WHAT INSPIRES YOU?- PART OF OUR CGS ‘LOCKDOWN’ SERIES 3/6
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?- PART OF OUR CGS ‘LOCKDOWN’ SERIES 3/6
As part of our CGS Lockdown Series of Online Glass Exhibitions, we put a call out for CGS members to submit an image of something that inspires them.
This online exhibition will be a follow-up to the show that Cathryn Shilling co-curated with us 3 weeks ago. We are hoping that you will have been inspired by Cathryn’s talk (the link to her Zoom presentation can be found in a recent CGS bulletin).
“Inspiration. It motivates us. Directs us. Shapes us and influences us in ways we may not be consciously aware of. ”
Her show is here: https://www.cgs.org.uk/exhibitions/which-inspires-us-cathryn-shilling
So, what inspires you as an artist? Motivates or directs your work? Is there an image that represents that?
13 CGS selected glass artists that submitted an image for consideration.
The show was launched on 23rd July 2020
Launched on:23rd July 2020
Photographer: ANNITA MCKEE
Details: IMAGE TAKEN ON A DIVE IN FUERTEVENTURA
I am inspired by the underwater world, its sea life, forms and how colours change with light and depth. My experiences scuba diving help develop ideas. I take sculptures and a camera on every dive to interact with the environment and creatures like octopus. The beauty of what lies beneath is a never ending source of inspiration. I stage mini psychological scenarios underwater, s
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What Inspires Me
Photographer: Rebecca Medrano
I have been inspired by possessions left by my english grandmother Eva. During the Blitz in 1941, my two aunts aged five and ten years old were killed during enemy action. Luckily my grandmother and father survived. Very few items were saved from the house, a baby's dress, two irons and with these I have included photographs and condolence cards. These everyday objects tell a personal story and have led me to explore my famil
Lady of the Lake
Photographer: Nicholas Rutherford
Details: Dartington imbiber glass.
Cold glass designs work best for me if I can find a good subject to match the shape. The base of a glass can be a bonus to match the topic.
I window shop for blanks and wait for ideas. In this case the stem with flared top. Then I went to the post office to find a suitably British subject to work from.
A diamond point stipple pen works well with time and care. Exhibited as not for
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Photographer: Alison Vincent
Details: Inspiration for my new hot sculpted glass collection
This is a very inspirational place for me having sailed from mainland Norway over 500 nautical miles through storms to the tranquil beauty yet savageness of Hornsund.
This particular mountain differs from every other around it and uniquely appears to defy gravity.
I am struck by the peace yet beautiful wilderness of this area and am intrigued also by what lies b
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Photographer: Gary Fovargue
One of the things that inspires me is Nature, that makes me lucky as that means I’m inspired by everything around me. I’m inspired by the larger natural world, wildlife, natural habitats, plant and tree life, microbes, the large and the small, insects, seasons and all parts that make up the glorious natural world that we live in.
This picture is a montage of photos taken in my garden on 26th July 2020. Of course a great benefit of
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Photographer: Linda Norris
The genius loci of Pembrokeshire, the place where I live, inspires me.
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Photographer: Fiona Fawcett
My work is inspired by the maritime environment and landscape. The energy and power of glaciation has always fascinated me. On the surface, glaciers may appear dormant but they are constantly moving and developing. They are dynamic, carving the landscape beneath them. In Iceland the thermal, metamorphic activity of the earth combines with the frozen glacial landscape creating sculptural forms within the glacial mass. The results of volca
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Photographer: Paul Mellor
Details: Kiln carved bullseye with gold leaf detail in channels in a Larch frame with pine dowelling and found sea glass and pebbles 21 cm x 15 cm x 10 cm ine dowelling and found sea glass and pebbles 21 w x w
I'm Inspired by my love of the sea and beaches.The yellow sunny glass with golden rivulets
of tide, the strong straight larch break waters dowelled for strength, found sea glass and
pebbles complete the picture coming from our memor
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What Inspires You?
Photographer: Mona Craven
Details: What Inspires You?
Glass is something we touch every day.
When we open a window, touch our smartphone screen, or drink our favourite drink, our relationship with Glass has never been as close as it is today.
Glass is an amazingly versatile material.
What inspires me is a desperate passion learn about Glass and what part in the recycling process we, as Artists's, can play.
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The beginning of creation
Photographer: Alfredo Iorio
Details: Tesco bought coconut, fused glass plate, rice, decaying leaves
Since childhood, the Indian ritual of "breaking the coconut" to mark auspicious beginnings fascinates me - the act of destruction considered necessary before creation can start. Similar to the cyclical nature of seasons , it highlights that existence too is cyclical. Thus death is a source of rebirth and renewal; the preciousness of existence is enha
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Ancient Egyptian Ushabti
Photographer: Teresa Chlapowski
Details: Wooden, @20 cm high @1200 BC
I have been interested in ancient Egyptian art ever since the first Tutankhamun exhibition came to London 1972 when I was a teenager: The synthesis of form, the almost cartoon-like stylized figures that are so easily readable and yet are imbued with so much meaning! 20 years ago I finally managed to buy this ancient Ushabti figure (which would have been put in a tomb as a serv
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Unable to get to my workshop during the outbreak of the pandemic, I have been spending the time looking after my family and home-schooling my two children.
I still felt the need to be creative and decided to challenge myself by a daily drawing from my garden. As it was early Spring when I began, it was a rare privilege to be able to spend time watching Spring flowers, plants and the trees coming into bloom. I decided to develop some of the tree dr
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