The Glass Prize 2017
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SUE TINKLER

Name of Work:"Harris Tweed inspired drop vessels"
Third Line:Bullseye Glass Artists 2020

"Harris Tweed inspired drop vessels"

These gravity drop vessels were inspired by the Harris Tweed industry. I love the atmosphere and isolation of the Hebridean landscape and the way that it influences how the communities live and work. By law, Harris Tweed can only be woven on the Isle of Harris by a crofter, using looms which are often inside rickety corrugated sheds. Typically the weavers will also be fishermen and shepherds. These delicate drop vessels are a composition of the herringbone weave murrine that I pulled in a hot shop, combined with powdered, crushed, stringer and sheet Bullseye glass to recreate barnacle encrusted rocks, corrugated iron, spun wool and seascape textures. Photo credit. Sylvain Deleu

Type of glass used: Bullseye

Type of kiln used: Paragon GL24

United Kingdom

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