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Barrowcliffe, Ian

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Ian Barrowcliffe
Artist/ Previously a Mech Design Eng

I have been working with glass for over thirty years. In early childhood, I displayed a passion for colour, drawing and sculpting, and attended classes at the Canterbury Art College at the age of eight. In the summer of 1973, at the age of twenty four, I started I B Designs carved and etched glass (whilst working full time as a designer).

I was instantly captivated by the scintillating qualities of light and colour in this volatile medium. I have since developed an instantly recognizable style. I am becoming known for the exquisite palette of coloured glass I use in my pieces, the absolute precision of my skills, and the uncompromising aesthetic quality.
All of my pieces are inspired from our one time existence on this beautiful planet.
I try to express my work with feeling of movement, texture and wildness. All of my pieces are designed by myself normally sketching the idea first.
They are all annealed in a digitally controlled kiln for strength and durability.

Made in the flame at my studio in Margate,

Details about work or recent projects

At present I Flamework with boro, Borosilicate glass (pyrex) has a COE of 33, so very hard glass and sometime very temperamental to work with. Most of the work is related to nature from Octopus to dragonflies. i do hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
African art and Figuerines are my latest projects.

Technique:
Flame working, Kiln work, Other
Occupation:
Artist
Discipline:
Design, Fine art, Jewellery, Sculptural
Areas of Interest:
Education, Exhibition, Manufacturing, Techniques, Workshops