Approved: 03.04.2012

Paul Stopler

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Approved: 03.04.2012

My current practice in kiln-formed glass explores the interplay between form and colour density. Through attenuating the glass form, I investigate the close relationship between colour and volume, revealing subtle transformations and alterations of colour and tone. The deeper the mass of glass, the more saturated is the hue derived from a single translucent colour.
These shapes resemble vessels and

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  • Location: Bristol, South West
 

Biography

My current practice in kiln-formed glass explores the interplay between form and colour density. Through attenuating the glass form, I investigate the close relationship between colour and volume, revealing subtle transformations and alterations of colour and tone. The deeper the mass of glass, the more saturated is the hue derived from a single translucent colour. These shapes resemble vessels and yet are without voids, containers whose content is the transparent glass mass. The pieces are initially lathe turned as plaster models to make curvaceous flowing profiles. The concavity at the apex of each form offers a different view or pointer into the interior solid space. The surface of the form is then ground and polished allowing the inner dynamics of the piece to be visible. The inherent qualities of the polychromatic glass used in some of the pieces changes colour depending on whether illuminated by daylight, incandescent or fluorescent light-sources.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2011 - MA Ceramics & Glass, Royal College of Art, Kensington, London 2009 - BA Hons First Class, Three Dimensional Design (Glass), University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey, UK 2005 - Kiln Formed Glass Advanced, Westminster Adult Education Service, Westminster, London Group exhibitions 2011 - London Design Festival, Mint Explores, Mint Shop, London, SW3 2BA 2010 - Green Christmas, Smiths Row, Bury St.Edmunds, UK 2010 - Remarkable Glass, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, WIT 1DD 2009 - New Beginings, S.D.C. Gallery, London, EC2A 3DU