Unique Glass Ornaments ‘Oak Tree’ by Helen Slater
Helen Slater creates beautiful, unique glass ornaments. The ‘Oak Tree’ piece is part of her Static Snow Storm collection.
This fabulous sculpture features an oak tree drawn in intricate detail in black. The drawing of the tree is set within clear glass, and the ornament contains bubbles spread throughout the piece.
Helen captures a moment in time in her unique glass ornaments. They perfectly capture the beauty of nature and a snowstorm. A wonderful reflective piece of glass art.
Unique Glass Ornaments Artist
Helen Slater is a professional Glass Artist and Lecturer. She graduated from The Royal College of Art, with a master’s degree in 3D Design: Glass & Ceramics, in 1996. Since then, she has been lecturing and making glass sculpture from her workshop in the Cotswolds. She is currently undertaking a PhD at The Royal College of Art, London.
Helen’s work is predominately figurative. Within her current work, she explores the notion of the environment. This may be her home, public spaces, or the nature of our impact on the environments we encounter. She is particularly interested in our relationship with different places, how we perceive spaces and bring our own personal influence on them. This may be the memories and emotional associations which relate to an event or the physical impact or traces we can leave on these places.
To capture these associations Helen creates glass environments or sculptures that suggest those feelings. The quality of the glass allows Helen to create a sense of captured moments, a nostalgia or recollection of a particular place or setting, giving the works an airy ethereal quality of memories past.
Helen Slater has extensively exhibited her work, both nationally and internationally. In 1997, Helen won the Charlie Bray Award for Glasswork. She also works to public and private commission.