Sculptural Cast Glass ‘Spliced Steel’ by Jessamy Kelly
The talented hands of Jessamy Kelly bring us this arresting piece of sculptural cast glass art. A modern piece that exudes elegance.
This is a fabulous example of the inherent transparent and translucent qualities of cut cast glass. Jessamy has used diamond cutting techniques to create this piece which is polished to an incredible shine. Clear glass with a pate de Verre centre entices the viewer to look deeper into the piece.
This mighty piece -12kg- will make a bold statement on a dining table, shelf or mantlepiece.
Sculptural Cast Glass Artist
Dr Jessamy Kelly is a talented, award-winning artist specialising in high-quality art glass design and production.
She completed her BA in Glass and Ceramics at the University of Sunderland in 2001 and went on to complete a Masters in Glass at Edinburgh College of Art, in 2002 and a PhD in glass and ceramics at the University of Sunderland in 2009. She is a Lecturer in Glass at Edinburgh College of Art and is the vice-chair of the Raft research group, a network that supports and explores the changing identity of craft practice. Jessamy exhibits her work widely throughout the UK as well as internationally throughout Europe and the United States.
Jessamy is based in Edinburgh, where she works predominantly in kiln cast glass. She seeks out natural phenomena that allow her to capture a fleeting, transience in her work; capturing light by diamond cutting the glass to reveal its inherent transparent and translucent qualities. She is a highly accomplished academic and her knowledge of industrial glass design and manufacture has established her as a specialist in the field.
In addition to her academic achievements, Jessamy is an award-winning artist. She won the craft & design Selected Maker of the Year Gold Award. She also won the First Prize at The Meffan Winter 2010 Exhibition.