Glass Art Orbs ‘Glow 22ct Gold’ By Tracy Nicholls

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Glass Art Orbs ‘Glow 22ct Gold’ By Tracy Nicholls

Glow, is part of a series of beautiful glass art orbs which emulate a summers glow.   Tracy uses the ‘pate de verre’ technique, which is the pressing of glass powders or frits, crushed glass, to the consistency of sand, into a mould.  A detailed and difficult form of kiln casting produces this eggshell thin orb of black glass.  With its vibrant colour and glossy finish, the 22ct gold leaf interior provides a striking contrast to its rough, textured exterior. 

Glow is a glorious glass art orb, the reflection of light bounces around the curved interior giving the illusion that it is lit from within.

Dominant by itself, beautiful as a collection.

Glow – 22ct Gold
Mini: 6 dia x 5 (h) cm 
Small:  10 dia x 7(h) cm  
Medium:  12 dia x 8(h) cm  
To see Tracy’s Copper version of Glow click here.

Glass Art Orbs Artist

British Glass artist Tracy Nicholls discovered glass during evening classes she attended in 2003.  Perusing her interest in glass, Tracy went on to complete an MA in Contemporary Craft- Glass, at UCA Farnham.  Graduating with Distinction in 2009.

Tracy has set up her studio in Kingston, Surrey.  Tracy works predominantly with opaque glass to create her signature pieces.  Intrigued by the nature of erosion, Tracy studies the disintegration of solid forms over time.  Observing the transition of the ever more delicate and fragile form.  Subsequently transforming into an absorbing, lace-like structure.  Simplicity is the key to her work and favours the monochrome colour palette, using light, shape and form to capture the eye.

In 2008 Tracy won, ‘Best in Show’ at the British Glass Biennale.  In 2014 her work was included in Europe’s prestigious Coburg Glass Prize in Germany.   Tracy’s Sculptures are present in many exhibitions throughout Europe and the UK.  Her work can be found in both private and public collections, including the National Museum of Scotland and the Marinha Grande Museum of Glass in Portugal.

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