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Jenny Hoole

Ever since I can remember I have been fascinated with movement and drape. Coming from a fashion background my passion has been enveloping the form in motion with fluid drapes: capturing the two touching... for fleeting moments. My work in glass is about harnessing these moments and coaxing them in to new forms, exploring colour, pattern and texture using this exceptionally complex material.

I love the contradictions presented by fashioning glass as a medium. It is both rigid and fragile, solid and amorphous, delicate and strong, challenging and compelling.
The basis of my current pieces is the application of pattern, through composite layers of colour, to express texture and shape in primarily functional vessels. Often, layers of tiny particles of glass are placed and then heated in the kiln, in multiple firings, to give the required strength of colour before the fused glass takes on a moulded shape in a further firing.

As the work evolves I want to explore the very different elements of contour, light and space to add a further dimension in kiln formed glass to the portfolio

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