This online gallery glass exhibition will explore the theme of being ‘In Relationship’. We asked glass artists what it meant for them.
“Relationship-The way in which two or more people or things are connected, or the state of being connected.”
What does this mean for the artist. Do the pieces of glass have a relationship with each other? Does the artist explore the idea of man and his relationship with others? His surroundings? His own thoughts? Does their work explore the relationship that they have with the material of glass?
From a very large number of entries, 80 CGS members were selected to take part in this exciting and vibrant exhibition. WE also welcomed several new CGS members to this show.
The exhibition was launched on the 4th of August 2017.
Thank you to all those that entered work. Due to the number of entries, we could only put forward a select number of artists.
Launched on:4th August 2017
Photographer: Photography Anthony McCabe
Details: Two blown forms, one with enamel colour clustered around a bubble, the second containing glass stringers.
One form elongates to split and give rise to a second. A moment within a cell. A moment within nature.
The evolution of shape and colour in an every changing world.
Photographer: David Williams
Details: Cast glass , approx 22x15x12cm each
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Photographer: Andrew Barcham
Details: 130 x 80 x 50mm
Hot sculpted glass.
Seats are potential. Something small that may grow large.
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Artist:Ana Rdz Pastrana
CONNECTION" (the strength of a hug, impossible one without another)
CONNECTION" (the strength of a hug, impossible one without another)
20 x 8 x 6 cm
Artist:Ana Rdz Pastrana
The strength of a hug, impossible one without another...
Details: 20 x 8 x 6 cm
"Connection" speaks about being part of something in common.
The hug connects not only physical but emotionally speaking.
Feelings, strenghts, fears, dreams...Supporting each other.
Fused glass panel, kiln-formed, drill engraved and sand-blasted.
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Artist:Linda Norris and Rachel Phillips
Email:Crown copyright (2017) CADW, Welsh Government
Detail of 3 central windows for Beaumaris Castle 2017
Photographer: Crown copyright (2017) CADW, Welsh Government
Details: Stained and painted, sand etched, flashed glass and mirror. 5 Panels, 200cm x 35 cm
Rachel Phillips and Linda Norris collaborate to make architectural glass work, in 2017 we formed the creative partnership, Studio Melyn. Collaboration is central to our process and our work together feeds back into our individual studio practices. Being "in relationship", having that creative dialogue is becoming an important part of who we are as artists and enables us to make work we would not make on our own.
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Blown, sculpted, diamond engraved.
My internal struggle-achieving the communication with others, pledges to the natural world, perpetually deferred.
These figures represent my constant internal discussion & frustration...to be a better person, to stop my racing thru life, missing all the beauty & communication of & with the natural world.
Even sharing the commonality of these feelings is deferred, as we race thru life.
Yet it's always answered by one singular answer "tomorrow"!
Lee Harris Studios
Chicago, Illinois & Los Angeles, California
Artist:Montserrat Duran Muntadas & Jean-Simon Trottier
Photographer: René Rioux
Title: Arctium Lappa from the project Semina Percurrenta
A Canadian man and a Spaniard woman meet, fall in love and decide to live together. They quickly find out about the countless laws, rules, forms, paperwork and all the other administrative red tape that prevent their love from easily crossing the seemingly friendly Canadian border. This story, our own, is the inspiration for our collaborative project entitled Semina Percurrenta, which loosely means the ''travelling seed'' in Latin. Our project consists of sculptural installations inspired by invading plants that defy borders, where the seed becomes a metaphor for freedom. Notorious dividers such as the Berlin, Israel-Palestine and Mexican-USA walls, as well as the unattainable natural boundaries such as oceans or deserts have been easily surmounted by seeds that have been swept by the wind, floated on waves, attached themselves to animal fur, all without having to fill out a border crossing form. Near these borders, the same migrant plants naturally find themselves disseminated here and there without any territorial consideration. It is the seeds of plants like the Proboscidea Louisianica, indigenous to both the Mexican and USA deserts that inspire the forms of the sculptures. The sculptures are made by using the hot sculpted and blown glass techniques and other materials and presented in installations.
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"The Art of Conversation"
Photographer: Ester Segarra
Details: Kiln-formed, sand carved, deep slumped, hand-finished and polished vessels
This work represents communication. What happens when the unique human ability to use language ..isn't there? Can we still relate?
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Teal Bubble Multilink Necklace
Made in 2016.
It is a 'Teal Bubble Multilink Necklace' made from Lampworked Bullseye glass with Sterling Silver handmade multilink chain and and Teal coloured round faceted cubic zirconia stones.
My work that shows the Relationship between my lampworked glass components and the connection with the Sterling silver jewellery I create to feature it. I always consider the relationship between the colours of glass I choose to combine in each piece also.
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Photographer: Photo by Simon Bruntnell
Details: Deep Vessel
This vessel explores the relationship between dense white and french vanilla and the resultant reaction where these colours touch. I also explored the relationship between opaque glass and light transmittance by providing "windows" using opaline frit. The overall effect allows light to travel through the walls of the vessel and display the interior detail onto the exterior wall; once again showing a relationship between surfaces.
Contact: Rebecca Laister
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Photographer: Igor Ivancic
Details: 25cm x 25cm on a stand of 10cm x 10cm made out of stone
This is a pieces of work examining the loss of the relationship between the artist and her mother who died in a tragic accident. The break of that relationship and how the shock waves of the loss fracture all aspects of her life, where as the deceased person existence is the same.
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Photographer: Carolyn Basing
Details: Kiln cast Bullseye, 7x7x4 cm
The distances between are not always as great as they may appear...
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Biding Her Time
Photographer: Photo by artist
Details: Kiln-Formed Glass, digital photography transfer, enamel
Biding Her Time examines the intimate relationship between man and the natural world.
All digital photography in the piece is the artist's own work and layered between multiple
sheets of glass to give the piece depth and dimension.
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Details: Cut, coloured and fused glass with two layers.
Part of a series on cloning and connectivity.
Contact: Annie Ross
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The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole is called Love
Photographer: Geoff Allwood
Details: Spherical vessel and stopper, in clear crystal, blown to my specification by Bob Crooks. When opened, the caption, in Greek and English, appear on the mating surfaces of the vessel and its stopper.
Inspiration for this work: Plato recounts the story that the gods became angry with mortal beings, and cut everyone in two and cast them adrift in the world and condemned them to search for their "other half"- this is the basis for physical attraction. When the stopper of the vessel is placed in its base, the two halves are re-united in Love
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Words of the Past
Photographer: lourdes zenobi
Details: 40 cm x 27 cm x 7 cm
More than kisses, letters mingle souls; for, thus friends absent speak.
By John Donne’’
Letter: a written or printed communication directed to a person or organisation, usually sent by post in an envelope
A letter is more, so much more. A letter can be magical, it is an inspiration act picking up a pen and cover a piece of paper with your thoughts, desires, promeses and hopes
These letters are from my past, from the times where I received and wrote letters to my loved ones, the times where the relationships were handled more personal but not always better than now
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Photographer: Photograph Simon Camper
Details: Materials: Furnace Worked Glass and Rainbow Slate. Dimensions: D190mm x L580mm x H200mm
Two previously liquid materials are amalgamated to create a frozen moment in time.
Manipulated and textured while hot, the exterior surface alluringly veils the mysterious inclusion, which is provocatively exposed by small carefully situated portholes, which with focused observation allow the viewer to appreciate its private world.
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Look after our Home
Details: standing panel, 300 x 400mm, Bullseye glass
‘Of the 100 million metric tons of plastic produced every year, about 10
million end up in the oceans…
The same greenhouse gases causing climate change are also having disastrous effects on the ocean.
Our oceans are absorbing carbon dioxide, rapidly causing them to become more acidic. This is threatening the habitat of every species that calls the ocean home, particularly vulnerable coral as well as many types of plankton, which form the base of the food chain.’ (Greenpeace)
I had a wonderful weekend snorkelling in Cornwall a few weeks ago, and it just reminded me how beautiful the underwater world is. I felt I had to make something to help bring this threatened environment, on which we all depend, to the attention of us landlubbers. It may be out of sight to us for much of the time, but if we allow it to be out of mind too, we risk destroying this relationship, and with it ourselves.
The Winds That Change Us
Photographer: Sharon Korek
Details: Kiln Sculpted glass with Dichroic accents on Wood base
As we go through life we often come to a crossroad where we have to decide which way to go.
This sculpture imagines the relationship of time, place and which avenue to take.
Size: 40cm x 27cm
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Artist:Richard. T. Roberts
'An Encounter of Curiosity'
Photographer: Simon Bruntnell
Details: Kiln cast Gaffer glass. Approximately 65cm across as seen here.
These pieces were a nightmare to make as I was pushing the medium of glass to its limits. In retrospect they would of been better cast in bronze. I have for a long time been interested in half animal, half human forms, and here I've invented two of my own to join a Minotaur; a Raven-Man and a Fox-Man. These three characters (in fact there was to of been a fourth) were always conceived as a group, having a sort of conversation and yet at the same time eying each other up with curiosity and suspicion.
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Photographer: Tone Orvik
Details: Cast glass, 53 cm (21 inches) tall
To celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, glass collectors Arlene and Norm Silvers commissioned me to do their portrait in the pose in which they had been photographed all these years. They wanted the portrait to show the closeness between them, and to represent that a love affair can last a very long time.
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Earth from behind the moon
Photographer: Beverley Bunn
Details: A 50x50cm framed panel made with Bullseye glass powder on a tekta base
This panel forms part of a series of studies exploring our solar system. In this piece I explore the relationship between our Earth and the Moon - a relationship which seems somewhat one-sided. Here are some of the key features of that relationship:- Scientists argue that if not for the moon providing the necessary conditions to invoke tides in our oceans, the microorganisms that were churned up in the seas and distributed about the earth, would not have reached dry land and been able to evolve - would we as a species exist? the phenomenon of tidal friction also acts as a kind of brake in the speed the earth rotates so helps to keep our days at a constant length. The moon's gravitational force also keeps the earth's axis stable at around 32 degrees - otherwise it could tilt randomly anywhere between upright and 90 degrees - image the North Pole at the equator! This is what gives us our predictable seasons and weather patterns. We have a lot to thank the moon for - In return, the Earth keeps the moon in it's orbit - thank goodness for that!
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A Movement A Moment
Photographer: Nick Claiden
Details: Painted,etched and foiled glass with a watercolour background. 76cm x 50.5cm
A mixture of stained glass and painting incorporating both my disciplines. The background is a watercolour of a walking
figure with phone in hand, with mount board behind a panel comprising coloured glass, painted birds and a running figure
with phone which has been etched.
Part of a series of work about how we now communicate and relate through mobile phones. This piece is also
playing with past relationships and memories and place.
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Artist:Kira Phoenix K\'inan
Photographer: Photograph by : Sylvain Deleu
Details: Bullseye Glass
Attract/Repel captures moments of anticipation through attraction and its counterpointed reaction. Never reaching the other, trajectories converge and stray to and from one another on two frames; one of approach and the second the sudden retreat.
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Photographer: Ian Daisley
Details: Exploring the relationships between man and the industrial landscape of the Peak District
Stained glass lightbox. Painted glass with photographic decals
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Photographer: Keay Edwards
Details: 5" H x 11" W X 8" D Glass, Stone
The ever-changing life of landscape inspires me: in particular, that of my homeland, Israel, and of my present home, Northern California.
This piece explores the relationship between man and the land.
The idea of belonging to a place and feeling at home or feeling uprooted, misplaced.
Experiences of life in a foreign country and starting a new life with all that it entails,
expressed in the tension or harmony created between the glass and the stone.
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'Pinstripe' - Two Piece Sculpture
Photographer: A Charles
Details: Two halves that form a whole
This sculpture was box cast in one piece and divided into two halves. The two pieces can stand alone or be reunited to their original shape adding depth and dimension.
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Photographer: Lois Parker
Details: individually cast vertebrae nested together
Lost wax castings of individual vertebrae using Bullseye casting billet, clear and crystal clear.
Twelve vertebra at 6x5x6cm, nested together 29x5x6cm.
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HOUSE OF SILENCES
Photographer: JACQUELINE H-BOTQUELEN
Details: PÂTE DE VERRE, 4 PANELS, WOOD BOX, LED LIGHT
HOW DO ONE WHO IS EMPECHED BY FORCE( PRISON) OR TRADITIONS, PERCEIVE THE WORLD OUTSIDE.
HOW ARE THE RELATIONS BETWEEN VICTIMS AND GEOLIERS.
HOW CAN RELATIONSHIPS BUILD IN SUCH CONDITIONS?
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Rain by Neguin Navabi
In my country Iran,water Is a crucial element;
goat is a symbol of rain and fertility , and usually we have one year enough precipitation and one year we don t.
I have tried to illustrate this relationship.
I have used lost wax casting method.
Date made: October 2016
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Photographer: Sylvia Galbraith
Details: 12” h x 5” w x 6” d and 12” h x 10” w x 6.5” d.
Kiln-cast and cold-worked glass
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Photographer: Peter Mehta - photograph
Details: 28cm sq bullseye glass; 46cm sq frame
'Liberated Strands' exemplifies a collaborative relationship between three artists from three different disciplines: combining glass, woven strands with skillful presentation.
This piece captures the trilogy of individual layered materials working together perfectly. Suspended strands of coloured glass mimic woven threads, demonstrating the versatility of glass resembling other materials. Creative empathetic mounting and framing delivers the optimum visual character of the glass and strands.
‘Liberated Strands’ is the precursor to an exciting series furthering the connection of these mediums, using appropriate colours to echo the four seasons, to thus be in relationship, linking the past to the present and to the future.
Linda Scott - glass
Joanne Aylwin - hand weaving
Lyn Hall - mounting/framing
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"Winter Garden" - We've been happy together a long time ...
Photographer: Samantha Schmid
Details: Height 30 cm, width 45 cm, depth 30 cm
Cut, sandblasted, polished, bonded float class - old couple made from natural fibers
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“Celebration of love”
Details: Stained-glass panel, 150mm x 150mm x 50 mm
For me, to be in a relationship is not just about being in love, it is about sharing something special and by doing this feeling connected, as if becoming one. This could be lovers, family, a friendship, or other less tangible things.
Furthermore, my panels are not only linked stylistically but are an evolution of thoughts and ideas where one feeds into another. This evolution comes from my skills that I seek continually to build, as well as influences from other professionals that I have worked with, and friends that I have made during my career. This helps me to gradually insert realistic elements such as the life drawing panels. These aim to show how a natural body, in the simplest way, is beautiful, and to help some women to reconnect with their relationship with their body.
Finally, the relationship between myself and my family is of great importance and permeates my work. This is seen in the last projects which celebrate love, focusing on the 50th wedding anniversaries of my grandparents. The biggest influences on me are my grandmothers, as they are examples of the woman I dream to be, elegant, honest, loving, caring and strong. This is manifest in my art, which is strong in contrast and the composition, elegant in the detail, honest in the story and loving and caring in the techniques and materials I use.
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Relationship means Responsibility
Photographer: Charmaine Manning
Details: Kiln cast Newts egg wrapped in Silver leaf
This sculpture is inspired by Great Crested Newts decline due to loss of habitat through human intervention. I was especially moved when I learned that the female newts lay up to 300 eggs and wraps each one individually in a leaf for protection.
The egg is made out of bullseye glass to represent fragility. My preference to kiln cast rather than blow the glass proved challenging, in keeping the yolk as a separate entity without losing its shape.
The leaf was formed from copper sheet using a technique called anticlastic raising, using only a hammer and stake to persuade the metal into opposing itself by stretching the edges more than the centre forming an undulating organic form. It was then subsequently silver plated to signify how precious this species is.
Lastly it was secured to the leaf to give the impression of soon being wrapped into its folds for protection and mounted on black slate.
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Woman by Maria Delosantos
Technique: ?? Pâte de Verre
Dimensions: high 30 cm
Widgh 23 cm
Year : 2017
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How the Scots do it
Photographer: Teddy Devereux
Details: fused glass powder print, 42 cm x 32 cm x 4 cm (framed)
I saw this saying on the outside wall of the modern parliament building in Edinburgh and created this piece based on it.
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Photographer: Mare Saare
Details: 27 X 23 X 10 CM
Glass powders & beeswax; fused, assembled. Relationship between two
materials - natural and artificial; Honouring bees, calling out for saving them.
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Photographer: Natalie-Samantha Collins
Details: Trio based on the differing effect of mental health on individuals
This trio was created all from identical moulds with identical inclusions and quantities of glass via a pot melt. Each piece was then worked with respect to the differences rather than to create identical pieces.
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Turning into a Bear
Photographer: Photography by Video Hasari
Details: 2016-2017 kiln cast glass, cold worked and polished 9,5 x 9 x 12,5 cm
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Photographer: Martin Cheek
Details: Media: My own hand made murrini and glass fusions, dichroic glass, Sicis Iridium Size: Overall dimensions: 40 cm x 40 cm
In spring a young peacock’s mind turn to what he’s been thinking about all winter and by the summer his tail has grown long enough and beautiful enough to attract a wife! He uses his tail to completely embrace the peahen, givingher no choice but to fall in love with him.
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I am interested in the attitude of the human to the environment, to the human being and the interaction between them. Our lives are full of emotions, which are otherwise hidden from the eyes, but ubiquitous, permeating us, determining and leading our lives. All the time, we consciously or unconsciously weave invisible threads and intervene in space and time. I portrayed these interactions in my work. Transparent glass, which can be airborne, surrounds or twists around two heavy, static black forms and illustrates the relationship between them. It can connect them, but it can also create a constant tension between them.
Photographer: Priska Jacobs
Details: Corecasting, Front polished, 17 x 26 x 17 cm
Friendship - a precious good which we should handle with care
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Photographer: Anne Freeman
Details: Vessels measuring 20-22cm high. Made from Bullseye French Vanilla and Egyptian Blue, using the Venetian roll up technique.
These vessels were designed and crafted using Bullseye glass and the venetian roll up technique. We then blew the vessels out as far as the glass would allow. Initially starting with 20cm by 17cm glass tiles composing of a total of 4 layers of glass - 3 tekta and 1 coloured, plus corresponding stringers for the lineage structure.
I wanted to look at the relationship and reactions within 2 particular Bullseye colours when used in a roll up technique. For my degree show, I had also been designing based on mechanical structures such as building cranes.
The vessel with French Vanilla background had Egyptian Blue stringers used for the lineage. After full fusing, these remained blue, after several reheats in the glory hole, the colour started to change and became a smokey brown and started to distort at the edges.
The vessel with Egyptian blue background was treated in the same manner and the relationship between the 2 colours did not distort or change, despite many reheats in the glory hole.
These results are leading me into the studies for my Masters in Glass - to explore the reactions and relationships between various 'ingredients' such as sulpher, lead, copper and more.
I also need to give due credit to our Plymouth College of Art glass technician, Lawrence West, for helping me to complete the roll up process and blow the vessels out.
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Photographer: Juraj Ladziansky
Details: 16 (w) x 37 (h) x 21 (d)
The Idiosyncrasies series is about celebrating memories through the presentation or re-creation of important objects.
My inspiration is drawn from profound personal occurrences. This piece is in tribute to my late Nanna.
Her collection of magnets, her love of tea and incredibly hospitable nature are all celebrated through this piece.
A hand blown and sculpted glass teapot standing beside a glass teacup. These objects are not only in relationship with each
other because of their common purpose involving tea, but serve as a sentimental materialisation of a relationship I shared with my grandparent.
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Details: 38cm circle
layers of glass fused with paint, powders and frit using different temperatures to achieve
different surfaces. Commissioned by poet Rosie Jackson from her poem Night Sky which
Is about the relationship between humans and stars after a bereavement and thoughts
of everlasting life in astral form.
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Fire and Ice, Relationship between man and the elements
Fire and Ice, Relationship between man and the elements
As the fire melts the ice, so the ice quenches the fire. Our relationship with these elements is one of our greatest steps forward in evolution.
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Details: Cast glass. 30 X 20 X 7cm
Most of my work plays on the relationship between texture and highly polished surfaces.
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Artist:Henrik Svarrer Larsen (Denmark & Sweden).
Photographer: Glassmakers: H. S. Larsen & Peter Kuchinke. Photographer: H.S.Larsen
Details: Hot formed and cut.
From an ongoing study of optical interplay.
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Photographer: Margaret Foster
Details: Height 17.5cms
A pair of rabbits - lost wax casting.
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Artist:Denise mt Basso
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The shared rhythm of Words, Music and Architecture
Photographer: Denise Mt Basso
Details: Triptych Wall Sculpture Dimensions: 3No. 500 x 500 x 100 mm. Etched letterforms to blue on clear and blue on turquoise Saint-Just flashed glass, in two layers of three sandblasted low iron clear white glass panels.
‘Fragments of Blue’ is a three verse poem by Ray Bradley, and an interpretation in visual calligraphy by Denise mt Basso. The Glass Triptych is a postscript to her ‘Fragments of Lives’ North Aisle Screens to the grade 1 listed, 12th Century (1129) St James Priory Church, Bristol, (http://www.bradleybasso.com/portfolio/st-james-priory-bristol/ ) which embodies distinct musical connotation mirroring the human life progression.
As music, the steady relentless visual crescendo in the North Aisle develops its apparent weightlessness, the counterpoint, in the most complex and fragmented section, to regain and adapt to adagio, a newer calmer pace towards the altar (image 2)
Architecturally, columns of deep blasted and etched text establish a weave of rhythmic crescendo towards the altar to visually complement the Norman grandeur of St James. The Blackletter script of the Gutenberg bible (1450s), its Textualis and Schwabacher, the horizontal lines of vertical strokes gives the impression of a woven structure of light.
The apparent opposites of ‘fragmentation’ and ‘re-assembling’ visually and conceptually explore man’s struggle towards Wholeness, ‘the quality or state of being whole, entire, or sound’.
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Love Letter - please come home again
Photographer: Johnny Korkmann
Details: Fused glass, screen printed with enamels.
The lady's love letter, behind the poppy, was written during the second world war. Her husband did come home, and when he died 30 years later he still carried the letter in his wallet. The reverse of the glass shows the lady's portrait.
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Photographer: Warren King photography
Details: Lost wax and cold worked. Each ring approx 10cm X 3cm total 15cm X 10cm X 10cm
I made 2 sets of linked rings. The first for a wedding present, cut and polished to the nth degree. All whole and sparkly. The second set "Still Together" had broken but not such that the rings could be separated. I rejoiced at this and continued to cold work the rings in a rough manner although the surfaces of the break received a lot of attention to try to make the most out of them. The individual rings are not perfect and have sustained damage yet are inseparable, still together - In Relationship
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Details: 27mm H 9 mm W 7mm D bone incased in glass with copper wire
Bones have always interested me. How they fit together and make us work whether animal insect bird or human. To look at the intricate form and what it can do. A lot of my design turns out to be based on the bone although I am not thinking of them at the time. You cannot work with out one another no this is my base for in relationship as we need one another to make a good world.
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Swarm - Krista Israel
Photographer: Steven van Kooijk Photography
Details: Kilncasting combined with pâte de verre, Bullseye glasspowder, frit, cullet, plaster, 7 x 14 x 6.5 cm each
'Swarm' questions the rapid human population growth, the challenges
it may pose concerning food and clean water resources, for future generations.
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Photographer: Photography Mike Coles
Details: sand cast glass mounted on welsh slate
This piece was inspired by a visit to the Hockney exhibition at Tate Britain and relates to his dual portraits.
I have focussed on the interaction between the two women.
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Photographer: Adriana Garcia
Details: Bullseye glass and frits, two panels 35(W) x49cm(H)
Day and Night - they meet, they fight for space and finally become one. Light and shadow are part of the same nature, yet they differ. This is the same with people, coming from the most diverse cultures and parts of the world, who have travelled for miles like a piece of driftwood. Yet they get together and become attracted to each other.
The era BC770 to BC221 in ancient China was well-known by bronzes and other top achievements in Chinese history, such as philosophy or free ideology. My “BC” series was inspired by the bronzes of ancient China, so I explored the relation of glass and copper in my works from 2005. Glass can integrate with other materials like the harmonious connection between my heart and glass. The series pieces try to describe the spirit of that era and also respect for that period.
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Photographer: Samantha Donaldson
Details: Blown and Coldworked Glass
Continually inspired by the beauty, infinite variety and elemental link to the past, rocks, minerals and fossils have always fascinated me and assisted me with the development of my new pieces.
Vitreous Minerals share the wonderous lustre of glass, some exhibiting unusual optical phenomena, displaying luminous bands of changing colour, which appear to move as each specimen rotates.
Exaggerating the fluidity that cultivates so many surprises within blown glass, exemplifies the feeling that originally attracted me to work with this material.
I set out to create a relationship between two forms in my 'Merging Minerals'. By marrying an entwined pair, I have truly created something encouragingly thrilling to slice through.
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Kate and Belle
Photographer: Andrew Barcham
Details: Cast Blackwood Lead Crystal 20cm X 14cm X 10cm
This sculpture was initially carved from clay and then open cast using Australian Blackwood Crystal.
The work is part of a series that investigates emotional interiors.
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Broken China Bowls
Photographer: Ester Segarra
Details: 14.4cm hx 14.8cm diam, blue glass overlaid on clear crystal, blown to my design by Potter Morgan Glass. 6.1kg. Cut, polished and engraved 2013
inspired by a heap of broken blue white ceramic shards from a 12th Century Korean shipwreck seen in the Museum of Japanese History in Chiba, near Tokyo. Blue white china is universally loved and the relationship between Japanese, Chinese, Dresden, Dutch and British ceramics are close. My bowl is made up from all of them. A lover steals over a high wall, only to be caught by his lover's angry father.
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Photographer: Angus Corbett
Details: 30cm Diameter x 8cm Depth
Spirits of the ether run rampant with emotional fervour.
Together they combine into waves of colour.
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Shadows in the Sea
Photographer: Ester Segarra
Details: Sand cast glass with copper inclusions on limestone, 23 x 20 x 4 cm
The copper figures' bases are cast inside the glass, holding them in the 'sea'.
The copper has been patinated into interesting patterns by the heat of the glass.
They are a group or a family, standing together through adversity, having to work together.
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Photographer: Photographer: Jo Hounsome
Details: Vitreous enamel monoprint on glass 45 x 37 cm framed
From a series of ongoing explorations into abstraction using monoprint on glass, this piece remains untitled but was conceived as a meeting of two colours, two forms, it is about their relationship.
Artist:Dina Priess dos Santos
from the Wunderkammer
Details: H19xW24xD18cm core casted glass and aluminum
part of my growing Wunderkammer collection
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Photographer: Gail Turbutt
Details: Kiln cast glass. 10cm W x 45cm H x 1cm D in Acrylic base
The interactions of flora and fauna fascinate me, and I like to explore this connection in my work.
However the most important aspect of all my designs is the relationship within the glass of the surface designs interaction with light, and how with the right layering of textures and mark making the design can create animation in the design. It is my relationship with glass and it’s relationship with light that is being explored, expanded upon and nurtured in every piece I make.
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Water and Willow 2 bowl set
Photographer: Joanne Green
Details: 30cm diameter
A set of 2 kilnformed bowls which fit perfectly together in a unique relationship. The bottom bowl represents water, with fused waves and engraved wording whilst the top bowl is screenprinted to represent willow. The two bowls are slumped together to create the perfect pair
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Photographer: Lisa Pettibone
Details: Fused, slumped and glued glass 20 x 20 x 10cm
In this small sculpture I'm able to play with the relationship between 2D and 3D in describing space and form.
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Artist:Ana Laura Quintana
The oceans are my inspiration. Through my work I try to share what I see, my sensations, my dreams, but also my concern for them and their life. They need our protection... We still have time to make the "choice"... no blue, no green. No water, no life.
Photographer: Luciano Garetto
Details: Techniques: pâte de verre, casting. Glass: Bullseye frit, powders and billet. Dimensions: 26 x 20 x 7cm high
This glass work is made with the pâte de verre and casting techniques.
I like to start the work modeling it in clay. Is then when I try to share my feelings. As a diver, I love the oceans, is where I find peace and through this piece I try to express my concern for them and their life. They need our protection...We still have time to make the "choice"...No blue, no green. No water, no life.
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Finding the Balance
Details: 33x33 cm framed, Bullseye glass
This piece of 'Finding the Balance' reflects the search for connections in human relationships.
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Pots of Emotion
Photographer: Brett Manley
Details: Stencilled, handworked frit, recycled, drop out glass.Cold worked.
Pots of emotion inspired by loss and grief. Worked through while
making. Each pot a continuation of the other and kept in that order to keep the story flowing.
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Email:Island Photo Joe
Safe at Home
Photographer: Image by Island Photo Joe
Details: Written, engraved and blown by Dominic Fonde.
Safe at Home.
“What time will you be home?”
“Not sure. Late. Sorry. I’ll try not to wake you when I get in”.
He always promised and he did his best but at least half the time he woke her. He often ended up working late. She could picture him in his office, watching the screen of the computer, shifting stocks and shares, earning his keep. She meanwhile would retire to bed early, a necessity as her shift at the hospital dragged her out of bed when the world was still shrouded in pre-dawn grey. But she would not really sleep. Not deeply anyway. She would be listening. He would be as good as his word and slip in quietly through the door, doing his best not to wake hear but there was always a tell tale sign that she heard that told her he had arrived home.
In the alcove just to the left of the door was a glass bowl. Small, clear, cheaply, even amateurishly made, it served as the receptacle for their keys and it rang, in a small and cheap sounding way whenever either of them deposited their keys into it. She had picked it up at a jumble sale not long after they were married. It was a charity event organised by a friend and she had bought it not out of any liking for its shape or aesthetic but because it was cheap and allowed her to support the cause without going out of pocket. It had rattled around their house for a month or two, pressed into service first of all holding various things like paperclips or small change, then finally it found its true purpose holding their keys.
Neither of them remarked on this. Neither was consciously aware of the sound their keys made clinking against the glass. The bowl was a detail in their lives. Insignificant in that it was an unloved item but important in that it was one of the hooks on which the threads that bound them together were tangled. Always there was a lessening of ten
Photographer: Jo Howell
Details: Mould blown glass, cut and polished, and UV mounted on float glass.
This sculpture is a representation of the way people can think in an ephemeral way and also be distracted from their flow of thought.
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Photographer: Photo by Mei Lim
Details: Sandcast glass with wire inclusions and papercut background
14 x 20 x 3.5 cm, 1.9kg.
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Guardians of the Countryside
Photographer: Photograph by Frances Lloyd
Details: 14cm x 18cm freestanding curve
The British countryside is enhanced by its innumerable beautiful trees.
This piece represents the relationship between the tree and the surrounding landscape,
and in turn, the tree's relationship with the wildlife it supports.
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Photographer: Naomi Frances
Details: Copper foil sculpture with shell and glass inclusions H20cm x W14
My work is an exploration of the relationship between texture and colour in the natural world. This piece was inspired by the summer storms on the South Coast of England, the shapes the waves make as they rise and fall and the scooping up and throwing down of the stones and the shells.
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'And then there were two'
Photographer: Roland Paschhoff
Details: 520mm x 435mm x 100mm
Painted, engraved and leaded stained glass panel in lightbox.
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A Sense of Community II
Photographer: David Reekie
Details: Lost wax cast glass and painted wood.
The UK Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher said in 1987 that there is no such thing as society and then her government proceeded to destroy working communities throughout United Kingdom.
We now live in a world weakened by the lack of strong communities leading to trouble both here in the UK and abroad.
With this in mind we now have a society that is made up of divided communities with a lack of understanding of each other’s needs.
It is important that there should be a coming together encouraged by a programme of help and reconstruction in these communities to bring people together.
These thoughts have inspired this series, A Sense of Community, of figures coming together and holding on and reflecting on what is happening around them.
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