Kiln Formed Glass Plate ‘Edwardian Study’ by Helena Ross
This kiln-formed glass plate was created by glass artist Helena Ross in Crowthorne, Berkshire England. This kiln-formed glass plate is delicately made by fusing vibrantly colourful glass rods together in a longboat shape that curves up at the edges.
Perfect for the period home with warm, subdued colours reminiscent of the time, or for those trying to achieve understated elegance.
Matt sandblasted to perfection, the edges are smooth and touchable and the surface is afizz with a palette of warm colours.
Suitable for a windowsill. Marvellous for a mantelpiece. Great for a table centrepiece or to adorn a side table in the living room or hallway.
These fused glass plates are for decorative use only.
Kiln Formed 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”.