Glass Disc Art ‘Tregeseal’ by Susan Kinley
This glass disc art ‘Tregeseal’ is inspired by the hamlet of the same name in a valley below the town of St Just, Cornwall, UK. Susan gathers references on her walks to inspire her creativity. She makes photographs and drawings to immerse herself in the place. She looks for particular shapes, colours, patterns or textures that will work together. Some of the photographs are made into transfers, and you can see parts of these images in the piece.
The resulting glass art is bursting with natural features and colours, bringing the beauty of the Cornish landscape into your home.
Each glass disc art can be hung on a wall or displayed on a shelf or mantlepiece. Wall-mounted with a transparent mounting behind glass, approximately 1cm away from the wall.
N.B. Tregeseal comes with an installation/hanging system and full instructions. Each disc has 3 small holes at the edge of the disc and is attached to the wall with screw fittings and spacers. Screw heads are covered by small disc magnet covers.
Glass Disc Art Artist
Susan Kinley has an established practice as an artist and maker, with a studio based near Falmouth, in Cornwall. Her work combines different processes and materials, including glass, metals and enamels. Visual research at archaeological sites throughout the UK, from the Isles of Scilly to the Orkneys, informs Susan’s practice. Her work has been widely exhibited. She has awards from Arts Council England, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, the David Cantor Memorial Fund, Cultivator Cornwall and Marshwood Applied Arts.
She works to commission for individuals and on public installations, with past projects including the British Embassy in Dublin, the Met Office, Exeter, and Penlee House Art Gallery & Museum, Penzance.
In 2019 Susan was selected to show a large scale glass wall installation at the prestigious Collect Open. This is part of the International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design at Saatchi Gallery.
“My wall panels and installations are overlays of places, ideas and experiences, fused together in unexpected ways. Each work tells a visual story of memory, visits to particular wild places and changes across days, months, and centuries.”