Richie Alli Glass

I began my journey as a glass maker in 2006 when i enrolled into an Applied Arts course at Plymouth College of Art. I was instantly mesmerised by the material and the endless possibilities it offered to a developing artist like myself. In it's molten state the glass behaves like syrup on a spoon, needing constant turning to be kept under control. I embraced the challenge of controlling the glass in it's molten state to achieve the designs in my minds eye.


In 2009 I graduated from college and began my employment at a small glass studio in Cirencester. It's here I started to develop my designs and realise my love of glass sculpture.

My work has been greatly inspired by the world around me, I look to the ephemeral landscapes and try to capture their transformation. My work heavily relies on overlay techniques in which I build up layers of colour. Then, when the glass is cold I use diamond wheels to carve through the surface to expose the colour beneath. The resulting glass often contrasts from sandblasted to polished surfaces while the overall finish is tactile to the touch.

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