Glass Seashells ‘Purple Fox’ by Emma Goring
Emma Goring’s glass seashells, Purple Fox, part of her Chambers series gives rise to her growing accomplishments. Clear and purple glass worked together in the hot studio. Compression, twists and turns create internal chambers of interest. Subtle tones of purple pass through the shell adding depth within. All viewed through a highly polished flat window. The Purple Fox, when back lit, will highlight the chambers to their full glory.
Every shell is signed and dated by the artist
NB: Each of Emma’s glass seashells are completely unique, much like seashells themselves; they are handmade, and it is impossible to replicate the shape or individual chambers within the shell each time.
Glass Seashells Artist
Emma Goring, a maker and designer of Hot Glass resides in Bingham, close to Nottingham. It was in 2015 while studying BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics at the University of Sunderland her curiosity in glass was sparked. During the first semester an introduction to hot glass sealed Emma’s fate.
After graduating with a first class honors, Emma looked to widen her knowledge and increase her skill set. This has lead to a number of Internships and experiences. Emma worked at the National Glass Center in Sunderland as a glass maker for two years. She currently assists Lucinda Robertson, hiring artist at the National Glass Center.
Emma spent four months as a Technical Intern with Hot Glass, at North Lands Creative in Lybster, Scotland. This experience taught Emma the systems and procedures needed to run a studio. It also empowered Emma to build her own mini furnace. Emma then went on to fulfill a ten week internship with Tobias Møhl and Trine Drivsholm in Denmark.
These invaluable experiences have empowered Emma to work with hot glass following through her personal interest in organic forms. Emma looks at the similarities between organic matter and the physical properties of glass on a microscopic scale, and looks to explore and replicate that form through the medium of hot glass.
‘Glass is an incredibly versatile material, being molten and malleable one minute to solid crystal the next.’ Emma Goring.