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Louis Thompson

MA work

The DNA fingerprint is completely unique to one’s self. No other exists anywhere else in quite the same way, and it is this coding and composition that has informed this recent work.


Underlying interests in repetition, sequencing and multiples underpin my practice. Collections and archives, medical instruments and the aesthetics of science all play strongly in this work. Memories of my presence, and my physical actions with the material, are fundamental in how I explore scale, volume and material quality. Functionality, sabotage, what is truthful and what is deceiving are key underlying themes.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2011

  • The DNA fingerprint is completely unique to one’s self. No other exists anywhere else in quite the same way, and it is this coding and composition that has informed this recent work.


    Underlying interests in repetition, sequencing and multiples underpin my practice. Collections and archives, medical instruments and the aesthetics of science all play strongly in this work. Memories of my presence, and my physical actions with the material, are fundamental in how I explore scale, volume and material quality. Functionality, sabotage, what is truthful and what is deceiving are key underlying themes.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Design: Glass, North Staffordshire Polytechnic, 1988
  • Experience

  • Senior lecturer in Glass, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, 1996-2005; Visiting lecturer, University of Sunderland, 2005; Glass designer and maker, London Glassblowing Workshop, London, 2002-11; Teaching assistant, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, USA, 2001
  • Exhibitions

  • Breath Taking: Revealing a new wave in British glass blowing, Crafts Council touring exhibition, 2011; International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa, Notojima Glass Art Museum, Nanao, Japan, 2010; Remarkable Glass, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 2010; British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, 2010
  • Awards

  • Winner, Glass, Charlotte Fraser Award, 2009; Winner, Pilchuck Glass School International Scholarship, 2001