Region:South East England

World country:United Kingdom

Technique:Cold work, Flame working, Hot glass

Occupation:Artist, Student

Discipline:Design, Fine art, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Exhibition, Workshops

Product:Design/ Functional/ interiors, Fine Art, Table ware

Country:United Kingdom


Shannon Baker

I am an emerging glass artist and designer from Medway residing in East Kent, England. I work predominantly in hot glass; I have fallen in love with the medium and am willing to prioritise furthering my technical education in glass over many other things. As a working class person, I am so passionate about arts accessibility and paving a way for others especially in the applied arts. Film and photography play a heavy role in my practise. I am graduating from University of the Creative Arts in Farnham this summer and am predicted a 1st class BA in Glass. I am a reliable and passionate maker who knows the value of teamwork, responsibility and hard work.

The culmination of my BA project has resulted in my final collection ‘Love as a Homesickness’ comprised of a blown glass goblet, cup and dish. The project is an attempt to physicalise the internal self into the external, into objects. The work considers notions of autobiography and personal life experiences as a young woman.

The glass has been made with and manipulated by bronze tools cast from my body, such as: my finger prosthetic tools, teeth tools and more abstractly, claw tools cast from the inner self. The bronze tools work as an extension of the self and are used in place of traditional glassmaking hot shop tools.

The collection is solely comprised of functional-ware this is due to a focus on the uncanny in domesticity and the everyday. Although uneasy, the objects are all fully functional. The work is a comment on the extreme burden of womanhood and its intrinsic link to ideas of the mother and motherhood, and unbefitting domesticity, often leading one to feel out of place; questioning sanity.

Love as a Homesickness



Can You Feel My Touch?

I Can Never Seem To Say What I Mean



I am Held

Forgivable Adhocism