Approved: 16.08.2006

Paul Floyd

Artist, Maker, Project manager, Technician, Teacher

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Approved: 16.08.2006

I am strongly influenced by the natural environment and the organic aspects of glass itself. A respectful fascination of the nature of the material and its relationship with light, leads me to explore innovative and exciting ways to create a great array of textures and forms. The material can be made to flow, yet also be manipulated into a variety of geometric and abstract shapes is a constant source

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  • Location: Stourbridge, West Midlands
  • Activities: Adult education, Workshops, Public art, Private commissions
  • Categories: Education project, Project, Architecture, Glass, Public Art
  • Tags: stained glass, fused glass, art glass, architectural, Interior, Projects, Installation, Art, Designer, Maker
 
 

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    Biography

    I am strongly influenced by the natural environment and the organic aspects of glass itself. A respectful fascination of the nature of the material and its relationship with light, leads me to explore innovative and exciting ways to create a great array of textures and forms. The material can be made to flow, yet also be manipulated into a variety of geometric and abstract shapes is a constant source of inspiration; encouraging viewers to draw their own interpretations of the pieces I create.

    CV & Education

    Qualifications, Training & Experience

    2014 - Lead Artist & Public Art Co-ordinator for 'Lion Health Centre' Art Commissions, Stourbridge, West Midlands

    2000 - BA Hons Degree Architectural Glass, Welsh School of Architectural Glass, Swansea Metropolitan University, Swansea, Wales
    1997 - HND Design Crafts, College of Technology and Art, Carmarthen, Wales

    Private commissions

    2014 - Traditional Stained Glass Top Light & Side Panels, Private Residence, Kingswinford, West Midlands

    2013 - Contemporary Stained Glass Window, Private Residence, Codsall, Staffordshire

    2013 - 'Liquid Light' Series, Artglass Wall Panel, Private Residence, Amblecote, Stourbridge, West Midlands

    2013 - Traditional Stained Glass Circular Window, Private Residence, Wollaston, West Midlands

    2013 - 'Liquid Light' Series, Artglass Wall Panel, Private Residence, Pedmore, Stourbridge, West Midlands

    2013 - 'Primrose & Wren', Bespoke Stained Glass Panel, Private Residence, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

    2012 - Contemporary Fused Glass Panel, Private Residence, Blakedown, Hagley, Worcestershire
    2012 - Contemporary Fused Glass Panel: Geometrics, Private Residence, Kidderminster, Worcestershire
    2012 - 'Drawn to The Light', 90 Piece Sapphire Blue Glass Chandelier, Designed by Dominic Bromley for Scabetti, Private Residence
    2012 - 'Kingfisher Flight' Stained Glass Window, Private Residence, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands
    2012 - Traditional Stained Glass Door & Side Screens, Private Residence, Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands
    2011 - Art Glass 'Rain Drop' Series, Private Residence, Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2011 - Contemporary Stained Glass - 'Light Movement', Private Residence, Redmarley, Gloucester
    2011 - 'Liquid Light' Series, Artglass Wall Panels, Private Residence, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2010 - Art Glass Wall Panels, Private Residence, Kinver, Staffordshire
    2010 - Contemporary Stained Glass Door Panels, Private Residence, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire
    2010 - 'Drawn to The Light', 180 Piece Glass Cluster, Designed by Dominic Bromley for Scabetti, Private Residence, London
    2010 - Traditional Stained Glass Door, Private Residence, Halesowen, West Midlands
    2010 - Traditional Stained Glass Door & Screens, Private Residence, Pedmore, Stourbridge
    2009 - Bespoke ArtGlass Door Handles, Private Residence, Chinnor, Oxfordshire
    2009 - Traditional Stained Glass Door Panel & Side Screen, Private Residence, Kinver, Staffordshire
    2008 - 'Drawn to The Light', 90 Piece Glass Cluster , Designed by Dominic Bromley for Scabetti, Private Residence, London
    2007 - Contemporary Stained Glass Screen, Private Residence, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands
    2007 - 'Liquid Light' Series, Artglass Wall Panels, Claire Galleries, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham
    2007 - Traditional Stained Glass Window, Private Residence, Pedmore, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2006 - Art Glass Wall Panel, Private Residence, Birmingham

    Public commissions

    2014 'Lion Health' Medical Centre, Stained Glass Window Commission, (Project: Abacus Architects & PaulWhite Associates) Stourbridge, West Midlands

    2014 'Lion Health' Medical Centre, Art Glass Panels Commissions, (Project: Abacus Architects & PaulWhite Associates) Stourbridge, West Midlands

    2012 - 'Faith Centre', Contemporary Stained Glass Windows, Project Dandelion - 'Building Schools for the Future', Kings C.E. School, Wolverhampton
    2010 - W.I. 90th Anniversary - Glass Lights, Ferryside Women's Institute, Ferryside, Carmarthenshire
    2008 - 'Point Severn' Wall Mural, Artwork & Concept Caroline Hands with Archenfield Archaeology, Newport Street, Worcester
    2006 - 'Drawn To The Light', Saphire Blue Glass, Designed by Dominic Bromley for Scabetti, Terence Conran's 'Bluebird Restaurant', London
    2004 - Glass Signage, Eden Project, Humid Tropic Biome, St. Austell, Cornwall
    1998 - ADI Design : Lighting Project, Havana Bar and Restaurant, Manchester

    Corporate commissions

    2012 - Glass Shoal, Circular Glass Fish Installation , Designed by Dominic Bromley for Scabetti, Croatia
    2009 - 'Graduate Excellence Awards': Design & Concept, Westfield Ltd in collaboration with Wolverhampton University, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2008 - 'Glass Heart', British Travel Trade Fair 2008, Representing Stourbridge for the 'Heart of England' Exhibition Stand , Birmingham
    2007 - 'Cufflinks', Recycled-Glass Corporate Gifts, Nulife Glass Ltd, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge

    Projects

    2011 - Flowform, recycled glass water feature, Designed by Hannah Kippax and Simon Charter and made with the Glasshouse College students, RMET Glasshouse College, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2008 - 'Wizard of Oz' Recycling Campaign - 'Dorothy' Recycled Glass Face, Artwork & Concept Tom Beeston , Tameside Council, Greater Manchester


    Group exhibitions

    2012 - ‘Glass from the Centre’ , Harding House Gallery, Steep Hill, LINCOLN LN2 1LT
    2012 - International Festival of Glass, The Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge
    2012 - Open Studios, The Ruskin Glass Centre, STOURBRIDGE
    2012 - 'Prize Exhibition' 2012, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St. Pauls Square, Birmingham
    2011 - Best of the Best, 'Art In Action' - 2011, Waterperry House & Gardens, Oxfordshire
    2010 - Craft & Design Showcase, Rye Market , Stourbridge
    2010 - Glass Makers West Midlands Exhibition, Red House Glass Cone, Wordsley, West Midlands
    2010 - Glasshouse Inhouse, Glasshouse Arts Centre, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2009 - Glass Makers West Midlands Exhibition, Red House Glass Cone, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2009 - The Christmas Show, The Gallery at Bevere, Bevere Lane, Worcester
    2008 - British Travel Trade Fair 2008, Representing Stourbridge for the 'Heart of England' Exhibition Stand, NEC Birmingham
    2008 - Glass West Midlands, Courtyard Gallery & Showcase Gallery, Red House Glass Cone, Wordsley, Stourbridge
    2008 - Glasshouse Inhouse 2008, Glasshouse Arts Centre, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2008 - Summer Open Exhibition, The Pitt Studio & Gallery, Worcester
    2007 - Big Art, Creation Art Gallery, Dickens Heath, Solihull, West Midlands
    2007 - 'In-house' 2007, Glasshouse Arts Centre , Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2007 - 'Worcester-Open Exhibition', Pitt Studio & Gallery, Worcester
    2006 - About Flat Glass - International Festival of Glass, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2006 - Bewdley Gateway Exhibition 2006, Bewdley Institute, Bewdley, Worcestershire
    2006 - Bi-Glass, Buttermarket Gallery, Brindley Place, Birmingham
    2006 - Glasshouse 'In-house', Glasshouse Arts Centre, Stourbridge
    2006 - Re-Worked 2006, Washington Gallery, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan

    Workshops

    2013 - Fused Glass Course - Day Class Spring Term, Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, STOURBRIDGE
    2013 - Stained Glass Course - Summer Term, Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2012 - Advanced Fused Glass Workshop, Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge
    2012 - Beginners Fused Glass Workshop, Transparent Glass Studio, The Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge
    2012 - Fused Glass Advanced Workshop, Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, STOURBRIDGE
    2012 - Stained Glass Course - Autumn Term Evening Class, Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge
    2011 - Advanced Fused Glass Workshop, Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge
    2011 - Beginners Fused Glass, Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge
    2011 - Children's Glass 'Light-Catcher' Workshop, Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2011 - Fused Glass Workshop & Classes, Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2011 - Glass Art Project, Heathfield Independant School, Wolverley, Worcestershire
    2011 - Stained Glass Course, Transparent Glass Studio, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2010 - Children's Glass Jewellery Workshop, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge
    2010 - Fused Glass Workshop and Classes, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge
    2010 - Fused Glass Workshop Project, Heathfield Independent School, Wolverley, Worcestershire
    2010 - Fused Glass Workshops, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge
    2010 - Glass Taster Workshop, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge
    2010 - International Festival Of Glass: Taster Fused Glass Workshops, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge
    2010 - Open Day: Demonstration & Workshop, Glasshouse College, Ruskin Mill Educational Trust, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2009 - Fused Glass Workshops, Heathfield Independant School, Wolverley, Worcestershire
    2009 - Glass Workshop Project, The Wordsley School, Business & Enterprise and Music College, Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2008 - Fused Glass & Stained Glass - Demonstrations, International Festival of Glass, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2008 - Fused Glass Workshop, Heathfield Independant School, Wolverley, Worcestershire
    2007 - Fused Glass Workshop, Heathfield Independant School, Wolverley, Worcestershire
    2006 - Fused Glass & Stained Glass - Demonstrations, International Festival of Glass, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, West Midlands

    Residencies

    2011 - Art In Action - Stained Glass Demonstration, 'Art In Action', Waterperry House & Gardens, Oxfordshire

    Educational experience - Primary

    2013 Stained & Fused Glass Window Project, Spring Vale Primary School, Wolverhampton

    Educational experience - secondary


    2013 - Art Glass Project, Heathfield Independant School, Wolverley, Worcestershire
    2013 - Fused Glass Panel Project, Crestwood School, Kingswinford, West Midlands
    2011 - Glass Fusing Workshop, The Wordsley School, Business & Enterprise and Music College, Wordsley, Stourbridge

    Educational experience - special needs

    2012 - Work Placement Provider, Glasshouse College, Ruskin Mill Educational Trust, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2011 - Work-Placement Provider, Glasshouse College, Ruskin Mill Educational Trust, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2009 - Glass Tutor, Glasshouse College, Ruskin Mill Educational Trust, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2007 - Glass Tutor, Glasshouse College, Ruskin Mill Educational Trust , Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2005 - Glass Tutor, Glasshouse College, Ruskin Mill Educational Trust,, Stourbridge, West Midlands
    2003 - Glass Tutor, Glasshouse College, Ruskin Mill Educational Trust, Stourbridge, West Midlands