Beautiful Glass Sculpture ‘Avolio VIII’ by Laura McKinley
Laura McKinley’s beautiful glass sculpture ‘Avolio VIII’ has an incredible shape and form. The Italian technique of Incalmo was used to create the glass sculpture. This method of working – a process where two separately blown hot glass bubbles are joined together to form one piece – is difficult to master. This beautiful glass sculpture comes in an alluring blue colour that has intensity and great clarity.
Choose this delightful piece of glass art to create an impact in your living room, dining room or hallway. Ensure it is positioned in pride of place. A great centrepiece that will provoke many animated conversations!
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Beautiful Glass Sculpture Artist
Laura Mckinley’s fascination for glass as a creative medium arises by the way it influences her initial thoughts and ideas. The spontaneity of the hot glass demands instant visual judgements that lead to shifts in design. The glass making process enables Laura to make her explorations of volume, scale and the interplay of form and colour into a physical art form.
Serendipity and the unexpected often point the way to the next starting point for making. Therefore Laura’s work is an invitation to engage with the tranquil beauty of the incidental.
“I am intrigued by the contrast between the fragile, serious nature of glass and the playfulness of the form. I aim to create something that looks as though it should be touched and toyed with, yet leads the viewer to question this, because of the fragility of the material”.
Laura studied glass at Buckinghamshire University. After graduating with a BA in 2008, she was awarded a scholarship to study at the world-famous Pilchuck glass school, USA. She has recently completed her MA in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art.