Art in Action Prize Draw
The Contemporary Glass Society was thrilled to be take part in the fabulous four day arts extravaganza on 17th – 20th July 2014 at Art in Action.
The event is definitely a highlight of the UK’s arts calendar; 25,000 visitors visit the Oxfordshire site over four days to learn, buy and enjoy, exhibitions, classes and performances of 400 demonstrating artists, teachers, musicians and performers. As you would expect CGS’ stand was at the heart of the Glass activity, situated in the glass marquee alongside the demonstration stage.
Visitors will have seen that we held a Free Prize Draw. Each day one lucky person stood to win one of four exquisite pieces of work from our members.
The 4 works below were very generously donated by the following artists. We would like to thank the artists that so kindly gave us work.
Anthony Wassell- Blue Green vessel
Scott Benefield- Three small vessels
Vic Bamforth- Sommercalmos Bottle
Stewart Hearne- Oval Encalmo Bowl
Date made: 2013
Dimensions: 39cm x 14cm
Gallery price: £795
Free blown sculptural vessel. My idea was to bring the traditional Italian techniques of Sommerso and Incalmo together in one form.........I then appropriately gave it the name Sommercalmo......both summery and calming - The forms are fluid and organic and the extra heavy outer casing of clear glass enhances and exploits the optical properties and qualities of the medium. Where the two colours meet interests me - it suggests the movement of a swirling liquid having been frozen in a moment of time and surface tension causing it to cling to the inner walls
They are all handblown glass, made using traditional Venetian filigrana techniques.
The tallest vessel (middle) measures 20 cm in height.
Vessel 310mm H