Art of Glass

An imposing block, a vibrant blue theatre and a glass slipper are among the intriguing, abstract pieces going on show at a new exhibition in Ealing this week, celebrating the art of glass.

Alison Allum, Sectioned, 2012

Source: Photo © Bernard Allum

Alison Allum, Sectioned, 2012

The exhibition, held at West London’s PM Gallery & House, will show a number of works from members of the Just Glass collective.

Anne Holly, Fire Sticks

Source: Photo © Anne Holly

Anne Holly, Fire Sticks

Alongside the more abstract pieces, a number of more traditional, functional items, such as vessels and chandeliers will be on show, as well as decorative pieces such as wall hangings.

Deborah Timperley, Dialogue at the Threshold 'Contained Dialogue', 2012

Source: Photo © Ric Jackson

Deborah Timperley, Dialogue at the Threshold ‘Contained Dialogue’, 2012

The Just Glass collective creates pieces from ‘warm glass’ – or kiln-formed techniques, as opposed to ‘hot glass’ disciplines such as glass-blowing.

Jacque Pavlosky, Blue Crystal Towers, 2013

Source: Photo © Jacque Pavlosky

Jacque Pavlosky, Blue Crystal Towers, 2013

Much of the work is inspired by the gallery that will house the exhibition, in Sir John Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor, which was celebrated for its ‘ground-breaking use of architectural glass’, according to PM Gallery.

The newer pieces are to be shown with work created by Just Glass throughout the last decade, including a reworking of Matt Durran’s Theatre of Glass:

Matt Durran, Theatre of Glass 1, 2003

Source: Photo © Matt Durran

Matt Durran, Theatre of Glass 1, 2003

The works will be accompanied by a section explaining kiln-formed glass techniques, giving viewers an insight into casting, fusing and ‘slumping’ glass in a kiln.

Ingrid Hunter, Floral Scent Bottle

Source: Photo (c) Ingrid Hunter

Ingrid Hunter, Floral Scent Bottle

Just Glass runs from 24 January – 8 March at  PM Gallery & House, Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing, London W5

Ritsuko Uechi, Bark Section II

Source: Photo (c) Ritsuko Uechi

Ritsuko Uechi, Bark Section II

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