TAKING FLIGHT (BIRDS)
Artist:Richard T Roberts
Photographer:Richard T Roberts
Photographer: Richard Roberts
Details: Fused 'Bullseye' glass, powders & glassline pen & sandblasted. 32H x 48W cm.
These birds are on Cornwall's coat of arms but had for a period become extinct in the county.
But they have returned with the help of a re-introduction scheme, which also coincided with wild birds moving in from Brittany by their own accord.
They are real characters and seem to enjoy flying and tumbling for the sheer joy of it.
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Photographer: Simon Alderson
Details: Plaster carving, pate de verre
A plaster batt is carved then infilled with powdered frit then covered with a coarser frit to capture the movement of the bird in this delicate fragile piece
Photographer: Lesley Pyke
Details: hand engraved (drill) lidded bowl
A large lidded bowl I hand engraved for a lovely elderly lady client who had a large
collection of my work, most of which she commissioned. Sadly she passed away last year. RIP Audrey Haddingham.
Details: 27cmH x26cmWx17cm D
Lost wax cast glass with found object
Throughout history humankind has had a deep and often mystical relationship with birds. They have been seen as Innocent companions and for tellers of our future. In this series this innocence is questioned. The bird in these pieces has become a symbol for unreliability and mistrust in our society suggestive of how information can be used against us. In each piece you are unsure if the relationship or conversation is all that it seems. Is the bird a passive listener or an agent who will misuse the information being relayed?
The strange little ceramic figurines or found objects I have used have a dark innocence of their own. Although they are mass produced and quickly hand painted in a spontaneous way, they have a quality and colour tone that lends itself well to this new body of work.
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Seagulls over Polzeath
Details: Fused glass, approx 750 x 350mm
Part of work in progress on a pair of entry doors for a house in Polzeath. The land and sky are separate pieces of glass, waterjet cut and fitted together. This is the first time I have had glass cut by waterjet, and it has great possibilities, once you learn to communicate with the machine!
9am Sunday morning
Photographer: Dominic Fonde
Details: Drill engraved on sheet glass size A3
Birds have fascinated me for a long time and have appeared consistently in my artwork since 2010. They are the wild animal that we have the most contact with on a day-to-day basis. Sparrows, crows, magpies, robins, sea gulls and pigeons all share our urban spaces often with very little fear or even regard for us, yet they remain utterly wild and undomesticated.
This image is a case in point. One Sunday morning, walking though the centre of Kobe I encountered a man, punk rock skinny, reeking of cigarettes and whisky and eyes that were just dark pits after staying up all night long. Everything about him spelled trouble. He acted as if he owned the street, until he startled one of gigantic crows that inhabit all Japanese side streets. Unperturbed, the crow showed us who was really the boss.
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Photographer: Jane Ballard
Details: Fused multi-layered panel
Individual birds of dichroic, iridised, coloured, clear and textured glass, overlaid into a swooping flock.
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Photographer: Samantha Schmid
Details: Height 32 cm - width 30 cm - depth 30 cm
- glass sculpture made 2015 in honor of the Jordanian mercy flight pilot captured in 2014 by ISIS and burnt alive in an iron cage.
- 6 mm clear float glass - sandblasted, colored, bonded, in 3 parts
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Artist:Emma Butler-Cole Aiken
Photographer:Emma Butler-Cole Aiken
Photographer: Emma Butler-Cole Aiken
Details: Vulturine Guineafowls
Fused English Antique Glass birds mounted on stainless steel bases so can be placed out of doors
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Photographer: Jan O'Highway
Details: Bullseye glass, fused with steel insert, painted background, acrylic
Mixed media, approx 12' wide.
There is a story here.... something emerging....
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Photographer: Flora Jamieson
Details: Stained glass panel using recycled and mouth blown glasses.
12" x 12"
Not available for sale but commissions taken.
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Photographer: Graham Turner
Details: Leaded Lights, Carved and Painted.
Inspired by the client's wish for a bedroom window depicting swallows.
The brief: Swallows in landscape of pale pink and blue hues.
Height 900mm W600mm.
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Photographer: Brett Manley
Details: Intricately cut fused and slumped.
38 x 8 cm. Fused Spectrum glass.
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A Fountain of Pigeons
Photographer: Nick Claiden
Details: Foiled and Painted Glass
This piece is painted and foiled and hangs from a chrome chain. It is 30cm by 29cm.
It takes as its inspiration Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire.
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Mummy and Baby
Photographer: Catherine Mahe
Details: Kilnformed Glass birds on a solid oak base
These birds are made of 3 layers of Bullseye glass with legs made of copper wire inserted in a base of solid oak.
The design is inspired by Scottish tartan.
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Photographer: Gay Hutchings
Details: 36 cm high (inc stand) x 10 cm wide
Fused glass in acrylic stand
Photographer: Kevin Greenfield
Details: Sandblasted 24% lead crystal bowl 21 cm diameter, 21 cm high.
Tall bowl hand blown in 24%lead crystal with new blue casing. Sandblasted decoration of individually drawn birds and bugs.
Contact: Julia Linstead
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Photographer: Photographer Oriel Hicks
Details: Fused glass sculpture based on the flight of seabirds
Bullseye glass, fused and textured. Overall height 400mm, set in a wood base.
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Details: Cast glass, wedge form, height 28cm
Cast glass, wedge form, height 28cm
Photographer: Paul Mellor
Details: Recycled glass,found steel and copper wires
This piece of work depicts three crow skulls to acknowledge the macabre rural practice of hanging the corpse of dead crows on barb wire fencing to discourage other crows from attacking lambs
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Artist:Joanna Hedley Blaylock
Photographer:Joanna Hedley Blaylock
Photographer: Joanna Hedley Blayloc
Details: fused glass Bird brooches 3 cm x 3 cm
individually fused and painted quirky bird brooches, ready to take flight!
Title: Oxford Wildlife Triptych (Detail: Central Panel)
Photographer: Martin Cheek
Details: Title: Oxford Wildlife Triptych Original Mosaic Media: Hand made glass fusions, Mexican smalti, Vitreous Glass Dimensions: 104 x 45cm / 104 x 44cm / 104 x 95cm Date: 2014 Private Commission Description; The brief for this private commission was simple –
Description: The brief for this private commission was simple
– to depict the wildlife and surroundings of Oxford.
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Feathering the Nest (detail)
Photographer: Pippa Stacey
Details: Gilded,printed and fused glass panel
'Feathering the Nest' panel was created as part of the recent Teepee Glass show at Ely Stained Glass Museum 'TP10YRS'
The panel measures 10inches square and features 10 gilded feathers - celebrating our glass group's 10 year anniversary
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Clear blown and cold worked glass on a dark mirrored base.
Photographer: Esta Seggara
Details: Length32cm. Ht.16cm. Width22. Base-Length55cm. W.42cm. Ht.6mm.
This is a clear blown glass form which has been carved and textured using diamond and carborundum
wheels and sandblasting. The piece was then partially fire polished and selectively re-textured and
hand polished to maximise the surface variation.
The dark mirrored base is hand cut to complement and reflect the clear glass form.
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Photographer: Wendy Newhofer
Details: Float glass with inclusions of metal leaf and wire set into slate base. 34 cm high
A move towards more sculptural work, but still using wire to create form and pattern.
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Photographer: Lois Parker
Details: double sided powder drawing on 4mm Bullseye tekta, 30cm x 30cm
Powder with sgraffito and water droplets on one side, outline of plummenting hawk on the other side. Low fired to preserve texture.
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Birds on a wire
Details: Fused and painted glass
Float glass painted with black glass paint and coloured enamels and fused onto wire
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Artist:Jan Simpson and Alison Smith
Excerpt from the St Francis of Assisi Stained Glass Panel
Photographer: Koru Arts
Details: 40 x 40 cm
Fused and handpainted glass depicting a kingfisher on the side of the river. Using fused glass in a multilayered, three dimensional way, the kingfisher is then handpainted and fired using traditional glass painting techniques.
Contact: Jan Simpson
Details: Fused powdered glass for face detail then foiled and soldered into panel.
Measures approx. 5" x 5". Commission made to fit into the wooden door of an old gypsy caravan.
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Photographer: Margaret Foster
Details: Feathers engraved on both sides of a disc of optical glass
Feathers swirling in the breeze.
Dimensions: Disc 20cms diameter, 2cms width, in integral metal base.
Feathers: drill engraved.
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Up Above The Blue Hills
Photographer: Moira Williams
Details: Fused glass panel with printed wings
34 x 16 cms
Bullseye glass, powders, enamels
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Photographer: Linda Norris
Details: Cast Glass, oil paint, cord. 2015
This piece is inspired by my residency at Skokholm Island Bird Observatory. At the observatory birds are ringed as part of the British Trust for Ornithology bird ringing scheme, which provides vital information about bird migration and survival globally.
Once the birds have been caught, they are placed in cloth bags for a short time to keep them calm and protected while they wait to be ringed, weighed and measured.
It is always exciting to see what bird comes out of the bag and I decided to make a piece which revealed the bird inside the bag.
This piece is part of a series which is currently in progress.
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Photographer: Erlend Tait
Details: Mouth-blown flashed glass, enamel paint, lead. 62cm x 30cm
Interior stained glass window, private residence, Ullapool.
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Photographer: Anne Somers
Details: Fused Glass Woodpecker mounted on wood
The woodpecker is made from Artista Desag glass cut and fused, then mounted on a stainless steel fitting and fixed to a wooden base. A separate glass background completes
the piece, which stands 30cm high x 10cm deep x 8 cm wide
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Photographer: Ester Segarra
Details: Blown glass, height 230mm, width 225mm
Inspired by the ornament & traditions of English 19th century cameo glass, my 'Cameo Series'
follows the familiar motif of the bird as it escapes from its 19th century scenery and explores new
surroundings. Decorative floral motifs, inspired by original cameo designs, have been infiltrated by
modern day imagery.
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Autumn Songbirds - Detail
Photographer: Si Mitchell
Details: 40 x 75cm - Mirror mounted glass panel
Kiln carved glass panel with gold leaf detail.
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August (from series "All the Year Round")
Photographer: K Coleman
Details: 11cm h x 17.5cm diam, smoke grey glass overlaid on clear lead crystal, blown to my design by Potter Morgan Glass
H11 x D17.5cm, smoke grey glass overlaid on clear lead crystal, blown to my design by Potter Morgan Glass, cut, polished and wheel engraved 2015. In August the nesting swallows have hatched their young and by the end of the month are clustering together, preparing for the long flight south for the winter. A strong light will throw a black shadow of the bowl with white birds, a very satisfying contrast to the bowl colours.
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Photographer:Sarah Davis 2016
Photographer: Copyright: Sarah Davis 2016
Details: Kiln carved, sandblasted and painted glass panel
This bird was created as part of a triptych for an exhibition at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK. The design was intended to capture the strength and elegance of the hundreds of swans which visit the reserve every year, often travelling thousands of miles over land and sea. The use of kiln carving and sandblasting enabled the lightness of feathers to be portrayed giving a 3D effect on a two dimensional panel. Size approx. 650mm x 600mm.
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Photographer: Ester Segarra
Details: Kiln formed glass cane with patinated cast bronze eggs. 17cm x 17cm x 9cm
For this body of work I bring together strand upon strand of fine glass cane which I then work with in many, many layers, turning them into a deep and complex bowls. The final form of the piece is of something familiar, found in nature, yet the use of glass adds the dimension of surprise for this container for new life. The fragile vessel nestling eggs cast from enduring bronze.
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Photographer: Judith Menges - Transparent Images Glass Designs
Details: 300mm - wall-hung glass
300mm - Wall mounted, Kiln Formed 'Glass Art' -
Made entirely from glass frits and powder, with raised and tactile surfaces.
As the light on the surface of the images increases the pebbles at the bottom
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Photographer: Martins Plume
Details: Layered glass monumental sculpture (2500x600x500mm)
We can only experience and appreciate a tranquil state once we have been thourgh a storm… It is a state as fine and as purposeful as a bird's feather…
Feather, by large, consists of two complementing, yet structurally very distinctive parts: the solid and the plastic. The solid part is central. It is the constructive element yielding a profound force which allows maintaining flight for long distances. The plastic, visually light part represents the human desire for flight, for freedom. Haven't you caught yourself envying a free flying bird, wondering where you'd fly, if only you could?
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TAKING FLIGHT (BIRDS)
60 members were selected from a wide range of entries for this gallery exhibition themed around birds, or work that is influenced by birds.
The show was launched on 18th March 2016.
Thank you to all those members that entered work. We had a large number of entries for this show and it was super to see so many members take an interest.
Launched on:18th March 2016
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