Wexler Gallery

Tim Edwards

  • Converge #12, 2008
    Wheel cut blown glass
    15 X 2 3/4 X 13 3/4 inches
  • Last Light #3, 2007
    Wheel cut blown glass
    22 1/2 X 4 X 11 1/2 inches
  • Diffuse #20, 2008
    Wheel cut blown glass
    16 1/8 X 2 1/2 X 15 inches

Artist Statement

’My glass work is inspired by the landscape, the play of positive and negative space and simple, often overlooked, familiar things. I use the vessel because I like its tradition in glass and the familiar associations people have with it.

Mostly I work with flattened blown shapes because of this interesting blurring that happens between the 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional.  I have become increasingly interested in the way light defines and moves through objects and the spaces between.’

Technical Process:

’All of my work starts with lots of drawing and I will map out the piece I want to make on paper first.

I make a ‘blank’ using a technique called a ‘colour overlay’. This is where I make a coloured cup and fill this cup with a clear glass bubble. From here I blow and shape the bubble to the desired shape I want.

So the piece is annealed and then taken to the coldshop where I map out the design directly on the piece. I then carve through the uppermost colour exposing the clear glass underneath using diamond and stone wheels. This is a process which takes many hours and the stone finishing itself can take 6 – 10 hours.’

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