Ceramics & Glass
Photography by Matthew Booth
15 x 25 x 25 cm
This collection explores anatomical structures in an emotional context. Using drawing and the inherent qualities of molten glass to express vitality, these bodies of glass refer to the effects of deterioration, wear and repair.
The work is a series of intimate portraits using sensuous curves to convey the emotional impact of external forces. As pressure is exerted, the glass distorts and softly collapses, altering the internal space and drawing attention to the surface tension and the forms to which this resilient material can be pushed. Bodies can bear inconceivable pressure but skin is thin, and the indelicate touch can bruise.
BA (Hons), Ceramics with Glass (First class), Brunel University, 2000
Teaching practice (hot and cold glass), Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe, 2012; Sandblasting assistant, Dartington Crystal Ltd, Great Torrington, 2010; Glassmakers assistant, Simon Moore, Bideford, 2009–10; Assistant glassmaker, LoCo Glass Ltd, Cirencester, 2003–9
Artifact, Blyth Gallery, Imperial College London, 2011; FLUX. Making. Changing. Ceramics & Glass., Wallspace, All Hallows on the Wall, London, 2011; The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London, 2011