Glass in Architecture
Launched in June 2010 this exhibition highlights the fact that glass plays a key role in nearly all significant modern works of architecture, particularly in the artistic sense, this is proven by many examples of modern architecture: transparency, the possibility to decorate the surface, the way the building reveals different sides of its nature according to whether it is day or night, or how delicate divisions can be made with glass. The diversity of our members work reveals this intertwining of structure, decoration, light and space.
This sample panel for a window approx 3.5x1.5m was commended in the 2010 Stevens Competition. Using words from one of Churchill's speeches, it attempts to express the inclusiveness of Churchill College and the exclusiveness of the Archives Centre for which it was designed. The hand-painted, kiln-formed panels would be suspended inside the existing window glazing.
Glass panel (4 sections) 1.6m x 1m. Screen printed and fused.
Small panel (16 x 25 cm) commissioned by an architect for a bathroom door. Kiln formed glass with metal leaf and wire inclusions
Fused glass with frits and lead caming85cm H x 100cm W
This was made to commission for a Victorian terraced house in Cambridge and was designed to take advantage of the sunny front to the house, while still allowing plenty of light to enter the dark, narrow hallway. The decoration obscures the view in and elements of the asymmetrical design move from one panel over to the other. The house number is handcut and sandblasted onto flashed glass.
This installation was made as part of a Residency at Middlesex University in Hendon. A digital video was made exploring what living in suburbia means to different people. This was then projected onto layers of suspended kiln-formed glass with shape and markings based on ancient and current maps of the area. The intention was that the glass would transmit, fracture and reflect the video image in order to allow the viewer to put the pieces back together in their imagination and make their own interpretation of the piece.
Autonomus work designed and made for The Welsh School of Architectural Glass,BA show 2009
Carlow Credit Union, Main Entrance Area, painting on glass with integrated dichroitic glass and lenses, ca 20 m x 10 m
296H x 200W x 180D mm
Rose window,Broxburn Parish Church2009
An installation of six kiln-formed and sandblasted layered panels in Mayfair, central London.
The glass height is 16' x 4.5' in 4 sections and is etched on both sides. The imagery is based on trees on the site in Charlottesville, VA, USA.
Belleville Hotel, Duni Royal Resort, Bulgaria
Glass and steel installation 4.8 metres long and 2.4 metres high in the reception area of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Bolsover Street, London.
Image of Lightscape commission at NHS, Sexual Health Clinic, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Bereavement Centre Entrance, St Thomas' Hospital, Waterloo, London.