Small Black Sculpture ‘Defined’ by Deborah Timperley
This textured cast glass black box is viewed from above into an architectural space. The allure of gold draws you in but a golden grid prevents access to the deeper interior of the inner space. The grid of this small black sculpture is replicated on the sides of the austere exterior. The highly polished top edge is the meeting point of the exterior and the interior, a threshold between the two.
The combination of dense black glass and a base of 23.5ct gold results in a deeply rich and lustrous effect. A sophisticated and moody small black sculpture.
Small Black Sculpture Artist
Deborah Timperley is an accomplished UK glass artist who has produced stunning glass artworks for over 20 years. Interestingly, Deborah’s first career was in the hospitality industry. However, an introduction from her mother to the beauty of stained glass led Deborah along a new path.
“My mother was passionate about art, and as part of her teacher training, she did a study on stained glass. I was taken to many churches and cathedrals to look at the windows as part of her research. I was only in junior school at the time, but the magnificence of the stained windows in Coventry Cathedral stayed with me. So, 20 or so years later I took a stained glass at evening classes in London and loved it!
I eventually stopped working with stained glass and instead studied for a degree in 3D Design at Middlesex University. I knew immediately that I had found my ‘groove’ as I could work across disciplines and with both glass and ceramics”.
Over two decades since gaining her degree, Deborah continues to enjoy making just as much. One look at her work is all you need to ‘feel’ the joy and creativity that has been poured into each and every piece.
For many years, Deborah worked from home but now has a workshop on the Borde Hill House and Garden Estate, West Sussex. The rural setting, down a little lane and in an old converted stable suit, Deborah, perfectly!
Deborah is a member of a number of professional bodies, and she has exhibited her work at numerous events, galleries and museums. Deborah’s awards include Winner of the Warm Glass Prize 2015 Category – Other Glass.