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Currently in the second year of studying BA (Hons) 3D Contemporary Craft at York College. Recently become very interested in working with glass and have experimented with a few different techniques, mainly kiln work. Also currently learning about stained glass and I love using the soldering iron!
Design led glass maker, Michelle Keeling, offers a unique range of contemporary kiln formed products. Producing distinctive sculptural and functional interior accessories, jewellery and wall panels, Michelle's work can be seen in exhibitions and galleries throughout the country. She is also available to work to commission, and has undertaken various corporate, public art and residential commissions.
Catherine Keenan’s fascination with hot glass began while studying at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, graduating in 2006. At the International Glass Centre, West Midlands she specialised in glass blowing techniques of colour application and refined cold working processes; in particular carved lens patterns. Her work is mainly concerned with processes of colour overlay, cup-casing and cane techniques.
I work mainly in glass and ceramic which i combine in a hot state within my studio practice. Renowned for being difficult to combine, glass and ceramics are usually regarded as being incompatible due to differences in structure; through my research I have managed to combine them in a hot state to create unique sculptural artworks.
I'm a newcomer to working in glass and tend to use the medium almost as a painter might. I love experimenting with different colour combinations and shapes. Although most of my current work is 2 dimensional I am increasingly interested in glass casting and I am turning now more to sculptural forms. As I explore the different ways of using glass I will post more images on here.
Britains glass kiln manufacturing specialists. Kilns for fusing, slumping, stained glass, bead making, casting, hot shops, lehrs e.t.c We also do on-site servicing, in-house repairs and supply spares for all makes of electric glass kiln. Distributors for Nabertherm, EFCO and HOAF gas kilns.