Kiln Glass Art ‘Tree of Souls’ by Cathryn Shilling
‘Tree of Souls’ by Cathryn Shilling beautifully fuses kiln glass art with a bespoke ceramic base. The kiln-formed glass platter offers the viewer a glimpse into the vastness and spectacular nature of our world. A traditional diorama, the grandeur of this stunning glass vessel perfectly illustrates the natural state of our environment before human involvement.
The base of this lustrous purple kiln glass art is made by George Jackson. Immerse yourself in the fine detailing of this kiln glass, the ‘tree of souls’ boasting purples, blues, indigos, and lilac shades. This kiln formed glass with dichroic represents a place of uncertainty, one where human activity could eventually lead to the jeopardy of our very existence.
Kiln Glass Art 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 brings this stunning and vibrant purple kiln glass art.