Vessel Gallery London - Contemporary Art-Glass Sculpture and Decorative Art. Exhibitions, Sales and Commissions.


Soft Rime




H 9.5 cm W 50 cm D 50 cm


Fused Glass




'Soft Rime' is a unique sculptural centrepiece by the British artist, Cathryn Shilling.

Sharing intricate detail with the artwork's natural counterpart, Soft Rime is created from a multitude of layered glass canes. Appearing as if woven together but with such a dense appearance, they defy any logical conception as to how it came into being. Beautiful, ethereal with magical ice-like clarity.  

Shilling experiments with layering and fusing glass to produce beautiful one-off sculptures. Her innovative pieces push the material beyond our usual comfort zones. Glass rods are woven together like fabric, mimicking the flexibility and movement of cloth. The apparent frailty of the glass is balanced by the strong dynamic forms and differing levels of light pick out the various strands making up each unique piece.

The artist can also create pieces to commission, please contact the gallery for further information.

Cathryn Shilling

Soft Rime