The Bandits of Glass - Showcase & Demo Day

19.06.15 - 04.07.15

London Glassblowing is delighted to welcome the Midlands’ very own renegade group of glass artists, comprising of Tim Boswell, Charlotte Hughes-Martin, Richard Roberts and Elliot Walker. This two-week long showcase will feature an array of their personal artworks, from the subtle and nuanced to the downright quirky! 

The current world record holders for the longest glassblowing demo, the team will be performing at London Glassblowing on Saturday 27th of June - an experience not to be missed! The team will be doing demonstrations throughout the day. Entry is free and no tickets are required, although seating is allocated on a first-come basis. 

 

Artist Profiles

Tim Boswell

Tim Boswell is a designer and maker in glass who graduated from the prestigious International Glass Centre and has continued to live and work in Stourbridge's historic glass quarter.

Above: Tim Boswell, Africa,  Blown and fused glass, 100cm tall, £2500, Photo: S. Bruntnell

 

Above: Tim Boswell, Robotica, 15 - 30cm, Laminated and fused and hot glass, Small £280, Large £580 Photo: S. Bruntnell

 

Above: Tim Boswell, Spook, 36cm tall, Blown and sculpted glass, £1600. Photo: D. Weed

 

Richard Roberts

Richard Roberts is currently studying for an MA in Design & Applied Arts (glass) at Wolverhampton University. He is based in Walsall, West Midlands and was determined to explore the world of glass after seeing a glassblowing demonstration at the Red House Cone Glass Museum, Stourbridge. He subsequently studied glass at the International Glass Centre, Dudley College for two years. Although he has practiced glassblowing, he has specialised in creating glass sculptures using kiln casting techniques. These are similar to the metal lost wax process which he has used for many years in his bronze sculptures. 

Above: Richard Roberts, Rain-Reveller, Kiln cast - core cast Gaffer glass, partially polished, on steel frame. 143H x 55W x 23D cm. £5400. Photo: S. Bruntnell 

 

Above: Richard Roberts, Siren & Triton (detail), Kiln cast Gaffer glass, sand blasted. Siren: 48H x 14w x 9D cm. Triton: 48H x 16W x 9D cm. £2400 each. Photo: S. Bruntnell.

 

Above: Richard Roberts, Hare, Kiln cast Gaffer glass. 14H x 8W x 4D cm. £240. Photo: S. Bruntnell.

 

 

Charlotte Hughes-Martin

 

Above: Charlotte Hughes-Martin, The Shipping Forecast, 36cm x 18 cm x 10cm, Blown engraved glass. £460

 

Above: Charlotte Hughes-Martin, In the room, 40cm x 40 x 15cm, Engraved glass, £4560

 

Above: Charlotte Hughes-Martin, Fishbowl, 28cm x 28cm x 28cm, Blown engraved glass, £590

 

Elliot Walker

Trained in the historic Glass Quarter of Stourbridge, Elliot applies traditional techniques in a radical way to create contemporary artworks which have gained him international recognition.

Elliot’s figures are inspired by the distortion of the human form seen throughout the history of sculpture, and his subtle use of colour and texture create a delicacy and softness that is contrary to the brittle nature of glass and reminiscent of the translucency of human skin.

In his most recent series, Elliot references the historic use of glass within painting. The still life scenes he creates in glass provide comment on function and how we perceive beauty. Whilst the vessels are true to their perceived functions, their rough textures and sombre colouring serve to create an ironic backdrop for the inedible fruit, whose dazzling, polished interiors captivate and delight the eye.

Above: Elliot Walker, Insight, hot sculpted glass, cut and polished. Photo: Ester Segarra

Above: Elliot Walker, Still Life with Fruit, Hot sculpted glass, cut and polished
Dimensions (approx): 32 cm H (bottle) 35 cm W x 37 cm D (width and depth approx surface area occupied by the collection) (12.5 in x 13.7 in x 14.5 in)
GBP: £2000 Photo: S. Bruntnell. 

 

The Bandits will be performing at London Glassblowing on Saturday 27th of June - entry is free although seating is allocated on a first-come basis. Watch the video below to learn more about the demo team.

 

 

 

 

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