Decorative Plates ‘Paradise II’ by Helena Ross
These decorative plates are an enticing gradation of colours – from cool blue at the ends to a warm sunny centre. ‘Paradise II’ blends sun, sea and coconut palms. A heavenly getaway we could all do with at the moment.
These decorative plates in a short wooden canoe shape that turns up along the seams.
It is perfect as a centrepiece for a table or as a focus point for a room. It will also fit neatly on most window sills to catch the sunlight.
This piece is hand-finished so all edges are softly rounded with a matt sandblasted top and the surface underneath is smooth to the touch. For decorative use only.
Decorative Plates 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, like this art glass plate, 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”.