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Michele Oberdieck

MA work

Blurring Lines, Merging Colours

Inspired by natural forms, and organic structures, I explore balance, and the asymmetrical through shape, texture, and the gradual transition of colour.

I mirror the soft organic lines created when a molten colour bleeds into another with a biomorphic form.

Colour, purely sensory, enriches the linear with meaning.

My 3-D forms are meant as gestures, and as such, express a narrative.

 

As a medium of both clarity, and ambiguity, glass’s capacity to distort and alter our view is intriguing. By cutting and stripping away layers of colour, I examine the positive, and negative ground by playing with transparency and opacity, exposing the reflection of light and shadow from the inner contained space onto the exterior form.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2016

  • Inspired by natural forms, and organic structures, I explore balance, and the asymmetrical through shape, texture, and the gradual transition of colour.

    I mirror the soft organic lines created when a molten colour bleeds into another with a biomorphic form.

    Colour, purely sensory, enriches the linear with meaning.

    My 3D forms are meant as gestures, and as such, express a narrative.

    As a medium of both clarity, and ambiguity, glass’s capacity to distort and alter our view is intriguing. By cutting and stripping away layers of colour, I examine the positive, and negative ground by playing with transparency and opacity, exposing the reflection of light and shadow from the inner contained space onto the exterior form.

     

     

     

  • Degrees

  • B.A Hon Printed and Knitted Textiles, Glasgow School of Art, 1994
  • Experience

  • Managed own printed textile design practice working in fashion and interior design, designing, selling, and marketing for own business, 1999–now; Drawing Workshop, University of the Contemporary Arts, Farnham, 2016; Visiting lecturer to several colleges: The American University, Marylebone, Buckingham Chiltern University, Bath Spa, 2000–2002; Course vigilator and visiting lecturer at Central University of England, Birmingham, 2000–2005; Freelance consultant with interior designers, architects, as well as private individuals in colour, print, and room schemes, 2000–present; Freelance design work for Calvin Klein, Anne Klein; Knit designs for Donna Karan 1994–2003
  • Exhibitions

  • The Emerged and the Established, Christies, South Kensington, London, UK, 2016; WIP Exhibition, Royal College of Art, Woo Building, Battersea, London, UK, 2015; ‘Off Centre’, Royal College of Art, Stephen’s Building, London, UK, 2015; Icehouse Exhibition, Holland Park, London, UK, 2015; Made in London, Marylebone, London, UK, 2014 ; Design Junction, London Design Week, London, UK, 2014; Maison d’Objet, Paris, France, Jan 2014, Sept 2014 ; Clerkenwell Exhibition, London, UK, 2014; ‘Botanical Renditions’ The Ice House, Holland Park, London, UK, 2013; Index, Dubai, UK, 2011 ; Tramshed Design Exhibition, Tramshed, Shoreditch, London Design Week, London, UK, 2010
  • Publications

  • Dying & Screen-printing on Textiles, Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor 1st and 2nd Edition, 2010, 2011; Lamination; Glass Handbook, George Papadopoulos, 2004