Inspiration for Nicola Ransom's work is drawn from the world around her, people, architecture, details from nature, colour, pattern and texture. Her current work draws more specifically on ideas relating to our interpersonal relationships, place, intimacy and sanctuary, exploring human thought and emotion and our connection to the places we inhabit for contemplation, reflection or inspiration. These concepts are explored, primarily, through her work with kiln formed glass, intricately cutting and layering float glass, drawing and collaging with natural materials, wire and coloured glass to create both figurative and abstracted imagery. She then goes on to combine the fused glass elements with sandblasted glass or mirror panels, to create wall mounted 3-dimensional artworks.
Nicola has a fascination with layering. The layering of ideas and their meanings along with the layering of materials and techniques creates a body of work that demands both a visual and a philosophical investigation.
Nicola plays with the concepts of positive and negative, projection and reflection, drawing the viewer into the picture to explore. She is interested by the interrelation of wall-hung artworks and windows framing the view of the natural and man-made world. The idea that an image, a thought, a moment in time is bound within an actual or implied framework.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2007 - Space, Light and Glass with Marian Karel and Daniel Hanzlik, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle WA, USA
2002 - Architectural Kiln-formed Glass, Richmond Adult Community College, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
1998 - BA Hons Design Studies, U.E.A. University College Suffolk, Ipswich, Suffolk
1996 - BTEC HNC Graphic Design, Dunstable College, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
2007 - Pilchuck 29th Annual Auction Gala, The Westin, Seattle WA, USA
2005 - 21st Century British Glass, Dan Klein Associates @ Daniel Katz Gallery, Old Bond Street, London