Kiln Fused Art Glass ‘Dicotyledon Stem’ By Sharon Korek
This original piece of kiln fused art glass is fascinating. With attention to detail, Karen works entirely from glass. Made from hand-pulled murrini cane from her vitrigraph kiln. Karen uses her skill and careful placement of glass, to create the microscopic view of the cross-section of a dicotyledon. In dicot stems, the vascular bundles are arranged in a ring, which can be clearly seen in this piece.
An intricate piece, perfectly presented by a handmade clear glass base, on which the dicotyledon stem sits.
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Dicotyledon Stem: D18cm
Kiln Fused Art Glass Artist
Sharon Korek took early retirement from lecturing in Law in 2014. She learnt how to cut, fuse and kiln form glass at a local university. Sharon pursued her interest with this knowledge and set up her own studio, in Hitchin, called Blossom Glassworks. The studio is now her, ‘home from home’.
Inspired by the natural world, Sharon takes her inspiration from nature in all its glorious colours and forms. Exploring the wider potential of glass fusing and casting she lets her imagination drive her creativity. Forging unique elements to include in her work, using kiln forming, ‘lost wax’ casting and vitrigraph techniques. Resulting in sculptural pieces, wall panels, splashbacks and functional items.
Sharons work has been exhibited in several national events including, The Chelsea Art Show, Handmade in Britain at Chelsea and Living Crafts.
‘Glass is an exciting and versatile material to work with and sometimes it seems to have a life of its own.’ Sharon Korek.
‘Opening the kiln after a firing, there is always a moment of holding one’s breath, to see what the cut and assembled pieces of glass have become in the intense heat of the kiln.’