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Charlie Macpherson

Charlie Macpherson

Sunderland (3D Design in Glass, architectural glass and ceramics , 2000)

Internationally acclaimed, glass artist, Charlie Macpherson, creates unique pieces of hand-blown contemporary glass for gardens and interiors, balancing the beautiful simplicity of his forms with a more complex use of texture, line and pattern.

The stimulating and aesthetic nature of his work has led to pieces being included in public and private collections in Europe, America, Hong Kong, Australia and Canada.

Charlie’s pieces begin life in the hot glass studio, using traditional blown glass techniques. He builds up layers of glass, trapping cane details between each gather, creating a depth and thickness that is exposed during the polishing processes. Once cooled the pieces are polished and textured, revealing intricate details, adding optical reflections and refractions to the thick polished surfaces.

Each piece is signed by Charlie, adding to their provenance, and providing a reference for Collectors.

“As a maker, I have learnt to work with the fluidity of the material, rather than force it in a direction it doesn’t want to go. Each piece captures a moment, the glass almost frozen in time, from the heat and fluidity of the molten glass to the movement created as it is cools.”

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