Stunning Fruit Glass Sculptures

There is so much to adore when visiting a London-based artist Elliot Walker at work. In his studio he transforms liquid glass into stunning sculptures of fruit. He tries to show a hidden surprise within traditional still life scenes in his recent series, titled Still Life.

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He created free blown and hot sculptured glass by cutting and polishing them and the dark sculptures show the color-bursting flesh of fruit. With these, Peter Layton of London Glassblowing promoted Walker to be one of five young masters of studio glass.

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As a matter of fact, studio glass is the modern use of glass as an artistic medium to produce sculptures or three-dimensional artworks. An appreciation for those who do well in such field will receive a title of the “grandmaster of glass,” It so happened that Peter Layton has been called the grandmaster for being at the forefront of the hot glass movement. Layton then established London Glassblowing in 1976, one of Europe’s first hot-glass studios. He said that Glass is extraordinarily seductive and every piece is an adventure. You never know exactly what to create until you mold it and see how a piece has turned out.

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Actually Walker’s Still Life sculptures were at the British Glass Biennale, on May 28, or in his solo show atCupola Gallery from June 5 to July 4.

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