Glass Birds Nest ‘ Nestled Ester Segarra’ by Cathryn Shilling
Inside this glass bird’s nest, you will find cast bronze eggs. Made by the South London Foundry, these perfectly formed eggs bring to life the stranded glass nest.
Formed by intrinsically intertwining strand upon strand of fine glass cane, this nest is one of the ‘containment’ series by Cathryn Shilling. The complexity of the nest is simply astounding. The woven pattern of glass strands is perfectly akin to a bird’s nest found in nature.
Like all her works, this glass birds nest by Cathryn shows the artist’s delicate relationship with nature to perfection. A container for a new life, this fragile vessel carefully encases the eggs which will hatch and bring new birds to nature. On a planet where human intervention is destroying nature, one glimpse at this stunning glass art piece, and you will become lost in a world that was in perfect harmony before the passing of mankind.
Glass Birds Nest 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-glass art 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 her London Studio, Cathryn brings this radiant and dazzling glass birds nest.