Elliot Walker - Exclusive Artist Profile

Elliot Walker is a true artist and one of an exceptionally select group of makers currently specialising in hot glass sculpture, a style of working famed for its technical complexity...

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.

Elliot is an experimenter in glass, ‘always working to alter perceptions of the material in both artistic and functional application.’ The method he employs to sculpt molten glass requires speed, dexterity and precise temperature control, and witnessing his dynamic process is a spectacle to behold.

 

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 / USD: $3060 / EUR: €2795 (Approx currency conversions)

Enquire about this piece:
 
gallery@londonglassblowing.co.uk
 +44 (0) 207 403 2800 

 

Above: Elliot Walker, Figure Study, Hot sculpted glass, etched
Dimensions (approx): 42 cm H x 16 cm W x 14.5 cm D (16.5 in x 6.3 in x 5.7 in)
GBP: £2400 / USD: $3671 / EUR: €3355 (Approx currency conversions)

Enquire about this piece:
 
gallery@londonglassblowing.co.uk
 +44 (0) 207 403 2800 

 

 

 

 

Above: Elliot Walker in the London Glassblowing studio.

 

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