Region:East Midlands

Technique:Cold work, Engraving, Hot glass


Discipline:Design, Functional, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Networking, Techniques

Product:Commission, Sculptural, Sculpture, Table ware, Wall pieces

Country:United Kingdom

Heather Bolton

Since starting my studies at De Montfort University, I have found glass to be the medium best suited to me as a designer / maker. I spend many hours experimenting with my ideas using different techniques and processes. I particularly love the unexpected occurrences that create whole new ideas. My inspiration comes from various sources, including talking to other people about my work and I often find differing opinions and challenging questions bring new ideas helping my projects develop.

I like to use my initiative when interpreting a project brief and want my creations to be unique. In recent work I have been inspired by stained glass within Cathedrals. Looking at the colours, patterns and optical qualities of the windows in relation to the cathedrals in which they are placed and how they relate to Christian beliefs. Creating collections of vessels, tableware and wall hangings using various murine techniques.

Murrine Collection , S.P. Photographics

Rolled Murrine , S.P. Photographics

Chaos of Murrine , S.P. Photographics

Maori Vessel , S.P. Photographics

2nd year exhibition Spirograph Project , Heather Bolton

Murrine Experiment , Nigel Essex

Abstract Murrine , S.P. Photographics

Spring Mist , S.P. Photographics

My Foundation Exhibition , Heather Bolton