Portfolio

A big part of my sculptural creative development has involved materials I rarely use now.
Glass is a material I fell in love with and it has been the work I have exhibited most.
For now at least, I have stopped developing new work in glass indefinitely.
Ceramics on the other hand has been part of my creative process on and off for many more years than glass, and I occasionally return to making small batches of work in various clay types.

Glass and clay are very interconnected – clay for model making in glass and glass powders make glazes for ceramics.

Portfolio

A big part of my sculptural creative development has involved materials I rarely use now.
Glass is a material I fell in love with and it has been
the work I have exhibited most.
For now at least, I have stopped developing
new work in glass indefinitely.
Ceramics on the other hand has been part of my creative process on and off for many more years than glass, and I occasionally return to making small batches of work in various clay types.

Glass and clay are very interconnected – clay for model making in glass and glass powders make glazes for ceramics.

Glass

From college to university, my glass making days have taken an indefinite break. However, they are a very important part of my creative history and the star of my most important exhibitions.

Techniques include fusing, slumping, blowing, kiln-casting, sand-casting, sandblasting and surface decoration.

Journeys Collection

Kiln-cast glass degree collection using the lost wax process. Exhibited in the West Midlands, London and Oxfordshire.

My Cinderella Story, 2012

Photography by Simon Bruntnell

Journeys Collection, 2012

Photography by Simon Bruntnell

Journeys Footprints, 2012

Photography by Simon Bruntnell

Journeys Feet, 2012

Photography by Simon Bruntnell

Journeys Combination, 2012

Photography by Simon Bruntnell

Glass Blowing

Using plaster moulds to form the shape or details of the outside of the glass.

Cookie Jar, 2009

Experimental textures created relief plaster moulds for blowing onto.

Unique Manufacture, 2011

One plaster mould, four unique pieces.
Photography by Simon Bruntnell

Dancing Bexa Lamps, 2010

Two cylindrical lampshades with screen-printed decals.

Kiln-Forming & Cold-Working

Techniques ranging from cut or crushed glass fusing, slumping, sandblasting, wire inclusions and screen printing directly or with decals. Occasional mixed media using wood to display pieces or UV glue to join glass pieces.

Abstract Guitar, 2007

Cut and crushed glass fused.
Photography by Simon Bruntnell

Wedgwood Blue, 2009

Panels decorated & UV glued in place.
Photography by Simon Bruntnell

Abstract Guitar Panel, 2007

Cut and crushed glass fused and glued.
Photography by Simon Bruntnell

Dancing Layers, 2010

Screen-printed directly onto sheet glass, displayed in a wooden base.

Frozen Moments, 2011

Silhouettes sandblasted behind panels.
Photography by Simon Bruntnell

Musical Window Panel, 2007

Slumped glass domes with musical imagery mounted in wooden frame.

Ceramics Gallery

Beginning my exploration at school but developing a lot at college and university; I have used a variety of techniques. Throwing being my favourite and most relaxing and Raku glazing the most exciting.

Techniques include throwing, turning, carving, decorating, marbling, imprinting, slip casting, pinching, coiling and slabbing.

Vessels

Musical Dishes, 2007

Raku glazed & mounted onto painted wood. Photography by Simon Bruntnell

Sculptures

Royal Reflections, 2011

Celebrating the wedding of Prince William and Catherine (Wills & Kate).

Location

Modena, Italy

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