‘Phoenix’ Glass Vessel by Gregg Anston-Race
Phoenix is a real juggernaut of startling colours that awakens the senses at first glance. Wonderfully vibrant with an exotic blend of patterns that entice the eye and engorge the mind.
At first glance it is reminiscent of Aboriginal Art with its fragrant colouration and bold lines.
In Greek mythology, a phoenix or phenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor.
About the Phoenix – Handmade Kiln formed Art Glass Vessel Artist
Gregg Anston-Race was born in Truro and has lived all his life in Cornwall. He grew up exploring the old mines, the coast and the moors. He finds inspiration for his art from the rugged coastline of the area and its history of mining. Gregg established Craft Fusion Studio in 2005. His work has been on display from Penzance to Inverness. He has also commissioned many works for businesses and private clients.
Gregg’s work started out with coloured glass, elements of mineral foils being added to his work later on. His inspiration for adding mineral foils came once again from the old mines of Cornwall and the metal ore deposits he found there. Once he had exhausted this medium, Gregg developed more new techniques. He now works mostly with coloured glass powder to produce vibrant and organic art work.
Gregg’s work has grown in variety through his experimentation. He creates unusual and unique textures in his glass art. His works include coaster, bowls, free standing sculptures, and splash backs and interiors. At his Craft Fusion Studio, Gregg makes individual and bespoke pieces of art. He has commissioned many splash backs and unique statements for private and commercial premises.