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Anna Chrysopoulo

MA work

Anna’s work is centred around the theme of relationships; the relationship she has with herself, with others and the environment that surrounds her. It is expressive of her personal experiences and reflects how relationships can influence one’s emotions and state of mind. 

She states, ‘A face points both ways; at once facing the outside whilst looking inwards to quite another continent or landscape that is invisible to another. Glass as a material enables me to translate and clarify emotional states and the subjective.’

Exploring this theme, her concepts have been translated through a conversation; a relationship in the fusion of glass with metals. 

The knowledge and understanding of compatibility gained through extensive experimentation by combining these materials is an essential part of her making process. 

Solid and hollow glass with metal inclusions form the visual language that is now characteristic of her work.

Dealing with the personal is a strong source of inspiration for Anna; a balance between triangulating the relationship of experiences and the artefacts of her own making.  

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2017

  • In 2001, during the last three months of her Fine Art degree, Anna discovered glass and became captivated by it as a material. She went on to pursue her passion at Westminster Adult Education College and completed higher national qualifications in glass. Following this Anna continued within the field of glass-making in her work for other glass artists. She has been teaching kiln-formed glass at the college she studied (WAES) for over a decade before coming to study at the Royal College of Art. Anna is a London based glass artist predominantly working in cast glass with metal inclusions.



  • Degrees

  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Middlesex University, 1998; BA Fine Art, Middlesex University, 2001; Professional Diploma in Kiln-formed Glass, WAES, 2001; Higher National Certificate in Kiln-formed Glass, WAES, 2002
  • Experience

  • Personal assistant to artist Andrew Logan, The Glasshouse, London, 2001 - 2010; Personal studio assistant to artist Max Jacquard, Kent, 2003 - 2005; Cold-worker, Peter Layton's Glassblowing, London, 2005; Art handler, Chilhuly Installation Team, Chihuly at Kew Gardens, 2004; Glass technician, Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES), London, 2005 - 2015; Teaching assistant to Angela Thwaites, Bildwerk, Fauenau Germany, 2013; Glass tutor, Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES), London, 2006 - present day 2017
  • Awards

  • The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers Award, 2017