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Alison Lowry

Alison Lowry Glass sculptor
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English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+44 7747033454
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Glass art inspired by textiles

  • • Alison Lowry is known for the pâte de verre technique
  • • She has twice won the Glass Art prize at the Royal Dublin Show
  • • Her work often explores historical and social issues

Alison Lowry always knew she wanted to work with her hands, and she did an art foundation course when she was 18. However, she didn’t pursue a degree at that point, spending the next decade working in a gym instead. It was only when she had children that she decided to return to art college. She initially thought she would work with textiles, since lacemaking and embroidery were family traditions, but she gradually turned more towards sculpture and “fell in love” with glass. However, textiles remain very much part of her work – she is interested in the human emotion embodied by clothing, such as a 100-year-old family christening gown that she turned into a glass sculpture for her degree show.

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Works

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Jewel

This large, highly polished blue shade vessel was created using reactive bullseye glass. This type of glass reacts chemically in the kiln to produce random patterns and effects when heated.

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Summer Meadows

This large, highly polished green shade vessel was made using reactive Bullseye glass. Through this work, Alison intended to evoke and imitate the beautiful wild flowers found in summer meadows.

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Azur Blue

This large, highly polished light blue vessel was created with a beautiful combination of glass intended to imitate the Mediterranean blue seas and sky in summer.

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Small gilded bowls

The interior surface of these small cast pâte de verre bowls has been gilded with either 24k gold leaf or silver leaf.

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