Mixing It- Glass with other materials
This exhibition launched in December 2010, aims to excite and challenge thoughts on the artistry of glass when combined with other materials. Often the the juxtaposition of materials creates a stark and contrasted beauty of form, colour, texture and light, and glass is crafted to beautiful effect when enhanced in this this way. This was a selected exhibition.
Do you sometimes feel that your body does not belong to you? That you are looking at the world through someone else's eyes, not believing what you see. You feel trapped in this body, hanging in limbo, unable to do anything about the events unfolding around you.
Someone else's body reflects on the world in which we now live.
Swathe no.3, Victoria Scholes, 2010. My Swathe series explores the main themes in my work - the tension between the things that define us and the need to seek transformation. Laborious processes of cutting and arranging shape the work, but there are also elements that stray from the predicted path. In Swathe no 3. the glass throws green fire back up out of the stainless steel bucket, altering our perception of what is inside. Stainless steel bucket and cut glass stringer
Blown glass, mixed media and stainless steel.
white flash glass sandblasted and kiln polished then laminated. Cast in awhite concrete surround with removable legs.
In"Cog"nito #1. Cast Glass and Illuminated munitions container. 90cm W x 90cm D x 20cm H (approx)Installation as part of "The Big Itch" mixed media exhibition at "The Volte" Gallery, Wolverhampton.
Cut, carved and bonded glass and ceramic
Cast Glass padlock containing picture of Michael Pocock who died in 2009 attached to old sweet tin similar to those used by Michael in his garden shed to store screws and bolts
Wedge,Cast glass with a pate de verre and ceramic core
Granite, glass, steel, 45 x 45 x 15 cm
Title: POLYCEPHALY SAMPLEMedium: Vitreous enamel, glass, birds, solderSize: 8 x 8 x 6 1/2 inches20.3 x 20.3 x 16.5 cmDate: 2009I believe because of chemical spills and DNA engineering, by the year 2080 it will be common to see multiple headed birds flying about all over the world. A prediction for the future connecting a technique from Medieval times.
The blokes, who will wreck your best table cloth repairing the bike/car on it and then thinks it will be all forgotten by doing a candlelit dinner.
The work is now in the Tutsek Collection in Munich, Germany. It was inspired by a lonely cemetery out on the moors near Strathmore in Caithness, Scotland
Cast glass rings hang on the ends of a 6 meter macrame twine weaving hung over two ancient beams in a Saxon church in Surrey.
Cast Glass and Blue Glass into a Black Ceramic recipient. There are 6 recipients hanging from a metal structure.
This piece will be exhibited in the Society of Designer Craftsmen, Mall gallery, from the 8th to 16th January
6 mm float glass - sandblasted, colored, bonded - Private collection - Switzerland
Wall mounted fused and slumped sheet glass with rusted steel