Monochrome Rock Pools

By Stephen Foster

£650.00


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Monochrome Rock Pools

Currently on display in the Stourbridge Gallery 


1&2 width approx 18cm (7inchs)


My present work “Monchrome Rock Pools”, part of the “Aquatic Themes” series, is an accumulation of knowledge, skills and techniques all coming together in this creative moment.

In 2001 I worked for Richard Golding for a couple of months before taking up my scholarship at Broadfield House, It was only for a two of months but it was the steepest learning curve I have ever been on. Richard’s technical knowledge about glass is vast; along with this he is a complete gentleman and very giving of his Knowledge. I have always wanted to use the iridescent technique I learnt from Richard but obviously not to directly plagiarise the maestro. It was not until I tried to emulate the Mother of pearl of shells that the process began to have relevance and I could make it my own.

Since 2002 I have worked at the International Glass Centre, Dudley College as technician / tutor, where within my own work I relentlessly explored and experimented with many glass making techniques, some Italian techniques such as cane work, murrine, rollups, reticello, etc, Also cup casing originally learned from Stourbridge Maestro Malcolm Andrews and a myriad hot worked surface techniques all coming together in my present work.

These otherworldly Rock Pools have a truth to the material, exploring and exploiting the inherent qualities of glass. Trying to draw the on-lookers into the work to examine the changing shifts of perspective that occurs as light reflects and refracts across its surface and through its inner space.

£650 each 


Stephen Foster.