Entrapment within inner space: The development and review of other materials as intentional inclusions within glass as a creative artistic practice

Jessamy Kelly, Goshka Bialek

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Abstract

This paper will introduce the use of intentional inclusions and inner space within glass as a means of creative expression, as an emerging area of practice-based research within the field of art glass. This includes the definition of key concepts, a short history of inclusions in glass, the development of technologies used by material scientists working with inclusions and the industrial applications of inclusions in glass will be discussed. This paper will discuss the completed doctoral research of Jessamy Kelly who explored ceramic inclusions within glass and Goshka Bialek who explored metal inclusions within glass. Both glass artists explored the use of foreign, intentional inclusions which have been entrapped within glass within their doctoral research. Glass artists that use a variety of metal, ceramic and other inclusions to penetrate the internal space of their objects will also be introduced. This paper will set the parameters of the field providing an in-depth study into the concept and use of inclusions which plays an important part in understanding why some glass artists use inclusions within their glass. It is significant to recognise a collective response, from many artists detailed in this paper and their exploration of the internal space within art glass objects, to create an inner space or world within their artworks. This paper will define and explore the variety of ways, both from a historical and contemporary perspective, that inclusions in glass, have been combined together over many years.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5
Number of pages22
JournalArts
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • glass
  • art glass
  • inclusions
  • glass-making
  • studio
  • inner space
  • ceramic
  • metal
  • ariel
  • inlaid colour
  • hot state

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