Round Glass Vase ‘Butterfly II ‘ by Amelia Burke
Butterfly II is an endearing round glass vase. Part of Amelia’s “Butterfly” series, the vase emulates the rich colours and tessellating patterns that lay upon a butterfly wing. The movement in the pattern is to reflect the flutter of the wing. The azure rings close to the month of the vase add to the joy of this round glass vase!
Round Glass Vase Artist
Amelia’s intrigue in hot glass grew whilst studying Three-dimensional Design at Manchester Metropolitan University. Gaining a BA (Hons) specialising in hot glass, Amelia furthered her experience by volunteering her time at several glass studios. Having worked with Charlie Macpherson at Notarianni Glass, Amelia then went on to work at The World of Glass in St Helens. It was here that she would demonstrate glassblowing, teach courses and work on commissions.
Amelia’s work looks to tiny detail within the natural world. A snapshot of detail is sketched, then scaled up to a high degree. Amelia then reinterprets her enlarged drawing in hot glass creating gorgeous glass art. For such intricacy, patience and skill is key. The result, a wondrous feel of movement and vibe.
Amelia is now part of the family team at E&M Glass studio in Malpas in the UK. Working alongside her husband Charlie Burke she makes her own creations.
Some of Amelia’s work can be seen at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Where, working with Lime Arts she created an installation for the Hydrotherapy department. A project she very much enjoyed. During this commission, Amelia needed to hire a hot glass workshop. She hired the workshop Charlie was working in at the time and they have been together ever since!