Art Ornament ‘Strata Ammonite’ by Sharon Korek
Strata ammonite is a beautiful art ornament by Sharon Korek. Drawing on her fascination with nature Sharon creates this entrancing piece. Ammonites are the most commonly known fossil, typically found in ribbed spiral form. Here we have two bi-coloured ammonites. The two contrasting colours of glass are fused together and then cast resulting in the ammonite form. The bi colours represent strata, while the shape and detail are that of a perfect ammonite. A stunning art ornament!
Strata ammonite is available in two colours:
Sapphire Blue and Blush Pink
Green and Amber
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Art Ornament Artist
Sharon Korek took early retirement from lecturing in Law in 2014. She learnt how to cut, fuse and kiln form glass at a local university. Sharon pursued her interest with this knowledge and set up her own studio, in Hitchin, called Blossom Glassworks. The studio is now her, ‘home from home’.
Inspired by the natural world, Sharon takes her inspiration from nature in all its glorious colours and forms. Exploring the wider potential of glass fusing and casting she lets her imagination drive her creativity. Forging unique elements to include in her work, using kiln forming, ‘lost wax’ casting and vitrigraph techniques. Resulting in sculptural pieces, wall panels, splashbacks and functional items.
Sharons work has been exhibited in several national events including, The Chelsea Art Show, Handmade in Britain at Chelsea and Living Crafts.
‘Glass is an exciting and versatile material to work with and sometimes it seems to have a life of its own.’ Sharon Korek.
‘Opening the kiln after a firing, there is always a moment of holding one’s breath, to see what the cut and assembled pieces of glass have become in the intense heat of the kiln.’