Svalbard Icy Mountain in Sea Green
Collect from gallery £275
Including UK delivery £295
H 20 x W 11 x D 10 cm
Showing in our Summer Exhibition 2021 ‘Sweet Summertime’ opening on Saturday July 10
Alison is fascinated by glass and started blowing in 2012. She instantly loved the heat and honey texture of red hot glass and finds the 1100oC furnace astounding. She loves shaping liquid glass into something sculpturally unique and seeing colours change as the piece cools.
Alison self-trained across the UK through one-to-one tuition, studio hire and attending masterclasses with some of the UK’s best glass artists. It was slow and expensive but the best way to learn and develop.
In 2018 she began to focus full-time on glass.
Alison favours substantial, statement, sculptural art pieces, inspired by her love of nature, especially water and ice – coasts, waves and oceans – and polar wilderness locations – and the amazing life, beauty and treasures they contain.
Things happen fast in the hot shop – actions have to be made quickly. Glass has a mind of its own so she works with it to create her new designs. A piece must be made from start to finish and there is no time to stop to think or rest.
Glass making is a balance between keeping molten glass hot enough to work and staying central on the iron, not running onto the floor, whilst not getting too cold (500oC!) to crack or fall off the iron.