Region:North West England

Technique:Hot glass


Discipline:Decorative, Design, Functional

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Exhibition, Workshops

Product:Design/ Functional/ interiors, Jewellery

Country:United Kingdom

County:Greater Manchester

Jess Davids

Jess is a glassblowing artist, based in South Manchester, who is often inspired by the natural world. She graduated from De Montfort University, studying BA(Hons) Design Crafts in 2018.

Crash: These designs originate from a fascination with the ocean and the powerful forces of nature. The waves rise, fall and crash as it reshapes the land to its will. She imagines these motions as she applies her design to the pieces. Drawn to the sea, with red flags that warn of danger, recreating the exhilaration of working with glass.

Recycled Glass: Conscious of the sustainability and environmental impact of her practice, Jess collects her waste produce and creates new work from the fragments of glass.

Inspired by our impact on the natural world. These pieces are created by hitting the glass with a hammer, causing the top layer to crack and fracture, recreating the destruction we have caused. The glass is then heated to seal the cracks as an attempted to reverse the damage that has been done, yet it is still visible. However, there is a new-found beauty in this and we should encourage one another to play our part.

Crash: Double Incalmo Plate , Tony Whiteley

Vita 70th Birthday Commission , Nigel Essex

Distort , Georgia Davids

Auybowen: Sari Blue Plate , Nigel Essex

Crash: Large Incalmo Vase , Tony Whiteley

Recycled Glass Vases , Georgia Davids

Crash: Small Incalmo Bowl , Tony Whitely

Crash: Incalmo Cup , Tony Whiteley

Crash: Capri Incalmo Plate , Tony Whiteley