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Paul Stopler

MA work

My kiln-formed glass explores the notion of containment through the use of solid cast forms. These are vessels without voids; containers whose content is the transparent glass mass. Using the glass surface to suggest a skin containing a translucent liquid mass, the glass exterior acts as a membrane for the inner life of the piece. Forms are turned with curvaceous and sensual flowing lines that echo the liquid nature of glass and are designed to hold light. Through attenuating the glass form, the close relationship between colour and form is heightened.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2011

  • My kiln-formed glass explores the notion of containment through the use of solid cast forms. These are vessels without voids; containers whose content is the transparent glass mass. Using the glass surface to suggest a skin containing a translucent liquid mass, the glass exterior acts as a membrane for the inner life of the piece. Forms are turned with curvaceous and sensual flowing lines that echo the liquid nature of glass and are designed to hold light. Through attenuating the glass form, the close relationship between colour and form is heightened.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) First, Three Dimensional Design (Glass), U.C.C.A. Farnham, 2009
  • Experience

  • Studio assistant, Bruno Romanelli Glass, Auckland, 2010; Studio assistant, Max jacquard Glass, Ulcombe, 2009; Studio assistant, Colin Reid Glass, Stroud, 2008; Studio assistant, Ann Robinson Glass, Auckland, N.Z., 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • Green Christmas, Smiths Row, Bury St. Edmunds, 2010; New Beginnings, S.D.C. Gallery, London, 2009; From Inspiration to Realisation, The Maltings, farnham, 2008
  • Awards

  • Runner-up, Part 1, New Designer of the Year Award, Business Design Centre, 2009