Region:South East England

Country:United Kingdom

Catharine Barcham

Originally a fine artist I saw a course on glass and thought oo that looks interesting, of course it was, I was hooked, and many courses later I began teaching in Tonbridge Adult Education and carried on for nine years. Through that I have grown as an artist as well as a tutor, my aim was always to encourage students to gain confidence in themselves and their visual language.

In my work I manipulate figurative imagery, Mixing glass painting and surface techniques With other media to translate my ideas. I use glass to layer the dynamics of the figure into sculptural forms, exploiting the transparency of the medium to translate ideas.combining fused glass with leads and metals, stains and oxides, I have a particular fondness for glass painting. my work can involve paint, glass and mosaic. more recent work has been exploring glass mosaic and using my knowledge of glass to create tesserae.

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