Beautiful Vessels ‘Garniture’ by Cathryn Shilling
This ‘garniture’ of beautiful vessels by glass artist Cathryn Shilling boasts vibrant yellows, turquoises, blues, reds, and greens. A collection of matching, but non-identical glass vases, each one is hand rolled and blown to perfection. The name of Cathryn’s ‘garniture’ of vessels comes from the French verb to garnish. These roll-up vases will bring warmth, character, and vibrancy to your home. Made from sheets of previously fused glass, each rolled and blown vase is entirely unique.
The line-up of dazzling colours inside each of these beautiful vessels will brighten up even the dullest of days. Let this ‘garniture’ of vessels take centre-stage in your home. Each of the vessels from this range is finished to perfection by hand.
The pontil mark (polished down to perfection) is where the base of the vessel was snapped off from the putty iron. A true representation of blown glass art that is at the height of perfection, enabling the viewer to gaze endlessly into the myriad of contrasting colours.
Beautiful Vessels Artist
Cathryn Shilling is internationally renowned for her glass art. She currently lives and works in London, having returned from the USA in 2004. Upon her graduation from the Central School of Art and Design in London, Cathryn worked as a designer until her family relocated to America in 2001. Whilst in the US, she studied Stained Glass in Connecticut. This prompted her to study kiln formed glass when she returned to her roots, working alongside other glass artists. In 2010 Cathryn began to work in The Gallery, London, as Exhibition Coordinator and Curator, alongside world-renowned Peter Layton.
Cathryn’s Kiln art glass has been exhibited internationally. Her work has been seen in all corners of the globe, from the Netherlands to Mexico, to Japan and Denmark. Her most recent exhibition in 2017 where she collaborated with Anthony Scala at the British Glass Biennale led her to win the Craft and Design Award. Cathryn’s work has also led to her winning the number 25 spot of Most Amazing Glass Artists Alive Today. In 2013 she won the Warm Glass Artists Prize and has also been twice nominated for the SUWA Garasuno-Sato Glass Prize. From the kiln of her London Studio, Cathryn brings this stunning collection of ‘Garniture’ beautiful vessels.