Coloured Glass Sculptures ‘Harbour Wall’ by Deborah Timperley
Deborah Timperley’s coloured glass sculptures have real presence. This particular piece is part of a series which explore the beauty of harbour walls, dry stone walling and rocky outcrops.
The compositions are evocative of the landscape and suggest rocks and stones placed harmoniously together. The blocks of colour echo the surrounding landscape and sky.
Deborah’s coloured glass sculptures have a sense of place and atmosphere – a fantastic centrepiece.
Each piece is handmade and has its own identity – none are alike.
Coloured Glass Sculptures Artist
Deborah Timperley is an accomplished UK glass artist who has produced stunning glass artworks for over 20 years. Interestingly, Deborah’s first career was in the hospitality industry. However, an introduction from her mother to the beauty of stained glass led Deborah along a new path.
“My mother was passionate about art, and as part of her teacher training, she did a study on stained glass. I was taken to many churches and cathedrals to look at the windows as part of her research. I was only in junior school at the time, but the magnificence of the stained windows in Coventry Cathedral stayed with me. So, 20 or so years later I took a stained glass at evening classes in London and loved it!
I eventually stopped working with stained glass and instead studied for a degree in 3D Design at Middlesex University. I knew immediately that I had found my ‘groove’ as I could work across disciplines and with both glass and ceramics”.
Over two decades since gaining her degree, Deborah continues to enjoy making just as much. One look at her work is all you need to ‘feel’ the joy and creativity that has been poured into each and every piece.
For many years, Deborah worked from home but now has a great workshop on the Borde Hill House and Garden Estate,West Sussex. The rural setting, down a little lane and in an old converted stable suit, Deborah, perfectly!
Deborah is a member of a number of professional bodies, and she has exhibited her work at numerous events, galleries and museums. Deborah’s awards include Winner of the Warm Glass Prize 2015 Category – Other Glass.