About Arrowsmith Glass Art

 

 Artist Statement 

Catherine Arrowsmith 

 

From childhood I have always been interested in making things, as an adult I obtained a job working in a resource centre with scrap materials; this was a catalyst and the incentive to return to college and take a creative course.  ‘O’ Level, ‘A’ Level, 3 D Design Degree and then a one year a Professional Development course at the International Glass Centre, West Midlands. 

  

For 9 years I was employed as a Service Manager operating a ceramics workshop in a centre that caters for brain injuries, mental health and learning difficulties.  I am a member of several local art groups and chair Access 2 Art; a group of artists that apply for funding to run free workshops for disadvantaged people of all ages. 

   

I exhibit my work in local galleries, museums, my own studio and unusual venues such as country parks, churches and shopping centres; the latter is to take art to a wider audience as I believe there are many people who never go into a gallery. 

  

I work in ceramics & glass; the techniques and subjects I use are very varied from stained, painted, kiln formed and pate de verre glass to hand built coiled and moulded clay.  The female form features strongly in my work but I do enjoy making jewellery and flameworked glass beads.    
                           
  Making a gel-flex life size model 
                      & 
  Using hot glass from a furnace 

 
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