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Foster, Lynn

Fruit bowl
Yeshen Venema
Lynn Foster

A life time of observing, enjoying and thinking about art and design has given me a rich store of images and ideas that are now finding expression in fused glass bowls, platters, serving pieces, lighting and sculptures. I encountered fused glass in an adult education course, fell for it as a medium, and have now made it my full time occupation – with a studio at Cockpit Arts in London and a small kiln at my house in Colchester. That means whenever inspiration strikes, a kiln is not far away.

Details about work or recent projects

Abstract and asymmetrical are the words that most accurately describe my design style. Inspiration comes from painting, sculpture, architecture, design, fashion, jewellery -- almost anywhere I see something that I think could work in glass. I am particularly drawn to both mid-century modern art and Japanese design, and artists that have had a significant influence on my design sensibility include Malevich, Ben Nicholson and Tapies.

Technique:
Kiln work
Occupation:
Artist
Discipline:
Decorative, Design, Sculptural
Areas of Interest:
Competitions, Exhibition