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Ana Robinson

Fellowship:  October 2004 – October 2009 Farmhouse

Artform: Glass

Glass as a material fascinates me and I am drawn by its fragility, translucency and hidden strengths.

As a kiln-formed glass artist working in 3D and mixed media, I use the ‘lost wax’ casting process which involves the making of wax models and moulds fro casting glass.

My main work is conceptually based, using ideas and images which draw on places and events around me. Some of my current work has been related to my personal experience and feelings. To date it has included the closure of the coal pits, consumerism and pollution, and my early childhood.

I also enjoy exploring textures and investigating the use of glass to create simple forms, (organic shapes, bowls, blocks and geometric shapes).

 

Education:

2005 -2006 Higher National Certificate in Kiln-formed Glass at Westminster Adult Education Centre, London

2004-2005 Advanced Kiln-formed Glass Project Advanced BTEC Diploma in Jewellery

2003-2004 Professional Development Certificate in Kiln-formed Glass BTEC Jewellery, Ring making, Enamelling, Stone setting, Hollow Forming

2002-2003 Westminster Adult Education Centre BTEC Kiln Formed Glass fusing, Slumping, Mould making, Casting

 

Mentorship:

2005/06 Artists Means Business II – University of Hertfordshire

 

Exhibitions:

2007 ‘Glass Echoes’ – Crypt Gallery, London

2007 ‘Open Studios’ – Digswell arts Trust

2006 ‘Crash Cool’ Morley Gallery, London – Final year HNC college exhibition

2005 Hertfordshire Open Studios

2005 Hertfordshire Open studios at the New Maynard Gallery, WGC, Herts

2004 Bridport Open Art Competition, Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset