Region:East Midlands

World country:United Kingdom

Technique:Cold work, Hot glass


Discipline:Decorative, Installation, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Techniques, Workshops

Country:United Kingdom


Keisha Brittle

I am an aspiring glass artist studying at De Montfort University doing a BA Hons Design Crafts. I specialise in hot glass blowing I have done some demonstrations and talks throughout the university. My work represents and expresses my journey of reconnecting with my family. I have always been drawn to the patterns I see in nature around me, especially being outside on family holidays and the photographs that were sent to me by my Grandad in the Caribbean. I draw from this for my pieces to create a story, a meaning, and a personal connection. When working with glass I love to explore many processes in both hot and cold working. I have found ways to further develop layering, colour, and pattern. I want my pieces to communicate my passion for the material and the joy of making.

This insulation is all about me reconnecting with my father and his side of the family. I have been looking at segments within the fruit that my great-grandad grows in his garden, which led to looking at cells and DNA patterns within this project. The reflections from my pieces remind me of cells and I thought this would be great to explore further. Through the techniques of cold-working and embellishment, I have managed to incorporate the patterns within this process. The patterns have then been emphasised by the lights inside the glass pieces. I selected colours present in the photographs that were sent to me by my Grandad of the Caribbean, his hometown and his local shops as I didn’t want to be inspired by the typical bright colours that everyone normally assumes of Jamacia.

It’s all in my genes , Nigel Essex

It all in my genes

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, Ruman Kaur

It all in my genes , Nigel Essex

It’s all in my genes

, Ruman Kaur