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Verity Pulford

Verity Pulford Glass fuser
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Captivated by the alchemy of glass

  • • Verity is inspired by organic structures
  • • She combines architectural glass with kilnforming techniques
  • • Her work in healthcare has shown her the medical benefits of craft

Walking in the woods with her children, Verity Pulford was enchanted by the diffused soft light coming through the canopy of the trees, the colours, the smells and the lush flora. She wanted to try and capture all of these qualities in glass, something she began to do after a break following her degree in architectural glass and a period teaching art in secondary school. After years of experimenting, taking different masterclasses with leading glass artists, and developing a style that combines kilnforming and architectural techniques with other materials and found objects, Verity started to exhibit her work. As artist in residence at The Walton Neurological Centre in 2018, she became fascinated with the similarities between structures in plant and human biology, a topic she now explores in her studio in the Welsh countryside.

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Works

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This delicate glass flower transitions from a milky white and light blue centre to darker blue, spiky edges. In the centre there is a dried organic object resembling a flower with tiny branches. The piece is part of a series of flat pâte de verre wall pieces made for Verity Pulford’s Gardens of the Mind project, which investigated macro and micro organic structures.

Diameter 15 cm

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The small fused, painted and etched circular glass piece is a blend of different colours ranging from translucent white and turquoise to vibrant green, creating structures resembling organic cells. The piece is part of a series of flat pâte de verre wall pieces made for Verity Pulford’s Gardens of the Mind project, which investigated macro and micro organic structures.

Diameter 10 cm

Verity Pulford Glass fuser
Photo: © Verity Pulford
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This circular framed layered piece is made from drawings and collage work as well as glass layers, creating a multi-layered window into nature in different milky pink shades. It is part of a series of flat pâte de verre wall pieces made for Verity Pulford’s Gardens of the Mind project, which investigated macro and micro organic structures.

Diameter 25 cm

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A flat, rose-coloured, pâte de verre fern is mounted on translucent, sandblasted and engraved glass. Organic structures resembling corals feature on the translucent background disc. Accompanying the main piece is a microscopic slide label with pink and violet coloured spots. This framed wall piece was made for Verity Pulford’s Gardens of the Mind project, which investigated macro and micro organic structures.

Diameter 20 cm

Verity Pulford Glass fuser
Photo: © Simon Bruntnell
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These three gravity formed bowls, whose shape sits between a classic round bowl and an inverted pyramid, are made from colour-infused glass ranging from a translucent white to a dark vibrant blue. The surprisingly delicate details are drawn from nature, Verity Pulford’s main inspiration. These details have been achieved through sandblasting and engraving.

Diameter 25 cm
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Verity Pulford Glass fuser

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