Kiln & Flame
Kiln fired, hand painted glass by Julie Pritchard
Hand crafted flamework glass jewellery by Florence Wee
16 October – 15 November 2020 (QUARTER GALLERY)
This exhibition features glass artwork by two artists working in this versatile medium.
Florence Wee has been making lampwork beads since 2006. Each bead is personally designed and handcrafted from high quality glass, including Moretti glass rods or Japanese Kinari Glass. Florence is inspired by nature, and loves flowers and animals.
Each piece is hand made with love and passion” Florence says. She uses nickel free findings, non-tarnish wires or Stirling Silver to assemble the beads into her unique jewellery works of art.
Julie Pritchard learnt the technique of kiln fired glass while studying at the SA School of Art in the early 1990’s. Working from her home studio, she creates a range of hand painted, kiln-fired glass items that are both decorative and practical. “Glass can be a challenging medium to work with, but I love opening the kiln and seeing the jewel like colours that have developed in the firing process” she says.