Glasshaus IX, 18 Sept - 2 Nov 2014
Works of art in glass by both distinguished artists and newcomers at The Gallery at Parndon Mill, Off Elizabeth Way, Harlow CM20 2HP
This year a group of artists connected with the National Glass Centre in Sunderland are featured. Katya Izabel Filmus, who exhibited in last year’s Glasshaus VIII, is showing "All Human beings”, a series of three glass objects with negative space, representing 'public', 'private' and 'secret' lives. Other exhibitors from Sunderland are Emma Baker, Stephanie da Silva, Amber King and James Maskrey who present a wide variety of ways to approach working with glass.
Three graduates from the Royal College of Art are Laura Birdsall whose pieces are based on fins, fruit and pods, Dan Bowran whose unique glassmaking process creates fluid inner forms which inhabit a thick, rigid outer shell and Monette Larsen who exhibits wall mounted intricate forms which play with light and shadows.
Also having graduated from the Royal College and now resident at Parndon Mill are Heike Brachlow and Ayse Simsek. Balancing rings of cast and polished glass by Heike are intriguing and very beautiful. She also exhibits a new piece made in collaboration with Ayse who specialises in woven textiles in her studio here. The textures of the threads are an amazing complement to the glass. Other Parndon Mill artists present a variety of skills. Yuki Kokai exhibits glass and silver jewellery. Jon Lewis who blows and works with hot glass in his workshop here exhibits blown pieces as well as a wall mounted collection of small dichroic glass spheres fixed by magnets so that they can be rearranged at will. Karen Murphy is developing the method of “pulling cane” using a vitigraph glass kiln. Strands of glass are twisted together and can be cut and fused to give the effect of millefiori, extremely effective on bowls and dishes. Ewa Wawrzyniak displays cast glass and kiln fired pieces in her own unique style.
New to The Gallery are Charlotte Smith whose blown glass pieces are mounted on wood and Nancy Sutcliffe who is showing figurative wall pieces of multiple layered glass, engraved, painted and gilded or silvered.
The Gallery at Parndon Mill, Off Elizabeth Way, HARLOW CM20 2HP