Dichroic Art Glass ‘Take a Deep Breath’ by Cathryn Shilling
The ocean is vast, covering a large proportion of the globe. In stark contrast to man-made cities, the antartic is still a remote and primordial place. Take a deep breath as you take in the complexity of this dichroic art glass. Imagine the natural frontier of the Antartic, and the natural habitat of seabird and penguins, their home being entirely unspoiled by man. A habitat that is in danger due to the footprint of the human race. How long will the Antartic ecosystem survive, the melting ice sheets forcing the global sea levels to rise.
Concentrate your gaze on this dichroic glass art. The beauty of nature is captured within. A world untouched by mankind, the vastness of the ocean flowing freely around the art piece. Forget for a moment the threat imposed on our ecosystem by mankind. Forget the rubbish strewn into our seas. The toxins that are released from the plastic as the sun rays belt down. Take a step back in time and take a deep breath. To a time where traditional dioramas gave us a true representation of our lives, our planet, and the world that we live in.
Dichroic Art Glass Artist
Cathryn Shilling is internationally renowned for her glass art. She currently lives and works in London, having returned from the USA in 2004. Upon her graduation from the Central School of Art and Design in London, Cathryn worked as a designer until her family relocated to America in 2001. Whilst in the US, she studied Stained Glass in Connecticut. This prompted her to study kiln formed glass when she returned to her roots, working alongside other glass artists. In 2010 Cathryn began to work in The Gallery, London, as Exhibition Coordinator and Curator, alongside world-renowned Peter Layton.
Cathryn’s Kiln art glass has been exhibited internationally. Her work has been seen in all corners of the globe, from the Netherlands to Mexico, to Japan and Denmark. Her most recent exhibition in 2017 where she collaborated with Anthony Scala at the British Glass Biennale led her to win the Craft and Design Award. Cathryn’s work has also led to her winning the number 25 spot of Most Amazing Glass Artists Alive Today. In 2013 she won the Warm Glass Artists Prize, and has also been twice nominated for the SUWA Garasuno-Sato Glass Prize. From the kiln of her London Studio, Cathryn is proud to present this dichroic art glass.