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Allan Punton

I design and craft individual artworks to create contemporary pieces. My studio is located in East Devon. I am fascinated by the way translucent glass interacts with light to create ever changing tones of colour intensity in the compositions that I form. Most of my work is abstract in character.

I work on private client commissions endeavouring to create pieces that provide continual interest and engagement. Commissions can involve a range of modern and traditional techniques including cold cut glass, fusing and kiln-forming.

Materials used...

I work primarily with Italian and French transparent smalti, and Dalle de verre from the USA and France. I use a traditional hammer and hardie to cold cut the glass to shape. I select individual pieces of wood as substrata for each artwork. I form each composition to be sympathetic to the grain and form of the wood substrate.

 
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