I am a glass artist who often combines and incorporates metal into my work to explore the surface texture and material contrasts of the materials.
Most of my pieces are intended to be unconventionally alluring, whether its its creating a textured finish on the glass or balancing the pieces precariously. To show that glass doesn't need to be stereotypically ‘pretty’ to be eye-catching and beauty can be found in the combination of texture and mundane forms.
This collection explores the surface texture and material contrasts of metal and glass. My pieces are intended to create intrigue within the mind of the viewers, making them wonder how the collection was made and how the elements balance without falling. Since the work is made from glass there is an added perception of fragility, potentially causing the viewer to feel apprehensive, reflecting the question of the stability of the craft industry and how it may change in the future.
The use of frit and metal powders is applied to mimic the formation of rust, giving the glass an aged metallic appearance in places, which is intended to be unconventionally alluring. This contrasts with the crisp geometric forms, showing that glass doesn't need to be stereotypically ‘pretty’ to be eye-catching and beauty can be found in the combination of texture and mundane forms.
Experiments combining metal and glass together.