Prairie Flower

Handmade, blown-glass with skilful glassmaking results in a celebration of colour, thriving together, surviving together to please the senses. Prairie Flower is fresh green, bright primrose and salmon. A contemporary glass artwork for interior design transformations. 17.5cm high by 23cm at the widest point and opening of 17.5cm. Commissions undertaken.

  • Category: Art Glass For Sale - Handmade Glass - Landscapes Collection
  • SKU: 189





Inspiration for Landscapes

As a child I wanted to be a geologist.  My father introduced me to materials and science by bringing home as many different
elements as he could and I remember shiny metals, black carbon and vivid yellow sulphur.

The geology beneath our feet shapes and colours our environment in every way, from the rusty iron of the red Australian outback,
to the sunshine on the ground, not least the rain in the verdant Welsh hills were the folded rocks turn everything upside down.

It was colour and heat that first pulled me towards the furnace at college.  I had gone to work with my hands as a potter, and left
obsessed with fire and glass making.  Over the last 10 years I have travelled and worked with different materials and methods,
but I find myself more at home back in front of the furnace.  When I blow glass the colours in glass behave like layers of rock;
hard and soft, absorbing and transmitting heat just as they do light.

The challenge of my new work is to encourage the form to flow, yet at the same time to allow those layers to pull and draw, a combination
of refinement control and freedom.

Neil Wilkin