Alice Heaton, Featured Maker

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:59
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Alice is a Craft Central Network member who works primarily with hot glass. She gained a First Class Hons in Design Crafts in 2016 at De Montfort University where she is currently Artist in Residence.

We were impressed by her beautiful glassware at New Designers last year and she entered our Talent 2016 competition. With other winners she showed her work in our galleries as part of London Design Week. This introduced her to new buyers and the press and allowed her the opportunity of presenting her work in London.

This year Alice is showing her work at our Made in Clerkenwell open studios (11 - 14 May 2017). Her inspiration comes from organic forms in the natural world and she will be launching a new hand blown glass collection, 'Life within' inspired by the bold intensely coloured microscopic creatures, sponges and coral that exist in our oceans. She captures the dynamic movement caused by the force of sub aqua currents. Her techniques involve manipulating the glass until it is at the point of collapse then working with it and applying vivid colour combinations that reflect those found underwater. The results, often large scale, are individual and exuberant sculptural objects.