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






H 38 cm W 45 cm D 21 cm


Fused glass with gold




'Oscillation' is a unique sculpture by the British artist, Cathryn Shilling, created from kiln-formed fused glass with 24 ct gold.

Appearing as if woven from canes of shimmering gold, Oscillation is an ambitious sculptural work. Initially created from layers of clear glass canes, the final finish of gold, adds a sumptuous appearance. Highlighting every fold of this luxurious 'cloth' the embellishment adds refinement and poise. 

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. 

Shilling’s work has been collected and widely exhibited internationally including: Aesthetica International Art Prize, York Gallery, York | Op Art Glass at the Imagine Museum, St Petersberg, Florida | From Many, One, Culture Object, New York | Ireland Glass Biennale 2019 at Dublin Castle | The 3rd Session of China·Hejian Craft Glass Design & Creation Exhibition and Competition, Ming Shangde Glass Museum, Cangzhou City, Hebei Province, China 2019 | TACTILE at Glazenhuis, Lommel, Belgium | New Aquisitions 2017 at Glasmuseum Lette, Coesfield, Germany | Peter Bremers & Cathryn Shilling: A Two Person Exhibition at Schiepers Gallery in Belgium | The CGS Jubileum 20th Anniversary Exhibition at Etienne Gallery, Oisterwijk, Netherlands | The Taos Art Glass Invitational New Mexico, USA | BODYTALK at the Glasmuseet, Ebletoft, Denmark | East-West Artists Exhibitions in Kyoto, Japan and London.

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

Cathryn Shilling