Artist: Phoebe Joy
What inspires you to create and does your work reflect this?
Whilst at university I came across the Blaschka's, a nineteenth century father and son duo who created replicas of flowers and sea creatures using glass. I was particularly taken by the models of microscopic sea creatures which are intricately detailed. Although I don't aim to create any particular specimen in particular, I create pieces that have a lot of fine and decorative detail in them.
How do you work/create?
I use a propane and oxygen torch flame to melt glass rods which I then apply to a glass or metal rod to create my designs. Each individual dot of glass has to be applied one at a time making every piece unique.
What do you like about your work?
Lampworking is a very relaxing craft, as you have to focus only on the twirling glass in front of you.
A few words about your piece at Re:Surface.
Some of my most delicate work, samples of microscopic sea creatures taken from larger models and framed to be displayed like museum artefacts.
Keep In Touch:
Facebook page: phoebe joy-lampwork glass maker
Video of me making: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_rGZ61dDhEU