Members’ Spotlight

Barrowcliffe, Ian

Leafy Sea Dragon
Gold and Platinum Fumed Octopus
Platinum Scorpion
Sea Dragon
New Home
Pete H
Pete H
Golden Eagle
Dik Ng
Spring Grebes
Rock lobster (Crayfish)
Abstract heron
Pete H
Ian Barrowcliffe
Artist/ Previously a Mech Design Eng

What is it about Glass ?.

From a grain of sand.

It is said, “That when a passion absorbs one I becomes an addiction”.

The variety of expressions that are created using this volatile medium are endless, from the day man started melting sand, to the exquisite masterpieces that are on permanent exhibition today are simply mind-blowing, saying this, one needs to have the initial passion, like a seed it continues to grow and blossom.

Notwithstanding that, the alchemy of today is just as explicit. The colours available today are one of my favourite tools. I am always captivated by the scintillating qualities of colour that can be utilised, also developing an instantly recognizable style.
Becoming known for the exquisite palette of coloured glass I use in my pieces, the precision of my skills, and the uncompromising aesthetic quality.

Most of the pieces that I engage with, flow from my absolute love of nature and our immediate surroundings, Expressed without compromise.

Although, in the past I have, manipulated, hot formed and staining glass. The challenge of flame-working intricate forms is reward enough.

Details about work or recent projects

At present I Flame-work with borosilicate glass, Borosilicate glass (Pyrex) has a COE of 33, so very hard glass and sometime very temperamental to work with. All of the Pieces made are related to nature from Octopus to dragonflies. i do hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Phone: 01843 292711
Flame working, Kiln work, Other
Design, Fine art, Jewellery, Sculptural
: Nature
Areas of Interest:
Education, Exhibition, Manufacturing, Techniques, Workshops, Other: Nature