Curve - Poppy Field

This is a freestanding curve. It is handmade in my studio in Cornwall and is inspired by the fabulous coast surrounding my county. This is a 2-3 day process, layers of thin coloured glass, crushed glass and powdered glass are used to create an intricate design. Each piece is created using layers of thin coloured bullseye glass with crushed and powdered glass to create detail and texture. It is then heated in a kiln for 13 hours to fuse the crushed glass together, after cooling and cold working it is returned to the kiln where it is slumped over a mould for another 13 hours to create the distinctive curves.

The texture creates a large surface area to allow reflection and sparkle of the natural light. The transparent glass allows light to pass through and the slim footprint allows the glass to be displayed on a narrow shelf as well as windowsills. Candles can be lit behind the glass to create a lovely ambience.

The image depicts a view seen in many spots around Cornwall but particularly on the North coast of Cornwall, Crantock and Polly Joke where the poppies can be seen in full bloom on the coastal walks.

It is approx. 7cm tall and approx 16 cm wide. The curve is signed. 

Each piece of my glass is created without templates or machinery so no two pieces are identical, therefore pieces may differ slightly from photographs.