Blown Art Glass Sculpture ‘Ruby Hyacinth’ by Charlotte Wilkinson
The talented hands of Charoltte Wilkinson create this blown art glass sculpture ‘Ruby Hyacinth’. She developed this series after being mesmerised by the evolving form of her father’s brain scans. The resulting glass sculpture is as beautiful as it is fascinating.
The facets on the piece entice the viewer to look deep within the piece. Allowing you to marvel at the true beauty of the piece as the optics of glass are further revealed.
Blown Art Glass Sculpture Artist
Charlotte Wilkinson graduated from the Design Crafts course at De Montfort University in 2014, going on to become an Honorary Artist in Residence the following year. She later returned in 2017, to begin her PhD research into the application of Holograms onto handmade glass objects, which she is due to complete in 2023.
Specialising in blown and lampworked glass creates striking sculptures that work in perfect harmony with each other. She is fascinated by the fast-paced, exhilarating process of turning molten glass into unique sculptures. The final form is dictated by natural forces acting on the hot glass.
Charlotte’s work is inspired by medical imaging. An MRI scan of her dad’s brain grabbed her imagination and form the basis of her work.
“I am drawn to these captivating images as they reveal insights into the human body that would otherwise be unseen; the precision of our structures and the patterns of our cells and organs is beyond fascinating to me,” says Charlotte.
These images are then translated into physical movements to use in the hot shop. It is this process that led to the development of Charlotte’s signature patterning style. Her work echoes the undulating forms typical of viewing MRI scans in succession.
Charlotte is drawn to vivid colour and pattern, often layering and blending colours to create depth in the glass. She exploits the optical qualities of the glass material. These are further enhanced by decorative cold working techniques. Finally, each piece is finished with a high shine polish to create a dazzling effect!
We are delighted to welcome Charlotte and her brain-inspired blown art glass art sculpture to our gallery.