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Cathryn Shilling

Gaze 2021

Warp, weft, stitch, thread 2021


For these pieces Cathryn brings together strand upon strand of fine glass cane which she then works with in many layers, turning them into a deep and complex bowls. The final form of the piece is of something familiar, found in nature, yet the use of glass adds the dimension of surprise for this container for new life. The fragile vessel nestling eggs is made from enduring bronze or crystal.

Cathryn Shilling is an internationally renowned glass artist living and working in London.

When she moved to USA with her family, she changed direction from working as a Graphic Designer and studied the art and craft of Stained Glass in Connecticut.

When she returned to London in 2004, Cathryn began studying and working with kiln formed glass as well as becoming a student at Peter Layton's London Glassblowing Studio. In 2009 she began her professional practice in a studio in London and in 2010 Cathryn became the Curator at London Glassblowing.

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