Current Exhibition

GLASS NOW

Current Exhibition

GLASS NOW

GLASS NOW launched on the 17th January 2022, is the first online exhibition for 2022 and is part of the launch of the Contemporary Glass Society’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

The 50 Contemporary Glass Society artists featured in GLASS NOW are the personal choice of CGS Trustee Nicola Schellander together with Linda Banks, the Editor of Glass Networks Digital.

We wanted to feature artists whose work has fascinated and inspired us and who we feel make a statement about glass today; this is why we have invited these artists to take part.

We have not been able to include all members, as CGS has over 1000 artists! But we have put together a selection that we hope provides you with a representative overview of the techniques, variety of inspiration and excellence in the medium of glass.

Alongside this, we also wished to give you an overview of our worldwide reach as an organisation with a selection of international artists we are lucky to have in CGS as well as U.K. based.

Although all our CGS Trustees are practicing artists themselves, we have left them out of this show, to give you a more universal spectrum of CGS Member Glass Artists.

We hope that this exhibition will inspire you!

Launched on:17th January 2022



Temptation of lies III
Updraft Murmuration , Jin Kai Yuan, Shanghai
Peony Platter Midnight
Mental balance
Hands

Artist:Katherine Huskie

Email:huskieglass@yahoo.com

Title:Cassito

Description: Cassito, has been designed with huskies passion for adding textures to blown forms. Traditionally Huskie adds the texture to the outside, however, with this series she has changed the perception of decorating a form by adding it to the inside of the vessel. Allowing the usually hidden pattern to be seen and drawing the viewer in to see where the actual textures are.

Contact: Katherine Huskie

Details: Blown glass with bit work application

Price: £2000

Photo Credit: Simon Bruntnell

Dimension: 22cm x 21cm

Shop: www.huskieglass.co.uk

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Artist:Frans Wesselman

Email:franswesselman@gmail.com

Description: Having trained as an art teacher in the Netherlands, I have worked as a painter and print maker in Britain for many years, I am a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Around the millennium I saw the “Prisoners of Conscience” window in Salisbury Cathedral, which started me off on stained glass. I now live in Worcester and still make etchings and wood cuts as well as stained glass. I make small stained glass panels to hang in front of windows which are for sale at galleries.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/wesselman-frans/

Details: Princess and frog , Frans Wesselman

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/wesselman-frans/

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Artist:Katharine Coleman MBE

Email:katharine@katharinecoleman.co.uk

Title:Hong Kong Dreaming

Description: Katharine Coleman (b. Sutton Coldfield, W Midlands 1949) was taught point, drill and copper wheel engraving on glass by Peter Dreiser at Morley College, Lambeth from 1984-7.
She was awarded an MBE for services to glass engraving in 2009.
Two themes have long interested her – the illusion of a smaller vessel apparently suspended inside a larger one, the effect of both reflection and refraction of an engraved outer surface onto the inside surface of a thick walled clear glass vessel; also the sculptural beauty of simple natural objects, particularly the humble ones found in everyday life. Katharine is greatly influenced by the rigour and refinement of Japanese design and Japanese respect for natural, ordinary objects as aesthetically pleasing.Katharine’s work requires close collaboration with glassblowers Potter Morgan Glass. She engraves on clear lead crystal forms, which have been overlaid with a thin layer of coloured glass, blown to her design.The reflection of the engraving on the outside of the vessel is seen as a miniature inner vessel, although there is nothing but clear glass there. The optical properties of glass fascinate her and provide a rich world for the artist.
The Chinese dragon has lost the pearl of wisdom from his mouth and is out of control as he flies over the apartment blocks and boatfuls of people crowing into the island.

Contact: https://katharinecoleman.co.uk/home.htm

Details: “Hong Kong Dreaming” is a bowl of dark blue glass overlaid on clear lead crystal, blown to my design by Potter Morgan Glass, cut, polished and wheel and drill engraved 2019

Photo Credit: Scottish Gallery.

Dimension: H21cm x D19cm.

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Artist:Hoseok Youn

Email:younthy516@naver.com

Title:BEAST

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Artist:Scott Benefield

Email:isolaglass@gmail.com

Title: Vetro Mosaico

Description: Benefield’s current work reflects his passion for mid century Italian glass design. Italian understanding of the material has resulted in a myriad of sophisticated glass making techniques which exploit glass’ fluidity, fragility and transparency. Benefield takes these exquisite skills, decorations and forms as a starting point but pushes further by intentionally disrupting the rhythm and order of pattern to create unique, tension filled pieces that question our ideas about perfection and control.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/benefield-scott/

Details: Benefield lives and works in Northern Ireland. The collection uses sheet glass that has been fused into murrine and blown out using only a glory hole (without a furnace).

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/benefield-scott/

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Artist:Brett Manley

Email:info@brettmanley.co.uk

Title:Blue Glassscape

Description: I work in many forms, sizes and techniques, reached to create the ideas that my collections, travel, nature, architecture and photography inspire in me.
My glass work combines fusing and slumping, lost wax casting, core casting, cold work, inclusions, painting and gilding, one off moulds, hand cut stencils, sandblast, applied colour, inlay, surface decoration, frit work, engraving and pate de verre. From jewellery to installations. I continue learning to compliment my work and teaching.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/brett-manley/

Details: 28 tonnes of recycled tumbled safe blue glass

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/brett-manley/

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Artist:Maria Zulueta

Email:formzulueta@hotmail.com

Title:Shadow Memories

Description: The work ‘Shadow Memories’ examines the concepts of change and transformation in nature, capturing the qualities and aesthetics from the biology of plants that surround them. Focusing on the environment and ecological concerns influence a methodology throughout the work and making process, in this case, with the challenges casting thin long twisted piece.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/zulueta-maria/

Details: Cast glass

Photo Credit: Dawid Williams

Dimension: 76 L x 15 W x 18 H cm

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/zulueta-maria/

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Artist:Patrick Roth

Email:redpat76@gmail.com

Title:xeno

Description: free blown underlay (smokey grey), cut, polished

Contact: Patrick Roth

Price: 3500€

Photo Credit: Patrick Roth

Dimension: 15x25x16cm

Shop: Kirchstraße 19

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Artist:Brian Waugh

Email:briancobweb@icloud.com

Title:Drofn

Description: Utilising techniques that have been around for centuries, Brian strives to create beautiful, evocative and atmospheric stained glass. Using techniques such as acid etched glass, high fired paint, enamel and silver stain, Brian strives to create very high standard stained glass panels for exhibition and for his commissioned work.
He also is involved in doing restoration work varying from private residential to ecclesiastical projects.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/brian-waugh/

Details: His love of mythology, literature, poetry and the fantastic can be seen in his own original work which he has been designing and making for over 20 years.

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/brian-waugh/

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Artist:Laura Hart

Email:laura@hartglass.com

Title:Caulocattleya - Chantilly Lace

Description: nspired by the beauty and ingenuity of this unparalleled plant species, I endeavour to recreate these incredible flowers as faithfully and authentically as possible, whilst imbuing them with my own artistic interpretation. Scaled up to around 30cm diameter, every bloom has unique colour variations and nuances; homage to the subtlety of evolutionary adaptation.
Sizes vary across the species, but average orchid dimensions: W.30cm X H.30cm X D.10cm
Museum quality acrylic wall case dimensions: W.40cm X H.40cm X D.14cm

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/hart-laura/

Photo Credit: Ester Segarra

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/hart-laura/

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Artist:Vic Bamforth

Email:info@vicbamforthglass.com

Title:MEMORIES I

Description: Born 1952 Hull, East Yorkshire. Glass Techniques & Technology/Advanced Diploma in Design at Dudley College International Glass Centre 2001-2004. Now based at the Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge - partner in Stourbridge Glassblowing Studio. Collected and exhibited internationally. Work held in collections of Broadfield House Glass Museum and Corning Museum of Glass.

Combining hand glassblowing and hand painting (high firing enamels) skills to create one-off pieces of art glass. Private commissions are what interest me as I am quite fond of telling a story that is capable of capturing memories and moments in time. Functional/sculptural, figurative/representational/abstract – more often than not infused with elements of humour.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/bamforth-vic/

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/bamforth-vic/

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Artist:Josef Marek

Email:pepikm@yahoo.com

Title:,,MAN? ROCK,,

Description: Casted glass in the mould , polished

Contact: Josef

Price: 8.000EUR

Photo Credit: Ji?í Koudelka

Dimension: 60cm hight

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Artist:David Reekie

Title:Temptation of lies III

Description: Starting with Brexit and then Donald Trump being elected President of the USA, we have been inundated by lies and mistruths. This is such an easy way in which you can get others to believe in you. Therefore the temptation to lie still remains part of our politics and in society to this very day.

Contact: david.reekie@virgin.net

Details: Two lost wax cast glass figures coloured by enamels in the glass these are set on to a painted wood base.

Price: Contact Habatat Gallery

Photo Credit: David Reekie

Dimension: 33cmH x 40cmW x 33cmD.

Shop: http://www.habatat.com/

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Artist:Sandra Young

Email:sandra@firecreation.com

Title:Dragon

Description: Lampworked solid borosilicate. A combination of coloured glass and glass lustres was used to create this powerful and mystical creature. It represents the strength I try to find from within to face the day to day personal challenges I encounter.

Contact: Sandra Young

Details: Wall hanging 55cm x 44 cm

Price: £1500

Photo Credit: Simon Bruntnell Photography

Dimension: 55 x 44 x 22 cm

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Artist:Laura Quinn

Email:laura.angela.quinn@gmail.com

Title:Meadowsweet 2015.

Description: I am an Irish glass designer and maker living in the UK. I have been glass Making since 2012. I completed BA in Glass Design in National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2015. The same year I received Glass Society of Ireland's Innovation in Glass and Emerging Glass Artist Award at the RDS National Craft Awards 2015. After completing my degree I worked in Corning Museum of Glass in New York, in Olustvere Glass Studio in Estonia and finally I came to the UK to work in a glass blowing studio.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/laura-quinn/

Details: Lampworked glass in polypropylene and silicone armature. Shown as part of my BA show entitled ‘Sisyphus' .

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/laura-quinn/

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Artist:Sara Fell

Email:info@sarafell.co.uk

Description: Sara Fell has an enquiring mind, never content with being either a jewellery designer or a glass artist; her work is often a collaboration of both skills with a conceptual twist.

The 'Precious integrations' series is a celebration of the 'high altar' of femininity and of the ritual beautification that forms the essence of the dressing table. This series is a continuation of Saras' intrigue into the hidden and precious elements of jewellery, "why do we hide away what we perceive to be our most treasured possessions".

Taking inspiration from the glass dressing table sets of the 1920's, Sara bestows a contemporary take on them by integrating hidden elements of jewellery such as rings, necklaces and bangles within each of her sets.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/fell-sara/

Photo Credit: Simon Bruntnell

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/fell-sara/

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Artist:Amanda Notarianni

Email:amanda@notarianniglass.co.uk

Description: Amanda Notarianni designs and makes distinctive contemporary glass. Using traditional glass making techniques, she creates unique hand blown sculptural forms.
Amanda enhances her sleek free blown pieces using skilful cold working processes such as cutting, carving and polishing to create surface patterns and textures, which hold light and magnify reflections.
Initially inspired by microscopic images of plankton, her work is now evolutionary, with each piece informing the next.

Contact: https://www.qest.org.uk/apply/scholarships/

Shop: https://www.qest.org.uk/apply/scholarships/

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Artist:Grace Ayson

Email:info@graceayson.com

Description: I design and make bespoke contemporary stained glass windows for contemporary, period or ecclesiastical settings, mostly to commission.
My work combines the traditional craft, draftsmanship and techniques of stained glass with a modern approach and contemporary design. I also create stand alone panel pieces, glass work and works on paper for exhibition, and collaborate with artists from different disciplines who want to realise their ideas and project

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/grace-ayson/

Details: 'Drawn to Light' Exhibition , Grace Ayson 2017

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/grace-ayson/

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Artist:Angela Thwaites

Email:angelamthwaites@hotmail.com

Title:Vessel line up

Description: Angela Thwaites is an artist, researcher, author and educator based in South London. The focus for Angela's art practice is making sculpture in glass. Exhibiting frequently on a national and international basis, her artwork is visually varied and combines hand and digital processes to explore 3D form and structure translated into glass. Angela has also created a number of works for specific locations and commissions and collaborates with other artists.
Ideas are developed over periods of time, usually resulting in a range of related pieces, which have grown out of an initial concept. Potential shapes and forms are explored through charcoal drawings on paper, and questions about volume, scale, colour and how the piece may respond to light are considered at this stage. The character/atmosphere of the piece is then established through modelmaking, usually in clay or plaster, before the process of translating into glass begins.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/thwaites-angela/

Photo Credit: Dave Lawson

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/thwaites-angela/

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Artist:Heike Brachlow

Email:info@travergallery.com

Title:Anima

Description: Anima is one of three works in opalescent glass. I love the way the colour changes from opaline white to translucent orange to electric blue depending on the light and the thickness of the glass.

Contact: Traver Gallery

Details: cast glass, polished, hand finished

Price: US$13400

Photo Credit: Ester Segarra

Dimension: H40cm W43cm D31cm

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Artist:Bruno Romanelli

Email:web@brunoromanelli.com

Title:Chi Cygni

Description: Lost-wax cast glass sculpture,

Contact: 07958555473

Photo Credit: Andy Smart/AC Cooper

Dimension: 45 x 25 x 6 cm

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Artist:Deák Zsuzsanna Glass Designer

Email:deakzsuzsanna76@gmail.com

Title:It's bubbly Deák Design Glass Vase

Description: Height: Varies from 23 to 26 cm
Its width also varies from 35 to 40 cm and from 12 to 25 cm

Each piece is unique, thanks to the technological process.
No two are alike.
I shape the bottle warmly and I don’t make two identical pieces formally just in color.

Details: fusing technique

Price: 600

Photo Credit: Deák Zsuzsanna

Shop: www.deakdesign.hu

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Artist:Sheila Labatt

Title:Updraft Murmuration , Jin Kai Yuan, Shanghai

Description: PhD in Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art, London
MA in Glass, Shanghai University, China

Research topic:
Glass as Ink: Seeking Spontaneity from the Casting Process

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/labatt-sheila/

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/labatt-sheila/

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Artist:Richard Jackson with Sally Fawkes

Email:richard@jacksonfawkes.com

Title:‘Tides of Motion’

Description: Sally and Richard were invited to create a sculpture that was their interpretation of a sense of ‘Britishness’. They took their inspiration from the rich complexity of the British nation, a celebration of the cultural diversity which has been shaped by the land and its geography, Britain’s climate, history, and particularly it’s seafaring and trading history.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/richard-jackson/

Details: ‘Tides of Motion’ was unveiled to hundreds of guests during the naming ceremony of SAGA cruises new build state-of-the-art ship, ‘Spirit of Discovery’, on 5 July 2019 at the historic port of Dover.

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/richard-jackson/

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Artist:Jan Hooghiemstra

Email:info@janhooghiemstra.nl

Title:Sandcasting

Description: Jan Hooghiemstra (1953) lives and works in Fryslân, The Netherlands.

His work shows a dreamlike world of symbolic images that he creates in sand moulds. It is 'playing with glass' in an uninhibited way, like a child transforms wonder and fantasy into forms.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/jan-hooghiemstra/

Details: h 650 x w 600 x d 110 mm

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/jan-hooghiemstra/

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Artist:Louise Hawkins

Title:Peony Platter Midnight

Description: My work explores flow of form, the essence of the organic and the vegetal.Through observation, study and precision carving by hand my focus is to achieve, in glass, the effortless and random characteristic of nature, drawing attention to our connection with it and with our environment.I use drawing, hand cut stencil techniques and sand carving to create one off pieces of glass art. Blown by Colin Hawkins, my vessels and forms are made from Crystal with either colour overlays or blown colour.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/louise-hawkins/

Details: Original Hand-Blown Sand Carved Glass Sculpture Dimensions: 11(H) x 32(W)cm

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/louise-hawkins/

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Artist:Hildegard Pax

Email:info@hildegardpax.com

Title:Tumbling VII

Description: Colour and light modulation are key aspects in my work, and are explored in multi-layered glass compositions.

Projects featured here are architectural glass commissions, as well as artwork and jewellery in glass.
Shortlisted for London Contemporary Art Prize 2018

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/pax-hildegard/

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/pax-hildegard/

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Artist:Jianyong Guo

Email:gjy36900@163.com

Title:Beauties and Nature

Description: The work reflects the author's good wishes for harmony between man and nature. It is everyone's responsibility to protect our living environment. The work embodies the traditional Chinese Taoist philosophy, the concept of harmony between Yin and Yang. The work hollowed out the interior space through special techniques and adopted the traditional Chinese snuff bottle inside painting method.

Contact: 07395665707

Details: cast glass, inside painting, inside hollowing

Price: £ 2500

Photo Credit: Xiao Huang

Dimension: 55x60x35cm

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Artist:Charlie Macpherson

Email:charlie@notarianniglass.co.uk

Title:Perched

Description: Solid hand formed sculpture with silver leaf, ruby and details of twisted cane. Joined with hot formed base in the same style. Cut and polished.

Contact: Charlie Macpherson

Details: Hot formed with ruby colour and silver leaf.

Price: £6600.00

Photo Credit: Charlie Macpherson

Dimension: L.52cm x H.27cm x D.8cm

Shop: www.notarianniglass.co.uk

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Artist:Stephen Gillies. In collaboration with Kate Jones.

Email:studio@gilliesjonesglass.co.uk

Title:Landscape Study Object Blue Over Lilac, 2012

Description: In collaboration with Kate Jones, Stephen runs a hot glass studio in Rosedale Abbey, North York Moors, specialising in Swedish Overlay. 'Gillies Jones' make distinctive engraved unique works which are in numerous museum collections including the V&A and a range of instantly recognisable limited batch production bowls.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/gillies-stephen/

Details: Blue Over Lilac, 2012

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Artist:Lori Polak

Email:lpolakdesigns@live.com

Description: For many artists, creating their work is a labor of love that takes time, imagination and adaptation. For glass artist Lori Polak of La Jolla, her chosen medium takes even more time, imagination and adaptation. Pieces can take years to fabricate.
"The Power of Play" is made up of sculptures inspired by mojigangas — giant puppets used in celebrations or cultural festivities in Polak’s native Mexico.

My current body of work, "The Power of Play, "arises from these Mojigangas. The interchangeable accessories of my glass puppets offer an opportunity to interact and play depending on whim. I invite one to abandon the constraints and boundaries we face today while activating a sense of play, which leads to spontaneity and delight.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/lori-polak/

Details: Mexico Type of glass used: Gaffer

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/lori-polak/

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Artist:Kertész Krisztina

Title:Mental balance

Description: The artistic side of glass is a new and fresh adventure for me. My inspiration is made up of several components: the relationship between human and nature, memories of my childhood, the tragedy of my disappearing culture, the depths of my own soul.
I opened my own studio five years ago. Palamp Glass Studio is a creative medium, exhibition space and workshop. It's a little space with good vibes to individual work and for work with my friends who also work with glass.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/kertesz-krisztina/

Details: I am from Transilvania. I have been living in Hungary for 9 years.

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/kertesz-krisztina/

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Artist:Christiaan D Maas

Email:christiaan.d.maas@gmail.com

Title:Reversion Vessel 04-16

Description: My work focuses on the inherent qualities of Glass, transparency and light combined with colour and optics.
My most recent body of work is a celebration of life and death. The process I have developed to make these objects is a process of destruction and re-creation. It creates a constant motion frozen in time. The process enables me to influence the balance of light, colours and contrast within the objects. This ‘Reversion’ process creates a unique set of characteristics in each object.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/maas-christiaan-d/

Details: Designer & Maker from Netherlands.

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/maas-christiaan-d/

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Artist:Michèle Oberdieck

Email:michele.oberdieck@network.rca.ac.uk

Title:Wind Ensemble

Description: Born in Canada, Michèle Oberdieck first trained as a textile designer at Glasgow School of Art. Throughout her practice she experimented fusing textiles in float glass creating architectural glass panels. In 2016 she changed direction following an MA at the Royal College of Art and now works primarily with blown glass, focussing on Graal. Colour has always been a driving force for her work, with sources of inspiration coming from the natural world and abstract expressionist paintings.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/oberdieck-michele/

Photo Credit: Juliet Sheath

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/oberdieck-michele/

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Artist:Karlin Rushbrooke

Email:krushbrooke@gmail.com

Title:Joy Ride

Description: For the last thirty five years I have had a dual career of builder and glass blower. I have over the last six years taken a sabbatical from glass. Now I am hesitantly restarting. Watch this space.

I now sell only through galleries and h/Art, a yearly open studio event where I demonstrate and sell. My current work is embarking glass heads in steel boats.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/rushbrooke-karlin/

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/rushbrooke-karlin/

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Artist:Dawid Strojny

Email:stroyny@hotmail.co.uk

Description: Dawid is a conceptual and commercial artist, working mainly with the cast glass technique, but often experimenting with fused glass, using transparent and opalescent glass with the likes of fibre glass and pure silver. Born and raised in Poland. From 2004 he lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne. Dawid completed his BA(Hons) in Glass and Ceramics in 2017, with the MA following in 2018.His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, including National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague, National Glass Centre in Sunderland and Morean Art Centre in St Petersburg

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/stroyny-dawid/

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Artist:Jacqueline H-Botquelen

Email:botquelen@icloud.com

Title:ECHOES OF SILENCES

Description: A French and Swiss artist, I love rough, weathered structured and distressed surfaces.
Painting, sculptures, plaster, Glass, I use many imaginable techniques and most notably the glass paste technique, pâte de verre, glass on paper and sand, paper on canvas.
Immerged in an invisible cocoon of time, I create each element for each piece on an extended period to achieve a creation intrinsically linked with me.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/jacqueline-h-botquelen/

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/jacqueline-h-botquelen/

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Artist:Effie Burns

Title:Hands

Description: The ‘hand’ series began in 2016 and was developed during Effie’s Fellowship with the National Glass Centre. Hand symbolism can be both intricate and simple. The left hand symbolizes the unconscious side of our minds and is associated with emotion. Hands can be used to express one’s self in a way that words often cannot. Effie sees the cast glass hands as a platform or stage to explore a range of narratives.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/burns-effie/

Details: The animals are archetypes and act as messengers or promises. They are common motifs that appear across diverse cultures. In combination with the hands they become magical objects that are at once familiar and delightfully strange

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/burns-effie/

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Artist:Catherine Carr

Email:catherinecarrglass@gmail.com

Title:Pineapple Two

Description: Crocheted Glass Vessel in Pale Green Mother of Pearl Lustre Tones.

Contact: Catherine Carr

Details: Crocheted Glass

Price: £400

Photo Credit: Sarah Porter

Dimension: 35cm x 35cm

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Artist:Jeff Zimmer

Email:kickinglass@yahoo.com

Title:The Fragility of Memory and Material

Description: This piece consists of photos from a life shared with my first lover, John, who died in 1995. The images have been laser-etched mobile phone screen glass. They reveal ephemerality of (a) life; and the absurd wish to ensure the memories of our time together live on even after all those who shared those memories have also died.

Ironically, the shadow is so much more present than the image itself.

Contact: Jeff Zimmer

Details: Installation of laser engraved mobile phone screen glass

Price: NFS

Photo Credit: Shannon Tofts

Dimension: 240 x 140 x 60

Shop: http://www.jeffxzimmer.com/the-fragility-of-memory-and-material.html

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Artist:Alison Allum

Email:alison.allum@yahoo.co.uk

Title:Walk of Shame

Description: After a long career as a Theatre and Television designer, Alison studied at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland.
I use glass as a way of documenting and reflecting modern life and attitudes, specifically those of women. I most frequently make shoes; each glass shoe is a portrait, a comment on a particular female character, from bad girls to sad girls.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/allum-alison/

Photo Credit: Photography Bernard Allum

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/allum-alison/

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Artist:Tali Grinshpan

Email:taligd@gmail.com

Title:Somewhere

Description: A big part of being an immigrant is the search to belong in a new country. Leaving one’s homeland, the search for a sense of belonging is very challenging and important. Somewhere this crucial sense of belonging must be found.

Contact: Tali Grinshpan

Details: Glass, 24k gold, enamel

Price: $3000 USD

Photo Credit: Keay Edwards

Dimension: 20w x 20d x 10h cm

Shop: https://www.taligrinshpan.com

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Artist:Angela Jarman

Email: info@angelajarman.com

Title:Aqua Tourbillon

Description: Angela studied at the Royal College of Art receiving her Master’s degree in 2001. She exhibits both in the UK and internationally and has work held in public and private collections worldwide. In 2003 she was shortlisted for the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize, and in 2008 won the Established Artist Prize International Glass Context.

She teaches regularly and has been a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art as well as teaching masterclasses within the UK and France.

Contact: https://www.angelajarman.com/contact

Details: 2021

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Artist:Cathryn Shilling

Email:glass@cathrynshilling.co.uk

Title:Synchronous

Description: Kiln formed glass is the perfect medium for my work. It gives me the creative and technical freedom to produce tactile, tangible and enduring pieces that explore the sculptural quality of glass. Hot Glass however allows me to investigate and work in a more immediate and direct way with my chosen material, drawing inspiration from its molten state in order to produce unique and tactile vessels.
For many years now I have been fascinated by Kinesics, or the study of Body Language by which humans unconsciously transmit and receive non-verbal communication. Human interaction, interplay and movement are at the core of this work, derived from reality, performance and the infinite nuisances between those two states. Often the face we show to the outside world is a mask but the language of the body frequently tells another story and our true nature is often revealed in ways we cannot control. To reinforce the contemporaneous nature of this, Synchronous is composed of two distinct materials, glass and 24 carat gold. However the gold coating is an optical coating, no thicker than 1/4 wave of yellow light and this creates the visual illusion of a chimera. At once both transparent and opaque, both glass and metal.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/shilling-cathryn/

Details: Kiln formed glass with 24 carat gold

Photo Credit: Ester Segarra

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/shilling-cathryn/

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Artist:Louis Thompson

Email:info@louisthompson.com

Title:Dancing Genes: Allel 1 D3S1358

Description: London based artist working primarily with hot glass.
Hot glass is his visual language and he looks to place innovative ideas with the material in different public arenas. It is this methodology of allowing his ideas to flow freely and expansively, which enables him to realise works of such aesthetic, technical and material diversity. He lives and works in London where he shares a studio with two other artists.





Photo credits: Agata Pec

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/louis-thompson/

Details: Blown and solid sculpted glass Height: 43cm

Photo Credit: Agata Pec

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/louis-thompson/

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Artist:Nancy Sutcliffe

Email:nancy@nancysutcliffe.co.uk

Description: I am a glass engraver and gilder working in a contemporary figurative style. The application of gold and precious metal leaf into my engravings has become characteristic of my work. I exhibit and teach internationally.
My recent show ‘DNA’ at the Scottish Gallery was inspired by the patterns of gene sequencing charts. I produced large mirrored pieces which reflected and included the viewer, alongside smaller pieces of highly detailed plants and animals.
I also produce a studio range of small eng

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/sutcliffe-nancy/

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Artist:Antonios Koutouzis

Email:contact@antoniskoutouzis.com

Title:WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME

Description: Antonis Koutouzis is a conceptual glass artist, currently living and working in UK.

His work expresses an attempt to research and expose certain aspects of philosophical and socio-political issues. He draws inspiration from current and past events that trigger his need to express his views or raise questions that may lead to creative conversations. He views his work as a celebration of life; finding beauty in the world by revealing its inadequacies.

Hence, he chooses to use glass as a protagonist within large; often mixed media installations, that create an emotional experience which aims to stimulate critical thinking.
This installation is an attempt to explore and expose the topic of gun violence, in the aftermath of mass shootings over the last few years.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/koutouzis-antonis/

Details: Cast Glass AR-15 rifle, Glass canes, plywood. Installation, 2m x 5m. He primarily uses cast and hot glass techniques to create sculptural work, as a way of effectively communicating the topics he explores.

Photo Credit: Joanne Howell

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/koutouzis-antonis/

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Artist:Colin Reid

Email:mail@colinreidglass.co.uk

Title:'Wave' R1951

Description: Colin Reid is regarded as a pioneer in the field of kilncast glass. He exhibits internationally and has work in over 50 museum collections worldwide. He has undertaken many public and private commissions often combining glass with other media such as metal, stone or wood. Based in his studio in SW England, Colin has developed the expertise and facilities to handle large scale commissions in glass.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/colin-reid/

Details: Kilncast glass. H:47 D:68 cm 2019

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/colin-reid/

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Artist:Joanne Mitchell

Email:joannemitchellglassdesign@hotmail.com

Description: Joanne's work explores the metaphorical qualities of air and glass, often incorporating the human form. Her practice combines the innovative use of waterjet cutting and kiln-forming to control the form of air entrapment within the internal space of glass for personal expression, a technique she developed during her PhD research. Jo’s recent PhD had a transformative effect on her work. Her research combined new technologies and traditional kiln processes to precisely control complex form and imagery of air entrapment in glass, in ways which were not previously achievable in kiln-forming.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/mitchell-joanne-jo/

Photo Credit: David Lawson

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/mitchell-joanne-jo/

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Artist:Crispian Heath

Email:crispianheath@hotmail.com

Title:Seeds With Wings' 10 &11

Description: My work is inspired by landscape. I love exploring the rugged cliffs and other geological sites of Britain. It is there I am able to connect with the play of light on the natural world. My process begins when I am faced with the elements and the history of the land – the apparent as well as the unseen forces at work. The feel of the place interacts with my imagination. Glass, as a material to cast, is irresistible to me. I am inspired to design and make sculpture that interacts with light.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/crispian-heath-2/

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Artist:Opal Seabrook

Email:opal.seabrook@icloud.com

Description: I like to make pieces of art that make people smile, but also have an underlying message. I often express myself using weapons and explosions in a fun or comic-style in order to take away their negative power and to see the good behind. In the last eighteen months, the pandemic and other local and global events have acted like a pressure cooker, surpassing the limits of what many believe is acceptable. This time feels explosive. In this piece, I have engineered multiple layers of intricate hand-cut and hand-painted glass to give a truly explosive 3D effect. There is so much unjustness in the world today that I want to challenge and oppose, I want to stand with those oppressed or persecuted, and I want to spread a bit of kindness and of light into the world, and I believe THE TIME IS NOW.

Contact: https://www.instagram.com/opalseabrook/?hl=en

Details: Type of glass used: Spectrum System 96

Shop: https://www.instagram.com/opalseabrook/?hl=en

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Artist:Silvia Zimerman

Email:silvia_artglass@hotmail.com

Title:Dancing Fabrics

Description: I've been surrounded by fabrics all my childhood since my father was a tailor. He passed away very young, so for me, making fabrics out of glass is a way to keep him with me. I wanted to give the glass the movement, softness, and qualities of the fabric.

Contact: Silvia Zimerman

Details: Glass

Price: US 2500

Photo Credit: Silvia Zimerman

Dimension: W:35, D:40, H:23 cm.

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Artist:Bill Swann

Email:bill.swann@virgin.net

Title:PUJA - FESTIVAL

Description: Designed and made in North Wales from mouth blown clear and coloured glass collaged and kiln worked. Also hot glass sculptural pieces with bronze additions Exhibited throughout the UK, Holland, Germany, New York and Japan. He has work in the collection of the Museum of Arts and Crafts Hamburg, Germany.
MA Studies in Hot Glass at Wolverhampton University 2013.

Fused, cast and hot glass with inclusions.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/swann-bill-ma/

Photo Credit: Simon Bruntnell

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Artist:James Maskrey

Email:jamesmaskrey@hotmail.com

Title:Last of the Silver Darlings

Description: James Maskrey is a highly skilled British artist who has been working with hot glass for over 20 years. His mastery of the material and techniques allows the glass to take on the visual qualities of porcelain, liquid and even printed photographs and text.
Maskrey completed his BA (Hons) degree in Three Dimensional Design in Glass at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in 2000, before graduating with an MA in Glass from the University of Sunderland in 2004. His work has been exhibited widely around the world, and he now teaches and works with artists at the University of Sunderland.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/maskrey-james/

Photo Credit: David Williams

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/maskrey-james/

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Artist:Bruce Marks

Email:info@brucemarksglass.com

Title:Fish

Description: Bruce completed his Masters’ Degree at the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham in 2010. He was the winner of the Gold Award in the Glass category of Craft & Design Selected.
National Awards 2014. Bruce creates blown glass in sculptural forms, his most recent series entitled Bird & Fish is inspired the minimalistic nature of Brancusi’s sculptures. Bruce’s work is collected nationally and internationally.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/marks-bruce/

Details: Blown Glass

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Artist:Katya Izabel Filmus

Email:Katyaizabelfilmus@gmail.com

Description: Katya’s work investigates themes such as memory, identity, time, place, body the correlation and relationship between them. Some of the pieces are inspired by autobiographical memories, some seek to activate the viewer's memory, and some rely on the ability of the medium to carry and preserve memories. These works reflect on the part all memories play in the construction of national and personal identity. A major part of Katya’s work involves and is inspired by the body.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/katya-izabel-filmus/

Details: Working in TLV- Israel This project consists of three capsules, each represents Public life, Private life and Secret life.

Photo Credit: David Lawson

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/katya-izabel-filmus/

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Cassito
Hong Kong Dreaming
BEAST
 Vetro Mosaico
Blue Glassscape
Shadow Memories
xeno
Drofn
Caulocattleya - Chantilly Lace
MEMORIES I
,,MAN? ROCK,,
Temptation of lies III
Dragon
Meadowsweet  2015.
Vessel line up
Anima
Chi Cygni
It's bubbly Deák Design Glass Vase
Updraft Murmuration , Jin Kai Yuan, Shanghai
‘Tides of Motion’
Sandcasting
Peony Platter Midnight
Tumbling VII
Beauties and Nature
Perched
Landscape Study Object Blue Over Lilac, 2012
Mental balance
Reversion Vessel 04-16
Wind Ensemble
Joy Ride
ECHOES OF SILENCES
Hands
Pineapple Two
The Fragility of Memory and Material
Walk of Shame
Somewhere
Aqua Tourbillon
Synchronous
Dancing Genes: Allel 1 D3S1358
WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME
'Wave' R1951
Seeds With Wings' 10 &11
Dancing Fabrics
PUJA - FESTIVAL
Last of the Silver Darlings
Fish

Artist:Katherine Huskie

Email:huskieglass@yahoo.com

Title:Cassito

Description: Cassito, has been designed with huskies passion for adding textures to blown forms. Traditionally Huskie adds the texture to the outside, however, with this series she has changed the perception of decorating a form by adding it to the inside of the vessel. Allowing the usually hidden pattern to be seen and drawing the viewer in to see where the actual textures are.

Contact: Katherine Huskie

Details: Blown glass with bit work application

Price: £2000

Photo Credit: Simon Bruntnell

Dimension: 22cm x 21cm

Shop: www.huskieglass.co.uk

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Artist:Frans Wesselman

Email:franswesselman@gmail.com

Description: Having trained as an art teacher in the Netherlands, I have worked as a painter and print maker in Britain for many years, I am a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Around the millennium I saw the “Prisoners of Conscience” window in Salisbury Cathedral, which started me off on stained glass. I now live in Worcester and still make etchings and wood cuts as well as stained glass. I make small stained glass panels to hang in front of windows which are for sale at galleries.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/wesselman-frans/

Details: Princess and frog , Frans Wesselman

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/wesselman-frans/

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Artist:Katharine Coleman MBE

Email:katharine@katharinecoleman.co.uk

Title:Hong Kong Dreaming

Description: Katharine Coleman (b. Sutton Coldfield, W Midlands 1949) was taught point, drill and copper wheel engraving on glass by Peter Dreiser at Morley College, Lambeth from 1984-7.
She was awarded an MBE for services to glass engraving in 2009.
Two themes have long interested her – the illusion of a smaller vessel apparently suspended inside a larger one, the effect of both reflection and refraction of an engraved outer surface onto the inside surface of a thick walled clear glass vessel; also the sculptural beauty of simple natural objects, particularly the humble ones found in everyday life. Katharine is greatly influenced by the rigour and refinement of Japanese design and Japanese respect for natural, ordinary objects as aesthetically pleasing.Katharine’s work requires close collaboration with glassblowers Potter Morgan Glass. She engraves on clear lead crystal forms, which have been overlaid with a thin layer of coloured glass, blown to her design.The reflection of the engraving on the outside of the vessel is seen as a miniature inner vessel, although there is nothing but clear glass there. The optical properties of glass fascinate her and provide a rich world for the artist.
The Chinese dragon has lost the pearl of wisdom from his mouth and is out of control as he flies over the apartment blocks and boatfuls of people crowing into the island.

Contact: https://katharinecoleman.co.uk/home.htm

Details: “Hong Kong Dreaming” is a bowl of dark blue glass overlaid on clear lead crystal, blown to my design by Potter Morgan Glass, cut, polished and wheel and drill engraved 2019

Photo Credit: Scottish Gallery.

Dimension: H21cm x D19cm.

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Artist:Hoseok Youn

Email:younthy516@naver.com

Title:BEAST

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Artist:Scott Benefield

Email:isolaglass@gmail.com

Title: Vetro Mosaico

Description: Benefield’s current work reflects his passion for mid century Italian glass design. Italian understanding of the material has resulted in a myriad of sophisticated glass making techniques which exploit glass’ fluidity, fragility and transparency. Benefield takes these exquisite skills, decorations and forms as a starting point but pushes further by intentionally disrupting the rhythm and order of pattern to create unique, tension filled pieces that question our ideas about perfection and control.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/benefield-scott/

Details: Benefield lives and works in Northern Ireland. The collection uses sheet glass that has been fused into murrine and blown out using only a glory hole (without a furnace).

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/benefield-scott/

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Artist:Brett Manley

Email:info@brettmanley.co.uk

Title:Blue Glassscape

Description: I work in many forms, sizes and techniques, reached to create the ideas that my collections, travel, nature, architecture and photography inspire in me.
My glass work combines fusing and slumping, lost wax casting, core casting, cold work, inclusions, painting and gilding, one off moulds, hand cut stencils, sandblast, applied colour, inlay, surface decoration, frit work, engraving and pate de verre. From jewellery to installations. I continue learning to compliment my work and teaching.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/brett-manley/

Details: 28 tonnes of recycled tumbled safe blue glass

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/brett-manley/

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Artist:Maria Zulueta

Email:formzulueta@hotmail.com

Title:Shadow Memories

Description: The work ‘Shadow Memories’ examines the concepts of change and transformation in nature, capturing the qualities and aesthetics from the biology of plants that surround them. Focusing on the environment and ecological concerns influence a methodology throughout the work and making process, in this case, with the challenges casting thin long twisted piece.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/zulueta-maria/

Details: Cast glass

Photo Credit: Dawid Williams

Dimension: 76 L x 15 W x 18 H cm

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/zulueta-maria/

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Artist:Patrick Roth

Email:redpat76@gmail.com

Title:xeno

Description: free blown underlay (smokey grey), cut, polished

Contact: Patrick Roth

Price: 3500€

Photo Credit: Patrick Roth

Dimension: 15x25x16cm

Shop: Kirchstraße 19

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Artist:Brian Waugh

Email:briancobweb@icloud.com

Title:Drofn

Description: Utilising techniques that have been around for centuries, Brian strives to create beautiful, evocative and atmospheric stained glass. Using techniques such as acid etched glass, high fired paint, enamel and silver stain, Brian strives to create very high standard stained glass panels for exhibition and for his commissioned work.
He also is involved in doing restoration work varying from private residential to ecclesiastical projects.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/brian-waugh/

Details: His love of mythology, literature, poetry and the fantastic can be seen in his own original work which he has been designing and making for over 20 years.

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Artist:Laura Hart

Email:laura@hartglass.com

Title:Caulocattleya - Chantilly Lace

Description: nspired by the beauty and ingenuity of this unparalleled plant species, I endeavour to recreate these incredible flowers as faithfully and authentically as possible, whilst imbuing them with my own artistic interpretation. Scaled up to around 30cm diameter, every bloom has unique colour variations and nuances; homage to the subtlety of evolutionary adaptation.
Sizes vary across the species, but average orchid dimensions: W.30cm X H.30cm X D.10cm
Museum quality acrylic wall case dimensions: W.40cm X H.40cm X D.14cm

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/hart-laura/

Photo Credit: Ester Segarra

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Artist:Vic Bamforth

Email:info@vicbamforthglass.com

Title:MEMORIES I

Description: Born 1952 Hull, East Yorkshire. Glass Techniques & Technology/Advanced Diploma in Design at Dudley College International Glass Centre 2001-2004. Now based at the Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge - partner in Stourbridge Glassblowing Studio. Collected and exhibited internationally. Work held in collections of Broadfield House Glass Museum and Corning Museum of Glass.

Combining hand glassblowing and hand painting (high firing enamels) skills to create one-off pieces of art glass. Private commissions are what interest me as I am quite fond of telling a story that is capable of capturing memories and moments in time. Functional/sculptural, figurative/representational/abstract – more often than not infused with elements of humour.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/bamforth-vic/

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/bamforth-vic/

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Artist:Josef Marek

Email:pepikm@yahoo.com

Title:,,MAN? ROCK,,

Description: Casted glass in the mould , polished

Contact: Josef

Price: 8.000EUR

Photo Credit: Ji?í Koudelka

Dimension: 60cm hight

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Artist:David Reekie

Title:Temptation of lies III

Description: Starting with Brexit and then Donald Trump being elected President of the USA, we have been inundated by lies and mistruths. This is such an easy way in which you can get others to believe in you. Therefore the temptation to lie still remains part of our politics and in society to this very day.

Contact: david.reekie@virgin.net

Details: Two lost wax cast glass figures coloured by enamels in the glass these are set on to a painted wood base.

Price: Contact Habatat Gallery

Photo Credit: David Reekie

Dimension: 33cmH x 40cmW x 33cmD.

Shop: http://www.habatat.com/

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Artist:Sandra Young

Email:sandra@firecreation.com

Title:Dragon

Description: Lampworked solid borosilicate. A combination of coloured glass and glass lustres was used to create this powerful and mystical creature. It represents the strength I try to find from within to face the day to day personal challenges I encounter.

Contact: Sandra Young

Details: Wall hanging 55cm x 44 cm

Price: £1500

Photo Credit: Simon Bruntnell Photography

Dimension: 55 x 44 x 22 cm

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Artist:Laura Quinn

Email:laura.angela.quinn@gmail.com

Title:Meadowsweet 2015.

Description: I am an Irish glass designer and maker living in the UK. I have been glass Making since 2012. I completed BA in Glass Design in National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2015. The same year I received Glass Society of Ireland's Innovation in Glass and Emerging Glass Artist Award at the RDS National Craft Awards 2015. After completing my degree I worked in Corning Museum of Glass in New York, in Olustvere Glass Studio in Estonia and finally I came to the UK to work in a glass blowing studio.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/laura-quinn/

Details: Lampworked glass in polypropylene and silicone armature. Shown as part of my BA show entitled ‘Sisyphus' .

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/laura-quinn/

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Artist:Sara Fell

Email:info@sarafell.co.uk

Description: Sara Fell has an enquiring mind, never content with being either a jewellery designer or a glass artist; her work is often a collaboration of both skills with a conceptual twist.

The 'Precious integrations' series is a celebration of the 'high altar' of femininity and of the ritual beautification that forms the essence of the dressing table. This series is a continuation of Saras' intrigue into the hidden and precious elements of jewellery, "why do we hide away what we perceive to be our most treasured possessions".

Taking inspiration from the glass dressing table sets of the 1920's, Sara bestows a contemporary take on them by integrating hidden elements of jewellery such as rings, necklaces and bangles within each of her sets.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/fell-sara/

Photo Credit: Simon Bruntnell

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Artist:Amanda Notarianni

Email:amanda@notarianniglass.co.uk

Description: Amanda Notarianni designs and makes distinctive contemporary glass. Using traditional glass making techniques, she creates unique hand blown sculptural forms.
Amanda enhances her sleek free blown pieces using skilful cold working processes such as cutting, carving and polishing to create surface patterns and textures, which hold light and magnify reflections.
Initially inspired by microscopic images of plankton, her work is now evolutionary, with each piece informing the next.

Contact: https://www.qest.org.uk/apply/scholarships/

Shop: https://www.qest.org.uk/apply/scholarships/

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Artist:Grace Ayson

Email:info@graceayson.com

Description: I design and make bespoke contemporary stained glass windows for contemporary, period or ecclesiastical settings, mostly to commission.
My work combines the traditional craft, draftsmanship and techniques of stained glass with a modern approach and contemporary design. I also create stand alone panel pieces, glass work and works on paper for exhibition, and collaborate with artists from different disciplines who want to realise their ideas and project

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/grace-ayson/

Details: 'Drawn to Light' Exhibition , Grace Ayson 2017

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/grace-ayson/

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Artist:Angela Thwaites

Email:angelamthwaites@hotmail.com

Title:Vessel line up

Description: Angela Thwaites is an artist, researcher, author and educator based in South London. The focus for Angela's art practice is making sculpture in glass. Exhibiting frequently on a national and international basis, her artwork is visually varied and combines hand and digital processes to explore 3D form and structure translated into glass. Angela has also created a number of works for specific locations and commissions and collaborates with other artists.
Ideas are developed over periods of time, usually resulting in a range of related pieces, which have grown out of an initial concept. Potential shapes and forms are explored through charcoal drawings on paper, and questions about volume, scale, colour and how the piece may respond to light are considered at this stage. The character/atmosphere of the piece is then established through modelmaking, usually in clay or plaster, before the process of translating into glass begins.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/thwaites-angela/

Photo Credit: Dave Lawson

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/thwaites-angela/

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Artist:Heike Brachlow

Email:info@travergallery.com

Title:Anima

Description: Anima is one of three works in opalescent glass. I love the way the colour changes from opaline white to translucent orange to electric blue depending on the light and the thickness of the glass.

Contact: Traver Gallery

Details: cast glass, polished, hand finished

Price: US$13400

Photo Credit: Ester Segarra

Dimension: H40cm W43cm D31cm

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Artist:Bruno Romanelli

Email:web@brunoromanelli.com

Title:Chi Cygni

Description: Lost-wax cast glass sculpture,

Contact: 07958555473

Photo Credit: Andy Smart/AC Cooper

Dimension: 45 x 25 x 6 cm

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Artist:Deák Zsuzsanna Glass Designer

Email:deakzsuzsanna76@gmail.com

Title:It's bubbly Deák Design Glass Vase

Description: Height: Varies from 23 to 26 cm
Its width also varies from 35 to 40 cm and from 12 to 25 cm

Each piece is unique, thanks to the technological process.
No two are alike.
I shape the bottle warmly and I don’t make two identical pieces formally just in color.

Details: fusing technique

Price: 600

Photo Credit: Deák Zsuzsanna

Shop: www.deakdesign.hu

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Artist:Sheila Labatt

Title:Updraft Murmuration , Jin Kai Yuan, Shanghai

Description: PhD in Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art, London
MA in Glass, Shanghai University, China

Research topic:
Glass as Ink: Seeking Spontaneity from the Casting Process

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/labatt-sheila/

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/labatt-sheila/

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Artist:Richard Jackson with Sally Fawkes

Email:richard@jacksonfawkes.com

Title:‘Tides of Motion’

Description: Sally and Richard were invited to create a sculpture that was their interpretation of a sense of ‘Britishness’. They took their inspiration from the rich complexity of the British nation, a celebration of the cultural diversity which has been shaped by the land and its geography, Britain’s climate, history, and particularly it’s seafaring and trading history.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/richard-jackson/

Details: ‘Tides of Motion’ was unveiled to hundreds of guests during the naming ceremony of SAGA cruises new build state-of-the-art ship, ‘Spirit of Discovery’, on 5 July 2019 at the historic port of Dover.

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/richard-jackson/

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Artist:Jan Hooghiemstra

Email:info@janhooghiemstra.nl

Title:Sandcasting

Description: Jan Hooghiemstra (1953) lives and works in Fryslân, The Netherlands.

His work shows a dreamlike world of symbolic images that he creates in sand moulds. It is 'playing with glass' in an uninhibited way, like a child transforms wonder and fantasy into forms.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/jan-hooghiemstra/

Details: h 650 x w 600 x d 110 mm

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Artist:Louise Hawkins

Title:Peony Platter Midnight

Description: My work explores flow of form, the essence of the organic and the vegetal.Through observation, study and precision carving by hand my focus is to achieve, in glass, the effortless and random characteristic of nature, drawing attention to our connection with it and with our environment.I use drawing, hand cut stencil techniques and sand carving to create one off pieces of glass art. Blown by Colin Hawkins, my vessels and forms are made from Crystal with either colour overlays or blown colour.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/louise-hawkins/

Details: Original Hand-Blown Sand Carved Glass Sculpture Dimensions: 11(H) x 32(W)cm

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/louise-hawkins/

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Artist:Hildegard Pax

Email:info@hildegardpax.com

Title:Tumbling VII

Description: Colour and light modulation are key aspects in my work, and are explored in multi-layered glass compositions.

Projects featured here are architectural glass commissions, as well as artwork and jewellery in glass.
Shortlisted for London Contemporary Art Prize 2018

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/pax-hildegard/

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/pax-hildegard/

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Artist:Jianyong Guo

Email:gjy36900@163.com

Title:Beauties and Nature

Description: The work reflects the author's good wishes for harmony between man and nature. It is everyone's responsibility to protect our living environment. The work embodies the traditional Chinese Taoist philosophy, the concept of harmony between Yin and Yang. The work hollowed out the interior space through special techniques and adopted the traditional Chinese snuff bottle inside painting method.

Contact: 07395665707

Details: cast glass, inside painting, inside hollowing

Price: £ 2500

Photo Credit: Xiao Huang

Dimension: 55x60x35cm

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Artist:Charlie Macpherson

Email:charlie@notarianniglass.co.uk

Title:Perched

Description: Solid hand formed sculpture with silver leaf, ruby and details of twisted cane. Joined with hot formed base in the same style. Cut and polished.

Contact: Charlie Macpherson

Details: Hot formed with ruby colour and silver leaf.

Price: £6600.00

Photo Credit: Charlie Macpherson

Dimension: L.52cm x H.27cm x D.8cm

Shop: www.notarianniglass.co.uk

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Artist:Stephen Gillies. In collaboration with Kate Jones.

Email:studio@gilliesjonesglass.co.uk

Title:Landscape Study Object Blue Over Lilac, 2012

Description: In collaboration with Kate Jones, Stephen runs a hot glass studio in Rosedale Abbey, North York Moors, specialising in Swedish Overlay. 'Gillies Jones' make distinctive engraved unique works which are in numerous museum collections including the V&A and a range of instantly recognisable limited batch production bowls.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/gillies-stephen/

Details: Blue Over Lilac, 2012

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/gillies-stephen/

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Artist:Lori Polak

Email:lpolakdesigns@live.com

Description: For many artists, creating their work is a labor of love that takes time, imagination and adaptation. For glass artist Lori Polak of La Jolla, her chosen medium takes even more time, imagination and adaptation. Pieces can take years to fabricate.
"The Power of Play" is made up of sculptures inspired by mojigangas — giant puppets used in celebrations or cultural festivities in Polak’s native Mexico.

My current body of work, "The Power of Play, "arises from these Mojigangas. The interchangeable accessories of my glass puppets offer an opportunity to interact and play depending on whim. I invite one to abandon the constraints and boundaries we face today while activating a sense of play, which leads to spontaneity and delight.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/lori-polak/

Details: Mexico Type of glass used: Gaffer

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Artist:Kertész Krisztina

Title:Mental balance

Description: The artistic side of glass is a new and fresh adventure for me. My inspiration is made up of several components: the relationship between human and nature, memories of my childhood, the tragedy of my disappearing culture, the depths of my own soul.
I opened my own studio five years ago. Palamp Glass Studio is a creative medium, exhibition space and workshop. It's a little space with good vibes to individual work and for work with my friends who also work with glass.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/kertesz-krisztina/

Details: I am from Transilvania. I have been living in Hungary for 9 years.

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/kertesz-krisztina/

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Artist:Christiaan D Maas

Email:christiaan.d.maas@gmail.com

Title:Reversion Vessel 04-16

Description: My work focuses on the inherent qualities of Glass, transparency and light combined with colour and optics.
My most recent body of work is a celebration of life and death. The process I have developed to make these objects is a process of destruction and re-creation. It creates a constant motion frozen in time. The process enables me to influence the balance of light, colours and contrast within the objects. This ‘Reversion’ process creates a unique set of characteristics in each object.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/maas-christiaan-d/

Details: Designer & Maker from Netherlands.

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/maas-christiaan-d/

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Artist:Michèle Oberdieck

Email:michele.oberdieck@network.rca.ac.uk

Title:Wind Ensemble

Description: Born in Canada, Michèle Oberdieck first trained as a textile designer at Glasgow School of Art. Throughout her practice she experimented fusing textiles in float glass creating architectural glass panels. In 2016 she changed direction following an MA at the Royal College of Art and now works primarily with blown glass, focussing on Graal. Colour has always been a driving force for her work, with sources of inspiration coming from the natural world and abstract expressionist paintings.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/oberdieck-michele/

Photo Credit: Juliet Sheath

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/oberdieck-michele/

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Artist:Karlin Rushbrooke

Email:krushbrooke@gmail.com

Title:Joy Ride

Description: For the last thirty five years I have had a dual career of builder and glass blower. I have over the last six years taken a sabbatical from glass. Now I am hesitantly restarting. Watch this space.

I now sell only through galleries and h/Art, a yearly open studio event where I demonstrate and sell. My current work is embarking glass heads in steel boats.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/rushbrooke-karlin/

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/rushbrooke-karlin/

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Artist:Dawid Strojny

Email:stroyny@hotmail.co.uk

Description: Dawid is a conceptual and commercial artist, working mainly with the cast glass technique, but often experimenting with fused glass, using transparent and opalescent glass with the likes of fibre glass and pure silver. Born and raised in Poland. From 2004 he lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne. Dawid completed his BA(Hons) in Glass and Ceramics in 2017, with the MA following in 2018.His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, including National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague, National Glass Centre in Sunderland and Morean Art Centre in St Petersburg

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/stroyny-dawid/

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Artist:Jacqueline H-Botquelen

Email:botquelen@icloud.com

Title:ECHOES OF SILENCES

Description: A French and Swiss artist, I love rough, weathered structured and distressed surfaces.
Painting, sculptures, plaster, Glass, I use many imaginable techniques and most notably the glass paste technique, pâte de verre, glass on paper and sand, paper on canvas.
Immerged in an invisible cocoon of time, I create each element for each piece on an extended period to achieve a creation intrinsically linked with me.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/jacqueline-h-botquelen/

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/jacqueline-h-botquelen/

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Artist:Effie Burns

Title:Hands

Description: The ‘hand’ series began in 2016 and was developed during Effie’s Fellowship with the National Glass Centre. Hand symbolism can be both intricate and simple. The left hand symbolizes the unconscious side of our minds and is associated with emotion. Hands can be used to express one’s self in a way that words often cannot. Effie sees the cast glass hands as a platform or stage to explore a range of narratives.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/burns-effie/

Details: The animals are archetypes and act as messengers or promises. They are common motifs that appear across diverse cultures. In combination with the hands they become magical objects that are at once familiar and delightfully strange

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/burns-effie/

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Artist:Catherine Carr

Email:catherinecarrglass@gmail.com

Title:Pineapple Two

Description: Crocheted Glass Vessel in Pale Green Mother of Pearl Lustre Tones.

Contact: Catherine Carr

Details: Crocheted Glass

Price: £400

Photo Credit: Sarah Porter

Dimension: 35cm x 35cm

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Artist:Jeff Zimmer

Email:kickinglass@yahoo.com

Title:The Fragility of Memory and Material

Description: This piece consists of photos from a life shared with my first lover, John, who died in 1995. The images have been laser-etched mobile phone screen glass. They reveal ephemerality of (a) life; and the absurd wish to ensure the memories of our time together live on even after all those who shared those memories have also died.

Ironically, the shadow is so much more present than the image itself.

Contact: Jeff Zimmer

Details: Installation of laser engraved mobile phone screen glass

Price: NFS

Photo Credit: Shannon Tofts

Dimension: 240 x 140 x 60

Shop: http://www.jeffxzimmer.com/the-fragility-of-memory-and-material.html

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Artist:Alison Allum

Email:alison.allum@yahoo.co.uk

Title:Walk of Shame

Description: After a long career as a Theatre and Television designer, Alison studied at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland.
I use glass as a way of documenting and reflecting modern life and attitudes, specifically those of women. I most frequently make shoes; each glass shoe is a portrait, a comment on a particular female character, from bad girls to sad girls.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/allum-alison/

Photo Credit: Photography Bernard Allum

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/allum-alison/

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Artist:Tali Grinshpan

Email:taligd@gmail.com

Title:Somewhere

Description: A big part of being an immigrant is the search to belong in a new country. Leaving one’s homeland, the search for a sense of belonging is very challenging and important. Somewhere this crucial sense of belonging must be found.

Contact: Tali Grinshpan

Details: Glass, 24k gold, enamel

Price: $3000 USD

Photo Credit: Keay Edwards

Dimension: 20w x 20d x 10h cm

Shop: https://www.taligrinshpan.com

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Artist:Angela Jarman

Email: info@angelajarman.com

Title:Aqua Tourbillon

Description: Angela studied at the Royal College of Art receiving her Master’s degree in 2001. She exhibits both in the UK and internationally and has work held in public and private collections worldwide. In 2003 she was shortlisted for the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize, and in 2008 won the Established Artist Prize International Glass Context.

She teaches regularly and has been a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art as well as teaching masterclasses within the UK and France.

Contact: https://www.angelajarman.com/contact

Details: 2021

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Artist:Cathryn Shilling

Email:glass@cathrynshilling.co.uk

Title:Synchronous

Description: Kiln formed glass is the perfect medium for my work. It gives me the creative and technical freedom to produce tactile, tangible and enduring pieces that explore the sculptural quality of glass. Hot Glass however allows me to investigate and work in a more immediate and direct way with my chosen material, drawing inspiration from its molten state in order to produce unique and tactile vessels.
For many years now I have been fascinated by Kinesics, or the study of Body Language by which humans unconsciously transmit and receive non-verbal communication. Human interaction, interplay and movement are at the core of this work, derived from reality, performance and the infinite nuisances between those two states. Often the face we show to the outside world is a mask but the language of the body frequently tells another story and our true nature is often revealed in ways we cannot control. To reinforce the contemporaneous nature of this, Synchronous is composed of two distinct materials, glass and 24 carat gold. However the gold coating is an optical coating, no thicker than 1/4 wave of yellow light and this creates the visual illusion of a chimera. At once both transparent and opaque, both glass and metal.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/shilling-cathryn/

Details: Kiln formed glass with 24 carat gold

Photo Credit: Ester Segarra

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/shilling-cathryn/

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Artist:Louis Thompson

Email:info@louisthompson.com

Title:Dancing Genes: Allel 1 D3S1358

Description: London based artist working primarily with hot glass.
Hot glass is his visual language and he looks to place innovative ideas with the material in different public arenas. It is this methodology of allowing his ideas to flow freely and expansively, which enables him to realise works of such aesthetic, technical and material diversity. He lives and works in London where he shares a studio with two other artists.





Photo credits: Agata Pec

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/louis-thompson/

Details: Blown and solid sculpted glass Height: 43cm

Photo Credit: Agata Pec

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/louis-thompson/

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Artist:Nancy Sutcliffe

Email:nancy@nancysutcliffe.co.uk

Description: I am a glass engraver and gilder working in a contemporary figurative style. The application of gold and precious metal leaf into my engravings has become characteristic of my work. I exhibit and teach internationally.
My recent show ‘DNA’ at the Scottish Gallery was inspired by the patterns of gene sequencing charts. I produced large mirrored pieces which reflected and included the viewer, alongside smaller pieces of highly detailed plants and animals.
I also produce a studio range of small eng

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/sutcliffe-nancy/

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Artist:Antonios Koutouzis

Email:contact@antoniskoutouzis.com

Title:WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME

Description: Antonis Koutouzis is a conceptual glass artist, currently living and working in UK.

His work expresses an attempt to research and expose certain aspects of philosophical and socio-political issues. He draws inspiration from current and past events that trigger his need to express his views or raise questions that may lead to creative conversations. He views his work as a celebration of life; finding beauty in the world by revealing its inadequacies.

Hence, he chooses to use glass as a protagonist within large; often mixed media installations, that create an emotional experience which aims to stimulate critical thinking.
This installation is an attempt to explore and expose the topic of gun violence, in the aftermath of mass shootings over the last few years.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/koutouzis-antonis/

Details: Cast Glass AR-15 rifle, Glass canes, plywood. Installation, 2m x 5m. He primarily uses cast and hot glass techniques to create sculptural work, as a way of effectively communicating the topics he explores.

Photo Credit: Joanne Howell

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/koutouzis-antonis/

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Artist:Colin Reid

Email:mail@colinreidglass.co.uk

Title:'Wave' R1951

Description: Colin Reid is regarded as a pioneer in the field of kilncast glass. He exhibits internationally and has work in over 50 museum collections worldwide. He has undertaken many public and private commissions often combining glass with other media such as metal, stone or wood. Based in his studio in SW England, Colin has developed the expertise and facilities to handle large scale commissions in glass.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/colin-reid/

Details: Kilncast glass. H:47 D:68 cm 2019

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/colin-reid/

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Artist:Joanne Mitchell

Email:joannemitchellglassdesign@hotmail.com

Description: Joanne's work explores the metaphorical qualities of air and glass, often incorporating the human form. Her practice combines the innovative use of waterjet cutting and kiln-forming to control the form of air entrapment within the internal space of glass for personal expression, a technique she developed during her PhD research. Jo’s recent PhD had a transformative effect on her work. Her research combined new technologies and traditional kiln processes to precisely control complex form and imagery of air entrapment in glass, in ways which were not previously achievable in kiln-forming.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/mitchell-joanne-jo/

Photo Credit: David Lawson

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/mitchell-joanne-jo/

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Artist:Crispian Heath

Email:crispianheath@hotmail.com

Title:Seeds With Wings' 10 &11

Description: My work is inspired by landscape. I love exploring the rugged cliffs and other geological sites of Britain. It is there I am able to connect with the play of light on the natural world. My process begins when I am faced with the elements and the history of the land – the apparent as well as the unseen forces at work. The feel of the place interacts with my imagination. Glass, as a material to cast, is irresistible to me. I am inspired to design and make sculpture that interacts with light.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/crispian-heath-2/

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Artist:Opal Seabrook

Email:opal.seabrook@icloud.com

Description: I like to make pieces of art that make people smile, but also have an underlying message. I often express myself using weapons and explosions in a fun or comic-style in order to take away their negative power and to see the good behind. In the last eighteen months, the pandemic and other local and global events have acted like a pressure cooker, surpassing the limits of what many believe is acceptable. This time feels explosive. In this piece, I have engineered multiple layers of intricate hand-cut and hand-painted glass to give a truly explosive 3D effect. There is so much unjustness in the world today that I want to challenge and oppose, I want to stand with those oppressed or persecuted, and I want to spread a bit of kindness and of light into the world, and I believe THE TIME IS NOW.

Contact: https://www.instagram.com/opalseabrook/?hl=en

Details: Type of glass used: Spectrum System 96

Shop: https://www.instagram.com/opalseabrook/?hl=en

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Artist:Silvia Zimerman

Email:silvia_artglass@hotmail.com

Title:Dancing Fabrics

Description: I've been surrounded by fabrics all my childhood since my father was a tailor. He passed away very young, so for me, making fabrics out of glass is a way to keep him with me. I wanted to give the glass the movement, softness, and qualities of the fabric.

Contact: Silvia Zimerman

Details: Glass

Price: US 2500

Photo Credit: Silvia Zimerman

Dimension: W:35, D:40, H:23 cm.

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Artist:Bill Swann

Email:bill.swann@virgin.net

Title:PUJA - FESTIVAL

Description: Designed and made in North Wales from mouth blown clear and coloured glass collaged and kiln worked. Also hot glass sculptural pieces with bronze additions Exhibited throughout the UK, Holland, Germany, New York and Japan. He has work in the collection of the Museum of Arts and Crafts Hamburg, Germany.
MA Studies in Hot Glass at Wolverhampton University 2013.

Fused, cast and hot glass with inclusions.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/swann-bill-ma/

Photo Credit: Simon Bruntnell

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/swann-bill-ma/

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Artist:James Maskrey

Email:jamesmaskrey@hotmail.com

Title:Last of the Silver Darlings

Description: James Maskrey is a highly skilled British artist who has been working with hot glass for over 20 years. His mastery of the material and techniques allows the glass to take on the visual qualities of porcelain, liquid and even printed photographs and text.
Maskrey completed his BA (Hons) degree in Three Dimensional Design in Glass at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in 2000, before graduating with an MA in Glass from the University of Sunderland in 2004. His work has been exhibited widely around the world, and he now teaches and works with artists at the University of Sunderland.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/maskrey-james/

Photo Credit: David Williams

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/maskrey-james/

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Artist:Bruce Marks

Email:info@brucemarksglass.com

Title:Fish

Description: Bruce completed his Masters’ Degree at the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham in 2010. He was the winner of the Gold Award in the Glass category of Craft & Design Selected.
National Awards 2014. Bruce creates blown glass in sculptural forms, his most recent series entitled Bird & Fish is inspired the minimalistic nature of Brancusi’s sculptures. Bruce’s work is collected nationally and internationally.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/marks-bruce/

Details: Blown Glass

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Artist:Katya Izabel Filmus

Email:Katyaizabelfilmus@gmail.com

Description: Katya’s work investigates themes such as memory, identity, time, place, body the correlation and relationship between them. Some of the pieces are inspired by autobiographical memories, some seek to activate the viewer's memory, and some rely on the ability of the medium to carry and preserve memories. These works reflect on the part all memories play in the construction of national and personal identity. A major part of Katya’s work involves and is inspired by the body.

Contact: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/katya-izabel-filmus/

Details: Working in TLV- Israel This project consists of three capsules, each represents Public life, Private life and Secret life.

Photo Credit: David Lawson

Shop: https://www.cgs.org.uk/artists/katya-izabel-filmus/

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