Photo: Helen Slater in Oxfordshire, East Midlands

Helen Slater

Artist, Maker, Lecturer / academic

Concepts The main themes of my work are figurative, particularly with reference to the environment, whether that is our own Home surroundings, Public Space, or our impact on the environments we encounter. I am particularly interested in our relationship with environments. This maybe memories and emotional associations to the places, objects and spaces around us or the impact we have on these places. Each one-off piece of glass is hand modelled; cast and polished giving each pieces a precious quiet elegance. Drawings and images from life are translated into glass sheets, floated in blocks of liquid glass or hand enamelled, suggesting the feeling that they have been captured for posterity, giving them an airy ethereal quality, a feeling of preservation. Influences Ancient Greek sculpture. Artists: Edwardo Paolozzi, Rodin, Mary Van Kline Career path Education: 1996 MA Glass and Ceramics, Royal College of Art, London 1994 BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics, Sunderland University Working Practice 2000-present Part-time Lecturer, North Oxfordshire School of Art 2001 Public Reporting and Accountability Award, commissioned by CIPFA and Price Waterhouse Coopers 2000 Public Servant of the Year Awards, commissioned by CIPFA, Cabinet Office and Public Finance Magazine 1998 Community based project workshops, London 1997/98 Studio Assistant, Rebecca Newnham Glass Mosaic 1996 Part-time Lecturer, Middlesex University read full statement

Location Oxfordshire, East Midlands
Activities Higher education, Adult education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Workshops
Artforms / type of project Education project, Drawing, Glass, Public Art, Sculpture
Tags Cast glass, sculpture, Lost Wax Glass Casting, Kilnformed Glass, Glass Artist, Glass Sculpture, Outdoor Glass Sculpture, Glass Casting, Glass Drawing, Landscapes

News & Events

  • Starting MPhil/PhD at The Royal College of Art

    This term I have started an MPhil/PhD at The Royal College of Art London. This will be research by practice, on a part-time basis, which will explore our optical perception of image within glass.

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