Liquid Fire -Flameworking
This latest Exhibition is themed around flameworking, and finding inspiration from the following poem:
Short Flames poem by Raul Moreno|
Eruption of ash,
Earth bleeds as the mountain vents:
A river of flames.
It was a chance for flameworking artists to demonstrate their relationship between the flame, and the molten glass with which they work.
This was a CGS members juried show.
Launched on 24th January 2017
Seedpod # 2
Borosilicate, silicone, toy stuffing
27 x 15 x 15 cm
Necklace of handmade glass beads combined with silver and pearl beads and glass spacers.
Date made : January 2016
Country : France
17cm high. Goblet top blown using a mould lined with local ferns. Hand coloured, flameworked stem.
Flameworked glass dragon. Using red and clear borosilicate with
fired on red lustre with gold hi-lighting and fixed to amethyst crystal.
Heat and gravity swirl using Effetre Murano 104 COE Glass rod & filigrana ( 2 layers yellow / clear) . The filigrana gives the appearance of movement due to the clear. You look into the depths of the fire.
Soft glass. Life-size.
The flameworked ear of corn were part of the "Flora Venena"-exhibition in Tilburg (NL) in 2005. Since then the installation “Killing Field” has been exhibited at several places in Europe. In 2011 “Killing Field” was selected for the Review 32 (CMOG – USA) and in 2014 it was published in “Kunst aus der Flamme”, a book on contemporary flame worked glass. In 2016 the installation is purchased by the Ernsting Stiftung and as so it became part of the collection of the Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding (Coesfeld-Lette Germany).
Born in the light and flame, as the leaves outside were dying in the cold and short sunlight, the flame and creations were happening inside furiously. Its a collection of 500 leaves made over 3 weeks, working from 5:30am to 10pm every day. It's times like this when you realize you're hooked!
This is my latest collection, which investigates the contradiction of the fixity and fluidity of coral.