Glass Vessel Bowl ‘Spring Fields’ by Teresa Chlapowski
Glorious glass vessel bowl with tons of character. A lively design that is imaginative and playful.
Harking back to her previous career in textiles, Teresa has produced a sublime piece that transcends excellence.
Fused and slumped with nicron (nichrome – nickel/chrome) wire inclusions that hold the glass as it is slumped down into a relaxed draped shape.
The spring field pattern is produced by forked glass powders in this primarily sculptural piece.
With support, this piece can stand on one of its sides to let its beauty radiate around the room.
Glass Vessel Bowl – Artist
From her studio in Harrow, she uses sand casting and fusing glass techniques and combines her glass work, with painting, photography, and ceramics to full effect.
She uses photography to document her artistic journey and to uncover inspiration in the wooded, autumnal undergrowth, ancient sand drifts by pitted cliffs, or clouds reflected in puddles.
Teresa began her artistic journey with knitwear, and spent many years designing, before taking classes in ceramics, sculpture, and glass at the University of Hertfordshire over the course of many years.
Glass was the medium that grabbed hold of her soul, and she knew this was the medium through which she could best express her worldview. She fell in love with its mysterious alchemical properties; what was once a flowing hot river became a solid form that makes light dance to its tune.
Teresa’s figurative sculptural work provides glimmers and glints of the human form. A mystery wrapped inside an enigma, that is both intriguing and revealing at one and the same time.
Her fused glass panels are influenced by her time as a textile artist, with organised lines in a riotous kaleidoscope of colours.
Teresa has continued to evolve her practice and has taken master classes with Colin Reid and Max Jacquard.
She has sand cast glass at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham and now sand casts with Jon Lewis and Ewa Warzyniak at Parndon Mill, Harlow, Essex.