My muse is the material of glass itself. Glass to me is the closest thing we have to alchemy. My mission is to is to continue a journey of adventure, exploring all it's possibilities. Every piece is a new adventure. Splashbacks feed my stomach, individual pieces feed my soul.
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.
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