Region:South East England

Technique:Cold work, Kiln work


Discipline:Decorative, Design, Functional

Areas of Interest:Exhibition, Marketing, Networking

Product:Design/ Functional/ interiors, Table ware, Wall pieces

Country:United Kingdom

Helena Ross

After studying Architectural Glass at Swansea Institute, I have worked in a wide variety of techniques from traditional leaded stained glass, a novel lead-free stained glass technique, jewellery, and creating decorative glassware through sandblasting. More recently, I have been working with fused glass and developing a ColourWave technique that increases the range of colours available by blending colours of glass strands together. My pieces either use close colours to produce fine textures, or contrasting colours for vibrant highlights.

I am fascinated by the contrasts and harmonies generated by simply placing different colours side by side. My ColourWave series of designs explore blending of colours using groups of contrasting and harmonising coloured strands of glass. I use up to 500 strands placed in order by hand on a base layer of glass and then fuse them together in a kiln. The blending process I use generates smoothly varying colours but at the same time they also show intricate colour detail close up.

ColourWave Glass - Shades of Blue , Helena Ross

ColourWave Glass - Knot Grey , Helena Ross

ColourWave Glass - Tropical Breeze , Helena Ross

ColourWave Glass - Autumn Hues , Helena Ross

ColourWave Glass - Carousel , Helena Ross

ColourWave Glass - Radiance L&S , Helena Ross

ColourWave Glass - Tropical , Helena Ross

ColourWave Glass - Fiesta , Helena Ross

ColourWave Glass - Sky , Helena Ross