Marine Glass Art ‘Seahorse’ by Gail Turbutt

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Marine Glass Art ‘Seahorse’ by Gail Turbutt

Fascinated since her youth, the Seahorse is part of Gail’s marine glass art collection.  This particular seahorse is a version of the UK short-snorted seahorse.  Looking to use natural textures Gail for the body of the seahorse chose seashells.  The loosely controlling of colour during the firing process, coupled with Gail’s experience of the flowing clear and coloured glass through the mould creates wonderful one-off effects.

Seahorse is an endearing piece of marine glass art that will delight all who see it.

Marine Glass Art Artist

Gail Turbutt studied 3D Design in Glass at Wolverhampton University.  With a BAhons Gail looked to new ways to advance mould making and glass casting using machine processes.

In 2003 Gail teamed up with Amanda Brisbane at her studio in Ludlow. During this time Gail had her problem solving and ability to search for alternative solutions put to the test.  The resulting process of sandcasting glass was pushed to its very limits, with Amanda Brisbane Ltd  becoming a worldwide name.

Over the years Gail has perfected her own style of glass sculpture.  Utilizing her acquired skills in mark-making and improving her mould-making abilities.  Gail uses clay as her host canvas, where she has the means to pick up the fine detail of the design element.  Sheet glass is used instead of molten glass.  Gail looks to work with the thinnest layer of glass, looking to harness the varied inherent qualities it has to offer as a medium.

Inspired by nature and the nartual world, Gail looks to create organically-shaped free standing panels.  Working from her studio in  Ludlow, Shropshire, all of Gail’s pieces are complete one-offs, the mould crumbles once out of the Kiln.

‘Seeing the sculptures move from my imagination to reality, yet not knowing until the final moment if it will reflect the inspiration that brought it into being.’ – Gail Turbutt.

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