Jill Bagnall - Fusing Ideas Glass
Amber edged platter
Glass Mission Statement:
To create glass with colour and form, that is affordable & unlike anything ‘they’ have seen before; they will want to own it!
To contribute to creative engagement in the community both locally and further afield.
The Vision or goals for the future:
• Deliver a unique and recognizable body of work.
o Developing techniques (new or existing) while continuing to explore pattern/colour/shape combinations.
• Broaden the range with recognizably similar pieces with lower price points.
• Introduce others to glass as a versatile, challenging, fun & rewarding medium for creativity.
o Offering beginner’s and improvers workshops, across a range of glass-based processes.
o Glass club.
o Collaborating with (and benefitting) the local hospitality sector to offer longer group workshops.
The interaction of form, shape, colour & light inspire and this encompasses both the natural and the built environment.
Living & working in the Shropshire Hills it is easy to be inspired daily by the environment, particularly the way light plays such a major part in what we see. You cannot help but notice the influence of light and it is much the same with glass, as light brings glass to life.
Abstract design, geometry & symmetry are key influencers in shape & pattern, with Kandinsky and the Bauhaus movement top of the list.
William Morris's maxim for living is the voice her head - fabulously functional!
Glass is Jill's media; kiln-formed processes, predominantly fusing and slumping and currently working exclusively with high quality art glass.
Fusing is essentially a 2D process, creating flat 'artwork' which can then be manipulated to 3D using heatwork - in the kiln. And one of her favourite techniques uses a fine glass rods layered onto sheet glass. The choices of colour, and opacity or transparency, determines the final result.
During the latter half of 2022, a studio relocation interrupted 'business as usual'. The enhanced space will now facilitate exciting new growth both artistically and as a business as Jill now has space & facility to experiment more with recycled glass, vitrigraph and the casting process.