Celestite I is a free standing glass sculpture based on rock formations and geodes. Created from larger sheets to create the exterior form, the inner cavity is crammed full with a multitude of smaller sections of glass. Painstakingly cut, stacked and placed inside, the entire artwork is finally fired to fused the glass together.
In his own words:
'I immediately became attracted to working with glass during my time at university, I was drawn to the complex and challenging process of manipulating a material from a solid form to become fluid whilst in the kiln. I aim is to capture this fluidity in the final cooling process and present an organic characteristic to my work . The glass undergoes many transformations whilst firing and the not knowing aspect during this change is the attraction. Over the years I have developed a clearer understanding of the material yet I strive to develop new ways of working to explore and exploit the qualities of glass and this always presents new obstacles to over come which retain my initial fascination in working with this medium.’