We are Delighted to be showing the work of three contemporary glass artists, Nicholas Collins, Jonathan Rogers and Lawrence West.
Nicholas Collins - Has a long standing fascination with optical art, minimal designs that hold the viewers attention through simple colour, pattern and form. His aim is to create functional pieces that play with the viewer. He produces designs in very limited quantities as editions, quality crafted pieces using kiln forming glass techniques.
"My philosophy is to produce exceptionally designed pieces creating objects that bring together both function and visual appeal with a permanent value."
Jonathan Rogers - Makes contemporary hand blown glass using traditional blowing and finishing techniques. Much of his work features multiple overlays of colour and clear glass, which are revealed through the cold working process. Techniques such as cutting, grinding and sandblasting add refinement with a clear finish, as well as combining the use of texture. Although the process of crafting each piece is often highly complex, the end results often appear effortlessly stunning.
Lawrence West - Combines processes and skills that utilise not only hot glass but also warm and cold glass techniques using Plymouth, Devon as his base.
"My aim is to create bespoke and contemporary glass designs for interior and exterior spaces to be admired and brighten our lives. I am highly influenced by the early studio glass pioneers; my practice is a result of their achievements combined with my passion for creating unique objects."
Here you can find out more about our resident artists, view samples of their work and make contact. Please click on the artist's names below: