The Textile Collection explores the appearance of ikat woven fabrics and rugs, re-creating them in kiln formed glass. I have reproduced rug designs by painstakingly recording the designs and then cutting and balancing small pieces of glass to represent each knot of the carpet. It is fused into a panel that mirrors part of the carpet, before stretching with heat and gravity to create the vessel. The inter-play of light, form and colour creates glass sculptures of textile fabrics representing a circle between my past and present.
40cms long x 30cms wide and set into an oak base 46cms long x 15cms deep x 5cms high. Inspired by a Persian Rug.
22cms wide x 20cms high – Inspired and representing a rug I brought back from Jaipur, India.