Photo: Ester Segarra
Frances Federer has been working with gilding and painting on glass almost all her working life. She has worked to commission for designers, made her own work for display and for use and has researched the subject in depth. Tapping into her long experience, she is preparing a book to appear in 2012, on its history and techniques. She is also applying her methods to the production of a line of jewellery.
Richard Jackson gained an BA (Hons) in 3D Design - Glass at West Surrey College of Art and Design. He has worked in a number of glass studios in Europe and the USA and his work is in major museums, galleries, corporate and private spaces. He is a winner of several awards including The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Prize. The starting point for Jackson's glass objects is an idea, usually based in the human predicament/ experience, this is then developed into a physical form. In his work the form is always the signifier,with layers of language and information built upon the surface of the piece with different levels of polishing, mark making, engraving and carving.
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