Opaque Glass Sculpture ‘Fragile Lace Series III’ by Tracy Nicholls
Tracy Nicholls displays her delicate touch beautifully in this opaque glass sculpture. The lace like web, hand cut with precision, presents an intricate design, that draws the mind. During the kiln firings the white glass panels fuse and slump, while gentle undulations form. Resulting in a depth and movement that awakens the piece.
A solid walnut base renders Fragile Lace III well. The opaque glass sculpture boasts a grey glass centre panel which amplifies the shadows cast, when placed in a well lit environment.
Fragile Lace III is an elegant piece that will elevate the mantle or fireside it may reside.
Colours – White/Grey (can be made to order in any colour on request)
Lead time – 2 weeks
Opaque Glass Sculpture Artist
British Glass artist Tracy Nicholls discovered glass during evening classes she attended in 2003. Perusing her interest in glass, Tracy went on to complete an MA in Contemporary Craft- Glass, at UCA Farnham. Graduating with Distinction in 2009. Tracy has set up her studio in Kingston, Surrey.
Tracy works predominantly with opaque glass to create her signature pieces. Intrigued by the nature of erosion, Tracy studies the disintegration of solid forms over time. Observing the transition of the ever more delicate and fragile form. Subsequently transforming into an absorbing, lace like structure. Simplicity is the key to her work and favours the monochrome colour palette, using light, shape and form to capture the eye.
In 2008 Tracy won, ‘Best in Show’ at the British Glass Biennale. In 2014 her work was included in Europe’s prestigious Coburg Glass Prize in Germany. Tracy’s Sculptures are present in many exhibitions through out Europe and the UK. Her work can be found in both private and public collections, including the national Museum of Scotland and the Marinha Grande Museum of Glass in Portugal.