INSPIRED, BY THE CONTEMPORARY GLASS SOCIETY AT LONDON GLASSBLOWING
31ST MAY 2019 - 15TH JUNE 2019
My inspiration for Coiled 2 was the Rotunda being built in 1963. Birmingham’s architectural, industrial and manufacturing heritage informs my work conceptually and aesthetically, using a restricted colour palette of greys to bring this to the foreground.
To create my work, I use an experimental approach to traditional cage blowing. I am actively investigating my personal heritage within Birmingham as well as my grandparents’ histories with the materials that we share a passion for and how this influences my practice. My grandfather worked at Metal Spinners Birmingham and my great-grandfather was a glassblower for Chance Brothers and Company, once a leading glass manufacturer and pioneer of British glassmaking technology in Smethwick, Birmingham.
Blown glass with steel grid wire