Andrea Spencer's portfolio takes two divergent paths: public art commissions and autonomous sculpture.
The work she creates for commissioned public art works specialise in innovative applications of glass for the built environment, her small-scale sculpture and site-specific installations are concept driven. Throughout her work Spencer maintains an emphasis on the unique properties of glass, exploiting the intrinsic qualities of transparency, fragility and fluidity inherent within the material through the making process.
When I started working in glass six years ago, playing with coloured glass and the effects of light on it became an inspiration and compulsion for me. My glasswork is varied, from the magical world of my glass book and its related curiosities, to glass bowls and panels, using printing, hand-painting and etching techniques.
Nicola Steel is a glass designer and maker based in London. She has been working with blown glass for the last 6 years, and with lamp working for 4. Having been employed at glass studios, she is now focused on promoting her own work.
I have been a working designer for 25 years. Today I create fused and enamel-painted glass for display and interior design. These pieces combine decorative, functional and sculptural elements and my work can be seen and commissioned on my own website, davidstephensglassart.co.uk
I found that glass was the material for me. What attracts me about glass is to feel the viscosity and sensuality of it in its molten state.The luxury in working with glass is to realize whatever comes to my mind, whatever structure or color or shape I might want to see. The challenge is the continuous discovery of new technical skills in its combination with poetry and creativity