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Artist/Designer now specializing in Sculpture/3D construction and print.30+ years International experience in Product,Interior and Architectural design. Having gained wide experience of process and materials technology now concentrating on employing this knowledge to create my own works in a broad range of materials: including; metals, ceramic, glass, wood and mixed media.
I screen print with ceramic enamels on glass which is then fused. Included in the glass is text often as hidden or secret text. My personal artwork is as Caravan of Dreams (www.caravanofdreams.co.uk) and my architectural glasswork as Glass River (www.glassriver.co.uk)
James Lethbridge Glass, designs and makes one off pieces of glass sculpture and chandeliers, either in hand blown glass or flame worked borosilicate glass, involving UV bonding. With this, my business operates within the high end of the market, dealing with clients who love my aesthetic, and demand one off bespoke chandeliers and sculpture.
My focus is on making cast glass sculptures that capture and contrast light through the use of various and multiple textures, creating surfaces that reflect, transmit or stop the light in its tracks. Glass is often presented as a hard, unyielding medium but my work aims to show that it can have the tactility and apparent malleability of softer, more supple materials. When people see my work, I want them to want to touch it.
I am a full-time flameworker, working and teaching from my studio on the edge of the Peak District. I started as a glass bead maker, and now combine glass bead making with sculptural flamework. My inspiration comes from words, poetry, song lyrics - as well as my immedate surroundings, including both nature and family.