Artist Collections:

Glass Art by Georgia Redpath Collect 17

“Anyone who has met me, will testify to the fact I am a messy, slightly clumsy individual – often splattered with plaster or wax.  Through my cast glass pieces, I have the chance to escape my natural state – and produce the clean, pared-back simplicity to which I personally aspire. 

 

My inspiration comes from the pattern, repetition and geometry found in both the constructed and natural worlds.  Cast glass is perfectly placed to capture this subject matter: as well as an external form, it has an internal world of reflections and refractions.  This offers the possibility of intriguing optical effects, including almost fractal repetitions.”

  

Biography­

 

After studying Law at Oxford, Georgia started her working life specialising in international corporate tax, and suggests that this analytical, research-based background serves her well as a cast glass artist. 

 

Having grown up close to the cathedral in Lincoln, she developed an appreciation for glass at an early age – particularly its interaction with light and the surrounding space.  But it was a summer course in stained glass which prompted her to return to full-time education, gaining a First Class degree in Contemporary Craft. 

 

Following this, Georgia spent a year at the International Glass Centre in Brierley Hill – where she won the award for Student of the Year.  The offer of studio space prompted a decision to relocate to the West Midlands permanently, and since 2007 she has sha­red a studio at the Ruskin Glass Centre with another glass artist, George Jackson.