Region:North West England

Technique:Casting, Cold work, Hot glass

Occupation:Artist, Educator

Discipline:Decorative, Fine art, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Conferences, Education

Country:United Kingdom


Heike Brachlow

Born and raised in Munich, Germany, Heike Brachlow received her BA in 2004 from the University of Wolverhampton, her MA in 2006 and her PhD in 2012 from the Royal College of Art in London. She works as a self-employed artist and as an educator, teaching at the Royal College of art as well as short courses at various summer schools.

Heike’s sculptures explore the interaction of colour, form and light in glass solids. Heike aims to make forms capable of transformation, ideally in several different ways. Her works can change depending on the viewing angle, when set into motion, and in different light conditions. Her current series of work is based on a concept called D-form: A three-dimensional form is created by joining the edges of two flat shapes with the same perimeter length. Outcomes are wildly different depending on the point at which the shapes are joined. The resulting abstract sculptures do not have a base, and can be displayed in different orientations.

One Ring II, 2014 , Photo: Ester Segarra

Kelly, 2018 , Photo: Ester Segarra

Trilith XVI, 2014 , Photo: Ester Segarra

Nysa, 2018 , Photo: Ester Segarra

Synthesis XXI, 2014 , Photo: Ester Segarra

Aphelion, 2018 , Photo: Ester Segarra

Axiom VI, 2014 , Photo: Ester Segarra

Theme and Variations I , Photo: Ester Segarra

Equipoise I, 2014 , Photo: Ester Segarra