Gritty craftsmanship underpins Silvia Taylor’s elegantly finished glass works. Her artistry relies on electroplating, engraving and metal surfacing.
-Journey Vessels, Blown/engraved glass with copper surface. 2011
The ‘sculptural object’ at the top of this post, part of her Ogee series, is formed of glass, copper electroplated surface, and copper wire. It was made in a hot shop and later cold worked.
-Relic, blown form with engraving and electroplated surface. 2011.
Taylor is used to hot shops. While in the glass program at Sheridan College, she was selected for a residency at the prestigious Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. She honed her skills in a glass blowing studio surrounded by annealers, sandblasters, lathes, drill presses and furnaces.
-The Harbourfront hot shop. Below: Ogee Cluster, Glass & Copper. 2011
Silvia Taylor website, here
Very cool. Gave me an idea, thanks! 🙂 Cheers.
That’s great. Glad you got some inspiration. Thanks.
Just love these! Thank you.
Yes I’m a huge fan as well. Thanks for taking the time to drop by
They are beautiful pieces, not she has to design something for them to hang from.
That’s an interesting point. When I saw them, I imagined them as an object on a shelf or table, but you’re right, it would also be gorgeous hung. Thanks.
Very interesting finish to glass work. Excellent.
I agree, it’s the finish that makes them particularly exquisite. Appreciate the comment.