Decorative Glass Plate ‘Evening Resonance’ by Helena Ross
This decorative glass plate is delicately hand fused art glass designed by Helena Ross in Crowthorne, Berkshire England. This kiln-formed glass plate in a longboat shape that curves up at the corners. Ripples of warm colours in the centre fade out to reds and purples at the edges.
The perfect centrepiece for your living room or to win admiring glances on a hallway side table. It’s vibrant colour palette really captures the eye – as well as the imagination.
This piece is delicately hand-finished to deliver a smooth piece with fine matt sandblasted features.
Decorative Glass Plate Artist
Helena Ross graduated from Swansea Institute in 2004 with a BA (Hons) degree in Architectural Glass. She has a keen interest in graphic design and colour harmonies and contrasts. Therefore, her large-scale work used bold designs combined with intricate detail. The joy of working with colour in stained glass inspired Helena to explore ways of achieving the same in smaller pieces of decorative kiln-formed glass.
Helena created her novel “ColourWave” design technique, following a course she took with artist Richard Parrish. Her current work uses this design. Helena explores the use of fine stripe textures to form larger-scale drifts of colour. She creates blends of colours by using thin rods of coloured glass. By restricting the palette, smoothly-controlled colour transitions are generated even when using strong colour contrasts between adjacent elements. Objects that appear to have smooth colours from a distance show their true lively nature close up.
With over 15 years’ experience in the design and technical control of glass processes, she produces a range of glass pieces using this approach.
“Glass is a wonderful medium, and I hope my works shows a novel way of using it to make a wide variety of attractive colour pieces. I enjoy the challenges of developing effective and sometimes unusual colour blends, followed by the crafting of the end product, armed with glass cutters, a kiln, and shaping and finishing tools”.