Incalmo Glass Art ‘Trottola’ by Laura McKinley
This gorgeous Incalmo glass art ‘ Trottola’ is an elegant piece with a fun element to it. Reminiscent of a spinning top, the viewer is enticed to play with it.
As with much of Laura’s creations, this incalmo glass art looks as though it should be touched and toyed with, but that’s not its purpose. This beautiful free-blown glass, in a delicious turquoise colour with contrasting turned bronze, is to be admired only!
A pretty, playful thought-provoking piece of glass art
Incalmo Glass Art 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.