2011 February UK Student Show
Welcome to our Gallery Exhibition in March which shows the breadth and diversity of 28 glass students currently working across the UK . We had an overwhelming response so thank you to all those that entered work. This is a special show as the students selected to take part in this exhibition are not necessarily members of CGS. Students can be from any year e.g. 1st year or 3rd year. This show was launched in February 2011.
My passion lies in the transformation of the discarded. I believe that every object has the potential to become something more than its original use or form.I enjoy the limitations and restrictions presented to me by using recycled glass and have learnt to see these qualities not as negatives but to use them as guides and pathways to new areas of exploration.In 'Fault LineâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢ I have used 'boughtâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢ glass for the first time which I feel extremely uncomfortable with as it . This was used as a metaphor for the disruptive nature of the fault line and conveying this negativity in the best way possible in the context of my own work."
Maker: Joshua KerleyTitle: Notes from the TreehouseYear: 2011Uni: Unviersity College FalmouthPhotographer: Joshua KerleyMaterials: Core Cast Glass, brass tube, moss and sticksJoshua is interested in the relationships between architecture and the natural enviromental. He expresses his interest by juxtapposing architectural forms, cast in glass, with growing matter. Shapes and forms are sourced from both vernacular dwellings and buildings within his immadeiate environment. Joshua is a third year student at University College Falmouth studying BA(hons) Contemporary Crafts.
Helane DavidsonFamiliarities 2011Grays School of ArtPhotographed by Helane Davidson I am interested in familiarities triggering a memory or event and for me seaweed reminds me of time spent with my family as a child.Memories of childhood trips to coastal villages inspired this piece. My family and I would often spend hours at the various piers and harbours fishing and spending time together, it was never about what we caught. We always ended up laughing because seaweed was all I ever caught, if i was lucky that upgraded to the occasional bicycle wheel or shoe!Using traditional lost wax casting methods I created this keepsake box using Gaffer Glass
A responce to Wedgwood, looking at the form of vessels on the theme of 'Blue'. A Poem written by a friend; Adam Rivers, is enscribed onto the work and is entitled 'Blue'. The poem reads:
Don't smash your windows
To let in the sky
Evil men will do that for you
To fly as a bird
Or drift as a cloud
Skytint your windows
And you'll be as free
As the infinate dreamy blue
Techniques used: This piece is made up of sheet float glass and each sheet uses a different technique.
I have used, kiln formed 3D lettering using glass frit, Engraving, sandblasting, tran art, tack fusing, fusing with wire inclusions, enamelling, slumping over a carved mould and UV bonding to join the piece together.
This piece is a glass mobile of my life from the past to the present. Reminding me of my family friends and my pet dog while i have moved away from home to university helps me to remember the people who matter to me. I used clear bullseye glass to screen print my image on and white bullseye glass for the frame. Only using high fire black enamel I screen printed my images onto 12 6cm X 6cm squared clear bullseye glass and sandwhiched between two layers of clear bullseye glass with white bullseye glass around the image and then put into the kiln to fuse together at 780oc.
Currently in the final year of my BA (Hons) Applied Arts Degree at Plymouth College of Art. The name of this work is 'Ring of Roses',made in 2010. They are cells - the green cell being pierced and infected by the red 'blooms' (ring a ring of roses - the plague reference.) The clear one having the same, but with the slashing infection spreading through the cell..... Techniques used ..... Blown, hot-worked glass with lampworked flora. Cold-worked diamond lathe cutting. Photographer: Esther Segerra
From-Julia WilliamsUniversity of Sunderland-National Glass Centre Title- 'Mutagenesis'2011Hot Glass with cold worked lens
Name: Robyn TownsendTitle: Walk A Mile In My Shoes (Made in 2010)University: University of SunderlandSeveral layers of bullseye glass are screen printed and then fused, ground and polished to give the effect of a 3-D image of a pair of shoes within a block of glass.This piece if a continuation of a self portrait project where I used the image of a pair of my own well worn shoes to represent the journeys I'd had taken though life, and the imprint I had left on the world behind me.
University of Sunderland Photography Credit Kevin Moonan 'ThAT's No WaY tO SaY GoODByE'2009550mm x 200mm x 150mmLove in the Autumn on distant foreign shores... This piece is a homage, and love is its muse. The lady is waves happily, she feels like she is flying high with excitement and happiness, her roots/routes planted firmly in the ground to symbolize her inner strength regarding the sorrow of parting she knows she will soon have to experience, she is represented as a tree, and the colours of the cast are of Earth.Within the rough surface of the sandcast lie fallen Autumnal leaves, representing the golden storm created by the flushes of love, and why is she blue... because she is sad and calm and expectant and hopeful for her future.She is presented in surrounding shadow, as we all know the world outside can be a dark, lonely and cruel place� but the area that SHE patrols is bathed in light and joy and warm kisses.
Name：(Stan) Chen Sheng TsangTitle: Paddle, 2010 Royal College of ArtGlass blowingThe colour of glass which is inspired from old ship wrecks and sunken chests shows the persistent regeneration in the ocean. An artificial form which is covered by organisms is a symbol of the retaliation from the ocean, after it has been interfered with by human activity.
Name- Lusea CampbellTitle and year made- Introspection, 2011University- University College of Falmouth, studying BA Hons Contemporary Crafts (2nd yr)Description- cast glass with hair smashed and uv glued into a chiselled concrete breeze block, 4 cast block with a combination of different types of glass sitting on a sliced concrete breeze block.Artist statement for piece- Self- identity is shaped and hidden through a combination of society's expectations and one's own inner awareness and securities. working with a variety of types of glass Lusea leads the eye past the protective rough exterior to the inner crystals of true self.
Title of piece and year made: Vanity Table, 2010Title of University: Swansea Metropolitan UniversityDescription of the piece and materials/techniques used:Interested in the subject of vanity, I have layered up textured and painted glass to represent the layers that people create to hide behind. But vanity is not always a negative attribute, it can enhance and radiate certain glamorous associations. Inspired by old lace and paper doilies, I have compiled layers of enamels, silver stain, sandblast, frit wafers and silvering on glass to create a glamorous but yet fragile glowing vanity table. Materials can add so much to a persons image, but sometimes this can be futile.
First Name: Min Jeong Family Name: SongTITLE OF PIECE AND YEAR MADE. Lattice Motif I , 2010TITLE OF UNIVESITY. Royal College of Art Year3 Ph.D.ANY PHOTOGRAPHER CREDIT. Dominic Tschudin DESCRIPTION OF THE PIECE AND MATERIALS USED/TECHNIQUES blown glass, ceramic transfer, Dimension (22*16*14cm/ 20*16*12)
Erin DicksonHeaven Starts on the Ground 2010 Sunderland UniversityDavid Williams From the series 'Unseen' The manipulation of a viewer's perception through light, colour and form, the latest work 'Heaven Starts on the Ground' is a physical representation of the space in-between Heaven and Earth. A mortal's window to Utopia, the work warps the surrounding landscape when one tries to use it, reflecting and distorting images of ourselves and our environment, never allowing us to view our desired Heaven. 'Heaven starts on the Ground' forces us to look beyond the ideal and instead focus on the present.Influenced by my architectural background, 'Heaven Starts on the Ground' was designed using photography, light sampling, 3D modelling software and Water Jet machining. It has 58 layers of glass and 168 individual parts. It is constructed with over 1000 nuts and bolts, is over 1.5 metres long and weighs approximately 160kg.
Name: Rebecca RobsonTitle: Cell Structure 1, 2011University: Sunderland Description: Bullsey glass panel. Cear glass slumped, then fused to coloured glass to include air gaps, powder and frit, and finally sandblasted. size approx 60 x 40 cms
University of Sunderland This piece consists of two separate forms. They are both individual objects in their own right, yet one has been adapted to facilitate the other so that they may co-exist as one. Through this work I wanted to explore the relationship between individual objects and the process of transformation they must undergo to become one. By doing this I wanted to comment on the way that we as individuals change, by sacrificing our own needs and desires in order to enter in to an intimate relationship with another.
Rebecca Turbin Sheep 2010 University of Wolverhampton Cast glass sheep inside a blown glass dome.
Title: Mother's Painting and The Garden of us,2010Technique: Mixed media( blown glass, TV, DVD) Prapat JiwarangsanRoyal college of art. The intricate, hand engraved pattern on the Jug√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s surface represents the story of the object√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s own history. However, Mother√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s painting and the garden of us symbolize the story shaved between my Mother, Grandmother and Myself.When mother was young, she drew a painting which grandmother really likes it. She often asked my mother where it has gone. I would like to see it again? But my mother has lost her painting and couldn√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t remember when it didn√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t ring a bell with her until grandmother passed away. Mother wants to have a shady and cool garden, which has wild flowers and plants that are green and fresh everywhere. Planting area is near a river where she can grow flowering plants, perennial plants and kitchen garden such as kaffir lime, lemon glass and mint that doesn√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t need much an area to grow. Mother√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s most favorite plant is wild orchid. When she was young, she drew a wild garden and sent it to her teacher and got top marks. She was so happy. I heard her smile through the telephone.
Richard MayRest, 2009University College FalmouthPhoto Gayle MatthiasLife is an un-ending struggle, we rest our feet where we can.Mixed media.
That is a figurative piece that is representing a clown. The different glass parts are slumped and fussed and then UV bonded. The little flower on the hat (which unfortunately is not really clear at the photo) is torch worked. Some parts are sandblasted and/or painted with enamel.
Lost Wax Cast Vessel, with copper inclusions. The mould was loaded in different places and with different sizes of glass to create varying textures, shape and movement with heat and gravity. It was fired lower than expected to not complete its journey into the mould, thus creating exciting unplanned effects. Frozen in its tracks towards my moulds boundaries. Expect the unexpected, very exciti
Sarah WardTitle: Summer Breeze Year made: 2010University: Not applicable - studying with tutor Milly Frances in BristolPhotographer: Paul Wiggington Description: A window giving the appearance of being open, a net curtain blowing in the breeze coming through the window and a glass of juice resting on the windowsill. This piece encompasses a stained glass leaded panel, a slumped and enamelled 'net curtain' and a copper foiled glass of orange juice.
Name: Briony MapleTitle: Extrovert: Personality is represented through the vessel that contains it. Year: 2011University: University College FalmouthPhotography: Sam FoggDescription: Lost wax cast bullseye glass and stains. This work was inspired by our varying personalities and how to represent this physically.
Recent casting work, Swansea houses forming a 'Village. Own photograph.Currently on display at 'The national Waterfront Museum, SWANSEA.Work of Deanne Mangold MA student, Welsh School of Architectural Glass, Swansea Metropolitan University.From Deanne Mangold
Gabrielle RucinskiTitle of piece: 'Chained Cash' 2010 (photo taken by G.Rucinski)University: Wolverhampton Course: Art and Design: MA (Glass) The Credit Crunch as a theme, has been a motivation for my work in glass recently. I want to express a flavour of the anxiety and insecurity which this has provoked. 'Chained Cash' is just as it says, money tied and unmovable, not accessible for various and multiple reasons.The images are screenprinted on glass using enamels, slumped, cold finished and then attached using chain.
The submission is called Mount Fuji tryptich, made in 2009 byGloria MacArthur at the University of HertfordshireTwo pieces of 4mm float glass were used to make each hanging and inclusions are copper carbonate, copper leaf, aluminium leaf, silver wire, copper wire, brass rivets, red, green and white frit. Each piece is hung with a piece of ribbon. Each hanging piece measures 600mm by 100mm including the ribbon.
Name- Candice PaffeyPiece Title- Lost in Confusion (2011)University- University College FalmouthPiece Description- A selection of fused glass peices that have been slumped over moulds of my own body parts, suspended with tension by thin gardening wire inside a welded matal cube frame. In this image the piece is displayed in an exhibition environment on a low platform. Dimensions of piece are 70x70x70cm.
Name: Helen ChalmersTitle: 'Wall in Progress', 2011University: Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art and Design, University of Dundee.Course: Jewellery Design. Photography: Helen ChalmersDescription: This piece is part of the development for my degree show, in May this year. The 'bricks' will be displayed as a sculpture and others will be made into jewellery using etched brass and a 'PUK' welder. I have used sodalime glass, lampworked with the addition of my own handpulled murrine and fine silver leaf. They have been selectively etched, and feature waxed-on Letraset.