The Glass Prize 2017
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RUTH SHELLEY

Name of Work:"Paradigm-Shift"
Third Line:Bullseye Artists
Fourth Line:2017

"Paradigm-Shift"

Ruth has encapsulated the patterns and colours of natural dyes used in traditional Persian rugs by cutting and placing small pieces of glass side by side to replicate the knotted patterns of the rugs which is fused in a kiln to form a colourful patterned pane of glass, which is then returned to the kiln on a ring to distort it using heat and gravity to form a vessel. This is then cut, ground and sandblasted to form the finished shape. This inter-play of light, form and colour creates glass sculptures of textile fabrics which represent a circle between her past, present and future.

Type of glass used: Bullseye Glass

Type of kiln used: Paragon fusion 10

United Kingdom

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