Region:North West England

Technique:Casting, Kiln work


Discipline:Design, Functional, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Exhibition, Marketing, Networking, Publications

Country:United Kingdom

Nicola Thompson

I completed a BA Degree in Design with Surface Pattern and Glass in 2000, in 2012 I completed a Masters Degree in Design, Ceramics and Glass. I have always been surrounded by art and a love of nature, I came to glass by accident in 1998 and have explored its properties and played with it ever since. It is this science that often leads my ideas experimenting in my studio with surfaces and textures. I first have a sculptural approach to my art with drawings and photographs and then I choose my materials, glass is selected for its transparent, translucent or opaque qualities. Colour is secondary to the desire to create a feeling of what I am describing in glass. I like to explore form and surface using a variety of other materials combined with the glass with particular attention to the shadows that form in the surrounding environment. The techniques I adopt for my art pieces are then also transferred to a practical collection of vessels, bowls, platters and dishes. The heart of my creative endeavours are bound in, knowledge, truth and the joy of making.

Glass and metal, water and Spirit. Water is the inspiration for the Art 2014 Collection, for its qualities of purity, vastness, movement and healing. Abstract compositions evolve through experiments within the kiln which enhance my knowledge of materials and techniques and my desire to be an inventor in the contemporary crafts world.

Sea after the Storm , 30cm Wave Glass Bowl 2013

Indian Ocean 2014 , Kiln Formed Glass with Steel 2014

Sea The Best of Days , 30cm Glass Platter 2013

Sea Shadow 2014 , Kin Formed Glass and Steel 2014

Sea Under the Wave , 30cm Glass Wave Bowl 2013

Meditation 2 2014 , Kiln Formed Glass with Steel 2014

Wave , Kiln Formed Glass and Steel 2014

Sea after the Storm , 20cm Deep Glass Bowl 2013

Pools of Light 2014 , Fused Glass, kiln formed with Steel 2014