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Chromatic Vug in Turquoise and Pink

Documentation Signed
Period New
Materials Handblown glass
W. 9.84 in; H. 11.81 in; Diam. 6.69 in;
W. 25 cm; H. 30 cm; Diam. 17 cm;
Condition New.
Creation Date 2019
Description Chromatic Vug in turquoise and pink, is a unique glass sculpture in turquoise, pink, white and clear by the British artist Samantha Donaldson. Donaldson layers her glass in beautiful transparent colors. With the inner surface in opaque white glass, it creates a perfect backdrop to show off the myriad of blues, pinks and purples created.

Samantha Donaldson is a contemporary glass artist specializing in hot and cold glass techniques. Having graduated from De Montfort University in 2009 with a First Class BA Honours Degree in Design Crafts, continuing her time at De Montford as an artist in residency, Donaldson went on to study her Masters at the Royal College of Art in 2012.

Throughout her studies, with the early exploration in to other materials, Donaldson was continually drawn back into the glass workshops, resulting in a deep fascination with glass, the beginning of her artistic exploration and long term commitment to her chosen material.

Having initially developed a body of one-off sculptural free blown glass forms, realizing the potential of using glass in an expressive and imaginative way, Donaldson continued to sculpt her glass to create mesmerizing pieces, exploiting the hot blown glass to create layers of colors, which are then revealed through to extensive cutting and polishing.

Inspired by the internal structures of naturally occurring geodes, it was during these investigations that Donaldson created a series of work influenced by the exploration of the 'vug', which is the internal space within a geode. A continuous theme to her work, the aim being to draw the viewer into the internal movement of each unique piece.

In her own words:

“Rock collections fascinate me. I am particularly interested in ‘Lapidaries’, the professional craftsmen that became skilled at cutting precious stones to obtain the best optical effect. I am therefore exploring the parallels between this and my work, individual specimens capture the succession of events and hint at the transformation to its present state. Minerals like agate form under intense pressure and heat, I am intrigued by the way that such multi-layered and multicolored order forms out of such chaos. An associated interest of mine is ‘Stratigraphy’, the study of rock layers and layering. Deposition of one layer is separated from the next by a clear interval or change in texture, color, or mineralogy. Layers may merge with one another so that boundaries between them are unclear. As I cut and polish the surface of my specimens, my excitement of enquiring cold work techniques liberate the curious lore of this precious material and bring my forms to life. I thrill to see the freshly exposed interior, reveal the captured fragments of the moment of its formation. I have always been particularly interested by the interactions between humans and objects, how one encounters an unfamiliar object of desire”.
Styles / Movements Art Glass, Contemporary, Studio Craft
Patterns Abstract, Handmade, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 369464
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