Recycled Glass Sculptures ‘Flying Nun’ by Juli Bolaños
The Flying Nun Recycled Glass Sculptures by Juli Bolaños is part of the Ode to Intuición series, and can be purchased as a stand-alone sculpture or as part of a mix and match glass set. The Flying Nun stands at approximately 14cm tall and uses the bold contrast of clear and deep blue glass. The Ode to intuición series by Juli comprises all non-functional vessels and was started in Edinburgh in 2013.
Juli’s inspiration for her Ode to Intuición series and pieces such as the Flying Nun’ Recycled Glass Sculptures comes from intuitive play and the ability to create new ideas from objects she finds. Every object that Juli finds is precious in its own unique way, Juli’s ability being that of seeking out the preciousness of objects discarded by others, and transforming them into works of art. Each piece from the series tells a story, the creations coming from her ability to play with and explore different and contrasting materials.
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Recycled Glass Sculptures Artist
Juli Bolaños-Durman is an emerging designer of Latin American origin, now based in Scotland. Originally from Costa Rica, Juli’s background before immersing into glass art included mixed-media and graphic design. Her glass art work is truly unique, each of her creations being made from objects that she finds and goes on to transform. Each of her artefacts tells a story, her superb expression through glass art allowing her to become well-known amongst lovers and collectors of glass art.
Juli won the Eco Design Category at the Elle Decoration British Design Awards in 2015, her work also gaining her first prize in 2013 as a new designer. Other prizes awarded to Juli include a new designer’s contemporary glass society associate prize and the Scottish Glass Society Prize for best student in Edinburgh in 2013. Her work has been displayed in her native San José as well as in Miami, Scotland, Madrid, and London.
Juli gained her B.A Honours in Graphic Design in San José in 2006. She also studied Portuguese and in Venice in 2008 completed a photography and design course. She has given masterclasses in the U.S, and has been artist in residence for more than one glass department in Edinburgh. Now based permanently in Scotland, Juli’s work offers something entirely new and refreshing to the world of Recycled Glass Sculptures.