 17cm A dual layered Graal piece depicting stylized Hundred Pace Vipers.

TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

Artist:John Ford

Description: Artist: John Ford
our wildest dreams
TAKE PART IN NEXT EXHIBITION HERE

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