Contemporary Glass Bowl ‘Spondylus’ by Richie Alli
Inspired by the Spondylus mollusc, Richie Alli captures the vibrant colours of the natural world in this contemporary glass bowl.
Employing complex cutting techniques with a diamond wheel, this contemporary glass bowl is the epitome of Richie Alli’s perfected technique. Views from various angles create endless interest through the bouncing of light, and the magnifying effect of polished upper surfaces.
Choose this stylish piece of artwork to add glamour to any room. Display it as a table centrepiece, shelf or mantelpiece – anywhere it can be admired!
Contemporary Glass Bowl Artist
Richie Alli is a highly accomplished glass artist. His work has featured at many exhibitions in London and Cardiff and a number of cities in Europe.
Richie’s journey began in 2006 at the Plymouth College of Art, where he studied for a degree in Applied Arts. Richie was instantly mesmerised by the beauty and malleability of molten glass. When it is molten it’s like syrup on a spoon and it takes great skill and constant turning to maintain control. Richie loves the endless possibilities that glass presents and embraces the challenge of controlling the glass and shaping it into his extraordinary designs.
Richie graduated in 2009 and started work at a glass studio in Cirencester. It was here that he began to develop his own designs, realising that glass sculptures were his passion.
Richie is greatly inspired by the world around him and is especially struck by the ever-changing and fleeting nature of landscapes. His sculptures represent these natural transformations in glass form. Richie’s works mostly using overlay techniques, where he builds up layers of colour while the glass is still hot. Once it has cooled, he uses a diamond cutter to carve through the surface to expose the colour beneath. His pieces often contain contrast from sandblasted to highly polished surfaces. This results in stunning artwork that is a delight to behold and tactile to the touch.