Region:UK wide

Technique:Cold work, Flame working, Hot glass

Occupation:Artist, Educator, Trade and Industry

Discipline:Design, Functional, Jewellery

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Education, Techniques

Product:Commission, Design/ Functional/ interiors, Jewellery, Lighting, Sculptural, Sculpture, Table ware

Country:United Kingdom

Laura Quinn

Hello, my name is Laura Quinn and I am an Irish glass designer and maker living in the UK. I have been glass Making since 2012. I completed BA in Glass Design in National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 2015. The same year I received Glass Society of Ireland's Innovation in Glass and Emerging Glass Artist Award at the RDS National Craft Awards 2015. After completing my degree I worked in Corning Museum of Glass in New York, in Olustvere Glass Studio in Estonia and finally I came to the UK to work in a glass blowing studio in Gloucestershire. I completed MA in 2019 in 3D Design Crafts from Plymouth College of Art and am currently Glass Technical Tutor at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.

Some of my recent work includes:
-The Tonntracha Chandelier, commissioned by a private client for their London home. Made up of over 300 individually lampworked components, laser cut acrylic fittings this piece was designed to show of the optical beauty of glass, whilst giving energetic movement to the room.
-Flop Lights ii & iii were selected and exhibited recently as part of Rising Stars 2021 in the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham. Made up of over 1300 individually lampworked components, these pieces came together in a flexible framework that aims to challenge peoples’s perception that glass is ‘too fragile’.
-Flop Lights ii & iii have also just been selected for the National Glass Centre Glass Prize 2021.
-Research features heavily in my practice. I have spoken at conferences in UWE, Making Futures and the Glass Art Society Conference. In 2020 I published my first paper in the renouned Making Futures Journal

Tacit Breath , Sylvain Deleu

Plume Bottles , Sylvain Deleu

Tacit Light , Sylvain Deleu

Tonntracha Chandelier Installed 2021 , Graham Atkins Hughes

Sisyphus Neck Piece , Laura Quinn

Plume Bottles , Sylvain Deleu

Squeeze Me , Sylvain Deleu

Lamella , Sylvain Deleu

Tonntracha Chandelier Close Up , Graham Atkins Hughes