Incalmo Glass Sculpture ‘Amorphous View II’ by Laura McKinley
Laura used the Italian method of Incalmo to create ‘Amorphous View II’. This intriguing incalmo glass sculpture is made in a beautiful shade of ivory. The shape and form are captivating and technically difficult to make. It is part of a highly imaginative series of work, which allows the audience to not only look at the art, but also in and through it too.
The varying thickness of glass and polished angled surfaces create ever-changing effects of light and shadow. Laura exploits these characteristics to create an environment of illusion. Her beautiful incalmo glass sculpture is a great example of tranquil beauty.
Incalmo 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.