From Ian Barrowcliffe:
What is it about Glass?
From a grain of sand.
It is said, “That when a passion absorbs one. It becomes an addiction”.
The variety of expressions that are created using this volatile medium are endless, from the day man started melting sand, to the exquisite masterpieces that are on permanent exhibition today are simply mind-blowing, saying this, one needs to have the initial passion, like a seed it continues to grow and blossom.
Notwithstanding that, the alchemy of today is just as explicit. The colours available today are one of my favourite tools. I am always captivated by the scintillating qualities of colour that can be utilised, also developing an instantly recognizable style.
Becoming known for the exquisite palette of coloured glass I use in my pieces, the precision of my skills, and the uncompromising aesthetic quality.
Most of the pieces that I engage with, flow from my absolute love of nature and our immediate surroundings, Expressed without compromise.
Although, I have many pieces located in various private residences, in the past I have, manipulated, hot formed, carved and stained glass.
The challenge of flameworking intricate forms is now reward enough.