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Charlie Macpherson creates unique pieces of hand blown contemporary glass. His approach balances the simplicity of his forms with more complicated use of line and pattern.
He incorporates cane techniques in the blowing process, which are enhanced by polishing to highlight areas of interest. "I enjoy designing work that invites the viewer to look more closely at the intricate details, seeing more than at first glance."
Working with blown glass is a very hands-on experience, and the challenge has always been to make work that uses the natural qualities of light, colour and transparency, creating pieces that are both stimulating and aesthetic.
Charlie exhibits internationally and has pieces in both private and public collections. As well as winning awards for his work, he has completed commissions for a number of major organisations.
I am a fused glass artist based in Manchester who makes homeware and jewellery. I love the challenging and sometimes unpredictable aspect of glass, as well as the design possibilities it offers. I find my inspiration in the world around me and I am particularly attracted to geometric shapes, repeated patterns, lines and colour.
I am interested in exploring the tension between reality and representation by constructing transitional, three-dimensional map-like objects. The act of mapping is a powerful tool for constructing new realities out of old facts, to visualize alternative worlds and to enable interrelationships between previously unrelated layers of information. Maps are evolving structures, rhizomatic in nature, able to unfold identities, to give room to exploration and procedures of relating.
I am particularly inspired by capturing a moment in time – the second just after a
dandelion clock has been blown by the wind, the joy of children playing on
the beach, the peace of someone just sitting and watching the sea. I love colour
and the vibrancy and joy that they give people.
After a busy life bringing up 4 children, moving with my family from native Holland to Pembrokeshire, Wales and teaching Raja Yoga in these beautiful surroundings, I decided that in Glass Art lay my true vocation. After training at Swansea's Architectural Glass course I set up my own workshop. I love a wide variation of disciplines in Glass.