Teal Bowls ‘Cirfunkerance’ By Stuart Akroyd
Truly stunning smoky teal bowls that would make amazing centrepieces. The actual name for this colour is Tourmaline, which is somewhat darker than standard Teal. Three luxuriant layers of glass are melded together in a flippant, ‘devil may care’ style that is devastatingly attractive. The rim goes where it pleases and seductively draws the eye in to a passionate clinch.
Sultry and sassy, this is a real head turner of an art glass piece.
These smoky teal bowls are made using an adapted Venetian encalmo technique, after making the component parts, the glass is reheated the pieces are then picked up and blown to form the bowl. The whole process takes place over a 3 day period.
Please Note: All images are studio shots and actual pieces will have slight variations in colour vibrancy due to lighting techniques and screen display resolutions. All pieces shown are transparent colours and not etched.
Teal Bowls Designer
Stuart Akroyd glass designer is an award-winning, UK based studio glass designer, who has been designing and making inspirational art glass for over 30 years.
His own inspiration comes from absorbing the world around him and sketching out initial ideas. He then begins experimentation with hot glass, before finally refining the concept into a finished piece.
3 decades prior, Stuart began his journey into glass with a BA (hons) course at Sunderland University, before fine-tuning his talent at the International Glass Centre, Brierley Hill as part of his Post Graduate Diploma.
After working as head maker for an established glassmaker, Stuart decided to forge his own path, and set up his own Stuart Akroyd glass studio.
Business took off and Stuart became a well-established figure in the UK glass community. He wanted to design larger sculptural pieces so he moved to a much larger glass studio in Nottingham. This larger studio gave him the space to really explore his art and produce more radical works of art glass.
Stuart Akroyd glass works like these teal bowls are instantly identifiable, utilising organic shapes and vibrant colours. After the constraints of being an employed glassmaker, Stuart wanted to: “create forms with asymmetry and a unique vibrancy.”
Stuart is regularly involved with selection panels and also won the Design Factory International Excellence Award in 2015. He was selected to exhibit with the Crafts Council at Design Days Dubai in 2016 and 2017.