Glass sculpture in blue glass.. Rectangular form. Gold interiorGlass sculpture in blue glass.. Rectangular form. Gold interior

Glass sculpture – Pushed back, lapis blue glass


18 × 15 × 6 cm
2.35 kg
Cast glass, 23.5ct gold

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A glass sculpture, cast in lapis blue glass and fired with 23.5ct gold. A slim rectangular box appearing to be encased in a deeply textured fabric.
One of my art glass series of ‘A dialogue at the threshold’.

Weight 2.35 kg
Dimensions 18 × 15 × 6 cm
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An intriguing glass sculpture in lapis blue glass and 23.5ct gold. It’s a slim rectangular glass box appearing to be made from a deeply textured blue fabric which has been ‘pushed back’ to reveal a gold interior.
The humps and hollows suggest something soft. There is gold at the opening and it’s seeping through the seam suggesting a golden interior. There is an interplay between the inside and the outside, a dialogue at the threshold.
This is an open cast glass sculpture fired with 23.5ct gold. Made first from a fabric and card model which is cast into plaster. The model is discarded and replaced with glass and gold and fired for 4 days in the kiln to 840 centigrade.
As with all my pieces, the mould is broken away. Followed by cold working (my least favourite part!)
I’ve been working on this series for several years and find it fascinating! A form encloses an inner space and is the boundary to the outside. Where there is an opening, this links the two. The viewer is drawn into my dense glass boxes by the allure of gold or silver. The interplay between the interior and the exterior articulates a dialogue at the threshold.


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Deborah Timperley Glass

Since graduating over 20 years ago I’ve specialised in creating cast sculptures and bowls. I show internationally as well as prestigious exhibitions such as the British Glass Biennale.
My cast glass sculpture series ‘A Dialogue at the Threshold is now on the Handmade Online Shop. The viewer is drawn in to my dense glass boxes by the allure of 23.5ct gold. Some are architectural, others are visually soft, appearing to be encased by fabric. There is a fluidity between the inside and the outside. The interplay between the interior and the exterior articulates a dialogue at the threshold.
The textured glass bowls are one of my favourite ways of working, another method I have developed and evolved. The surface is created using highly textured fabrics. My most recent bowls feature small handmade elements which I cast and fire and then incorporate them in a second firing to make the abstract flower and berry bowls. All the pieces are unique – the plaster mould is broken away – then the bowl is fired again to a lower temperature to create a bowl form. Finally the edges are highly polished which highlights the colour and contrasts with the opacity of the textured glass.
The ‘Rocky sculptures’ explore the beauty of stone bridges, dry stone walling and rocky outcrops. The compositions are evocative of the landscape and suggest rocks and stones placed harmoniously together, contrasting defined edges with the softness of adjacent vegetation. The blocks of colour echo the surrounding landscape, water and sky. They have a sense of place and atmosphere.
I am in the Craft Council Directory and I belong to the Society of Designer Craftsmen and the Sussex Guild.
My workshop is in West Sussex and is in a converted stable, a wonderful place to make and create.

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