EXPLORING LIGHT AND CLARITY
EXPLORING LIGHT AND CLARITY
“Exploring Light and Clarity”
We invited CGS member glass artists to submit a piece of work that reflects an intuitive use or concern for light, or clarity within the glass. We were looking for work that involves light, captures light and transforms or harnesses light.
Light is the brightness that lets us see things. Light comes from sources such as the sun, moon, lamps, energy and fire.
Light is the existing agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible.
Light illuminates, refracts, dims, changes, sparkles and moves.
25 glass artists, CGS members, were selected from a number of entries.
The exhibition was launched on 30th Sept 2018
Thank you to all those that entered work and took part.
Launched on:30th September 2018
Dimensions 9inches length 6 inches wide. 2 to 2 1/2 inches depth.
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Photographer: AC Cooper
Details: 32 x 15cm
Cast glass, polished and glued
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Photographer: kiana Ghassami
I was inspired by Islamic geometric patterns in mosques
and also how the light emphasizes on volumes of architectural
details called"muqarnas" then I incorporated these details with the
fluidity of waves and this process led to the creation of this piece.
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Photographer: David Mola
Details: Low iron fused glass and basalt stone.
Opacity is the measure of impenetrability to electromagnetic or other kinds of radiation, especially visible light
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Photographer: Teresa Chlapowski
Details: Sandcast glass, copper, granite. 49 x 28 x 10 cm
Without light, this alchemic medium cannot fulfill its potential. For this work, the central shadow figure needed to be polished to allow the light to come through and to give it transparency, making the figure both ‘invisible’ yet omnipresent. Light gives this sculpture an extra dimension and depth, allowing the viewer to immerse themselves in all its layers and from all angles (the sides are also polished).
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Memory Vessel - Tears of joy
Photographer: Priska Jacobs
Details: Lost-wax-core-casting, 16 x 26 x 26 cm
The thick cast glass reflects the light from below in the thinnest Areas on top, the Hands.
Photographer: Naomi Jacques
Details: Sculptural glass
Taking inspiration from life, both in physical forms and from emotional reactions Naomi endeavours to show how both collide and create something so fragile and somehow so strong.
Combining Kiln formed glass processes with emotional reactions she expresses strengths and vulnerabilities seen through her personal life that she hopes will relate with others in similar circumstances. A process-based glass artist who thrives on pushing the boundaries of conventional processes through challenging them and adapting to suit her needs.
Jacques has developed her own way of working to create the delicate yet strong sculptural vessels she calls this process frit fusion, a process that has taken her time and patience to develop. Specialising in advanced kiln-formed glass techniques – her unique way of working creates individual delicate sculptural pieces.
Light refracting and reflecting gives her work the appearance of diamonds and crystal.
Materialise a nugget of true individual emotion.
Photographer: Gordon Bell
Details: 17cm x 17cm x 10cm. waterjet cut glass, acid etching and sandblasting
"together" is from a series which explores shadows and light within the piece achieved through layering and spacing the glass together.
Details: Cast glass 24 X 19 X 13cm
Wedge form with curved face. Utilizing light & transparency to reflect and distort the textured surface.
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Photographer: Ester Segarra
An ethereal glow comes from within a sandblasted glass box. A fragile opaque white glass structure is contained inside this box, bulging out of apertures on the sides a view into and through the piece is created.
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Artist:Helen Slater Stokes
Photographer: Ester Segarra
Details: Cast glass and digital decal: 335mm diameter x 130mm deep
This series of work, developed as part of my on-going PhD research, explores optical perception.
Here reverse perspective within the cast glass, starts to challenge our understanding of traditional mathematical perspective. Internal forms appear to come towards the viewer, but at the same time allow the observer to look around them, emphasising this strange virtual space within.
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Details: Fused float glass with Metal Inclusion, 23 cm high, 20 cm wide, 6 cm deep
The light source highlights the passage with woman entering to the other side. The door symbolizes the passage between two worlds, two states, between known and unknown, light and darkness. We often do not know what lies behind the door, so they lead to a secret.
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These very simple simple friendship balls were designed for and made to support a UK cancer Charity- ChemoHero.
Following a need for people to give something meaningful as a gift to someone, these were created.
The production of these, also provides the chance to support an important charity, through creativity and colour.
Hang them and catch the light, or a rainbow...
They transfer light into a room, in moving patterns.
Light and waves and the ocean, and memories of summers and holidays.
Supporting charity at https://folksy.com/shops/NicolaSchellanderGlass
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Frayed tulip vase
Photographer: Photograph - Peter Mehta
Details: Bullseye sheet glass and stringers
The colour of the blue stringers is refracted to the outer edge of the vessel. The clarity of shape and form is due to the inclusion of the blue stringers
Creative photography gives a transformed and abstracted projection, which was achieved by suspending the piece and shooting strong light through it, coupled with the use of a reflective surface. That imagery reinforces the frayed textile look of the tulip vase
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Photographer: Simon Bruntnell
Details: Ht: 16cms, dia: 22.5cms
Bowl engraved by Margaret Foster with triangular forms inside and out, plus some applied colour.
The addition of light brings this glass to life - creating shadows which interlace and change as it is turned.
Bowl blown by Jill Devine.
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Artist:Alison Jardine Glass
A drop in the ocean
Photographer: Alison Jardine
This piece represents the moment a drop of water hits the ocean. I wanted to explore the effect that light or the lack of light has on the colours of the sea at different depths. I used colour and different glass making techniques to represent the droplet, the disturbed surface of the water and the deep blue sea where shards of light pierce the almost opaque darkness.
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Photographer: Claudiu Ionescu
Details: blown glass, 38,5x33x16 cm
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Something soft, that breaks
Photographer: Andres Ramirez
Details: 23 x 17 x 7 cm
Blown glass water lens, giclee print, blown and slumped glass on board
To make my photographic works I blow optical objects, then photograph the effect of light on and through them. In this case a water lens is blown and the reflection of the studio is photographed in it. I then blow a sphere and collapse it in the kiln, attaching the two together, allowing the light reflections from one plane to affect the other.
This work is part of a series called 'something soft, that breaks'. I have taken the phrase from an essay by the media theorist Thomas Keenan. He quotes Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, 'but soft, what light through yonder window breaks' to highlight the moment a transparent surface is broken by light spilling in. He also uses this to think of a glass surface as invisible until the point of reflection. I love that both glass and light are something soft that breaks.
Photographer: Anne Zorner
Details: 11in bowl
Combining frit, powder and 3mm glass to develop interplay between form colour and transparency.
Translating positive and negative space in reflection to create a whole image that is
then bent into useful form whilst being inspired by natural form.
The Three muses
Photographer: photographer Mike Coles
Details: Sand cast glass on slate blocks
For me cast glass is all about manipulating light . In this piece I have contrasted the different surfaces, looking into and onto the surface of the piece. Using clear glass I have incorporated bubbles the bodies that represent the life forces of the muses.
Chartreuse with Edge
Photographer: Photography by Simon Bruntnell
Details: Elegant, gently upturned platter 30cm x 20cm, using the shimmering quality of transparent glass.
This is in essence a simple design using colour combinations and transparency for full effect.
Beautiful transparent chartreuse glass edged with 'tapestry' technique strips including chartreuse, greens & yellows.
This piece allows a lot of refracted and transmitted light through to the underlying surface. And, of course, as its 'shiny' glass, also refected light.
Email:Photography Jon Amos
Photographer: Photography Jon Amos
Details: Sculpture 41 x 22cms
Cast gaffer glass in four colours, coldworked and sandblasted. These colours really absorb
the light and give the piece an energy hence the title.
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Red Light Green Light
Photographer: Teddy Devereux
Details: Fused glass casting, 15 cm x 16 cm x 4 cm
This piece is about glass chemistry, light and transformation. A simple abstract shape was cast and then captured as an organic form. Like a chameleon, it changes color when illuminated with different light wavelengths.
The glass used was Bullseye light rhubarb shift glass. After casting and cold working the abstract form, it was slumped into clear glass as a block casting. The 8” x 8” block, shown in LED light, was placed on a mirror for the dual image, and the reflected image was illuminated with fluorescent light.
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