The Glass Prize 2017
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NINA CASSON MCGARVA

Name of Work:"Delicate Momentum"

"Delicate Momentum"

The starting point in my work is nature. I take a detail of an element I find in nature and use it as a inspirational base to create my own abstraction, that then builds into a complex sculpture. My inspiration comes from cycles of nature that I associate with glass because to me the material is at it's most alive when it’s hot and being transformed. The end result is solid and doesn’t move any longer, it is at the fragile time before disintegration and maintains a dynamic form and rich structures such as dry leaves, feathers or sea shells. In the making process I shape it hot in an open kiln until the glass stops moving. When the glass transforms to be a solid, the piece is finished.

Type of glass used: Bullseye

Type of kiln used: Italfoni + Home made annealer

France

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