Region:North East England

Technique:Casting, Cold work, Kiln work


Discipline:Architectural, Fine art, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Education, Exhibition

Product:Sculptural, Sculpture

Country:United Kingdom

County:Tyne and Wear

Crispian Heath

I have been working with glass for over thirty years. Initially I established a stained glass business, designing and making panels in South Devon. I then achieved a 1st Class Degree in Applied Arts from Plymouth College of Art where I specialized in cast glass. I relocated to the northeast, achieved an MA in Glass from Sunderland, built my own workshop and have making making cast glass ever since.

My work is inspired by landscape. I love exploring the rugged cliffs and other geological sites of Britain. It is there I am able to connect with the play of light on the natural world. My process begins when I am faced with the elements and the history of the land – the apparent as well as the unseen forces at work. The feel of the place interacts with my imagination. Glass, as a material to cast, is irresistible to me. I am inspired to design and make sculpture that interacts with light. I use the properties of transparency, refraction and reflection to create an inner world within an outer form. The process of making – from concept to realization – allows for the unexpected to take place. This can be exciting and often leads to new discoveries that inform and ensure the work is evolving. The sculptures are one-off pieces, many in private collections in the UK and abroad.

Aquamarine /Blue/ Grey Cliff Edge, CRH 348 , Own

Seeds With Wings' 10 &11 , Own

CRH 295,22 X 36 X 6 cm, , Own

Amber Shard, CRH 329, 36 X 26 X 10 cm , Crispian Heath

Cliff Edge, CRH 372, 32 X 15 X 10 cm , Crispian Heath

CRH 348 , Own

Orkney 3, 9 X 45 X 24cm , Own

CRH 315, 33 x 16 X 9 cm , Own

Bird, CRH 385, 33 X 28 X 10 cm , Crispian Heath