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Sheppard, Keith

SCULPTURE - A2
LARGE VASE - A1#
MEDIUM TULIP VASE - 03
STAR BOWL - 01
OVAL DISH (Steel Blue – Stripes) – 01
VASE - Z1#
CELTIC SPHERICAL BOWL
SCULPTURE - BLUE PLANET SERIES #
SCULPTURE - PURPLE PLANET SERIES #
Keith Sheppard
Glass Artist

Keith predominantly works with Copper in glass to create bespoke bowls and dishes, but more recently, he has been involved in creating individual unique vases an Sculptural forms.
In a relatively short period of time I have been catapulted forward, accelerating my individual creativity and exploitation of the qualities of kiln formed glass. Whilst practicing and experimenting with different techniques I was excited by my intentional and accidental outcomes. By bring glass and metals together I have attempted, not only to define each pieces functionality, but also to create a strong visual attraction to ‘touch and feel’ the nature, outline and identity of each piece.
I am extremely excited with recent developments, particularly with my Sculptural forms and my goal is not only to make work that is certainly possible to be used functionally but also to cross the boundary of function to that of a work of art.

Details about work or recent projects

I am currently concentrating on my vases, and my Sculptural pieces, increasing their size and form.

My new website www.glassartireland.com is now up and running and has an online shop

Mobile: 07804 236054
Technique:
Cold work, Engraving, Kiln work
Occupation:
Artist
Discipline:
Decorative, Design, Functional
Areas of Interest:
Competitions, Exhibition, Workshops