“I am a glass artist whose work focuses on light, colour and texture“
Glass Handmade For You
My name is Rebecca Mansbridge and I love to explore new techniques and challenge the limits of what can be done with fused glass. I embrace glass as an artform, more than ‘just craft’. Designing with colour, texture and structure. I draw my inspiration from the beauty of glass itself – its fluidity, transparency, vibrancy and touch. I hope that the resulting glass pieces speak the language of not just the long, long history of glass craftsmanship, but also the beauty and emotion of art.
My aim is to create statements that will hopefully take you beyond the conventional idea of what is fused glass and take you on a journey where you delight in the joy of rich colours, the wonders of light and the simple pleasure of touch.
I love working with glass. Its always a visual delight and because each piece is handmade and shaped by the heat of the kiln in a way that I can never fully control, every piece I make is genuinely unique and individual.
During 2020 I had time to explore lots of new techniques and processes that I had never had time to experiment with before. I also used the opportunity to revisit glass I had experimented with previously to perfect the designs.
The result is new ranges of art glass that I am excited about and have loved making. I am really delighted to be showcasing these for the first time on this new website. As the beauty of many of these pieces is decided by the heat of the kiln, each is truly unique and can never be made again. The kiln decides how the glass falls in the heat, and how it folds and ripples. I can just predict and anticipate, never dictate, what the heat will do to the glass.
I have been delighted to be asked to exhibit with Clare Rizzo at the Quay Gallery at Snape.
This will be running from 6th May until 12th May 2021 from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm (4.30 Sundays). I look forward to seeing you there.
More details can be found here… Exploring Light, Shadow & Reflections.
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