12 Glass Artists: Between Tradition & Innovation
As a decorative art, glassmaking is often overlooked - but it's actually one of the hardest and challenging artistic medium to work with. Characterized by transparency, fragility, and strength, glasswork requires mental and physical strain.
Founded in London in 1999, Vessel Gallery aims to be a major destination for all those who appreciate contemporary art-glass sculpture and decorative lighting. From the stunning simplicity of Scandinavian crystal, via flamboyant Italian art glass, to the best of British and International creative talents, all pieces are unique or limited edition and have been carefully edited to show an unparalleled selection of contemporary design and craft.
Vessel Gallery also edits its own editions, an on-going programme working with emerging and established studio artists and designers, producing unique collections of exclusive limited edition art works in glass and other materials. The collections span from lighting, wall panels, hanging sculptures and interior objects. The majority of the collections are handcrafted by the artists and designers in their studios but also handmade in collaboration with skilled craftsmen from all over the world.
Here, The Artling looks at 12 innovative glass artists from Vessel Gallery, who are working with glass and taking fresh and contemporary approaches to the medium!