Technique:Flame working, Hot glass


Discipline:Decorative, Installation, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Exhibition, Networking

Product:Architectural, Commission, Design/ Functional/ interiors, Installations, Public art, Sculptural, Sculpture, Table ware, Wall pieces

Country:United Kingdom


Neil Wilkin

My passion for glassblowing and an enduring love of landscape and what forms it, have been the driving forces behind a lifetime of making. This deep connection to the natural world is central to my work. The geology beneath our feet shapes and colours our environment in so many ways. My global travels have provided a wealth of inspiration. I use glass and the processes that form it to explore, celebrate and reflect the richness of diversity around me. The colours I use, hard and soft, absorbing and transmitting light, inform my work both physically and aesthetically. I love the optical qualities of solid glass and often use this in combination with the fluid richness of hot glass to explore new perspectives. My work can be found in public and private collections around the world, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Hepworth Wakefield and Crafts Council Collection in the UK.

The traveling exhibition, Harvest Fruit Gathering with Rachael Woodman and commissions kept me busy during 2022 and 2023. I am currently making a number of sculptural pieces for the summer 2024 garden exhibitions and will be showing work at Hannah Peschar Sculpture Gardens, Fresh Air, Upton Castle Gardens and Doddington Hall. In between this work, we are setting up a new, sustainable studio and working on commissions. When time permits, I enjoy making bowls.

NW 41 , Stephen Heaton

Flower Garden - Harvest Exhibition, Ruthin , Dewi Tannant Lloyd

Conversation in Yellow and Orange , Stephen Heaton

Red and White Table Flower with optical elements , Stephen Heaton