“Award winning Suffolk glass artist Laura Hart specialises in unique glass orchids and butterflies.”
My work centres on the conservation of endangered flora and fauna celebrating the sublime architecture of nature, whilst emphasising the fragility of individual species in the medium of glass. The techniques I employ to recreate my flower and entomological specimens include glass fusion, pate de verre casting, flame work and kiln forming, with the addition of sterling silver to achieve anatomical detail.
Whilst my orchid and wild flower collections are influenced by Georgia O’Keefe’s large-scale flower paintings, the meticulous detailing in my Lepidoptera series is driven by the desire to represent endangered or rare butterflies and moths as vibrant living creatures beautiful, precious and delicate. I create only one of each species or sub-species, their uniqueness and fragility accentuating the real threat of extinction these glorious creatures face due to human activity.
In contrast to my Nouveau - esqe organic works, my other design passion tilts on the revival of the precision and sophistication of the Deco period. My Halo and Picasso functional glass works are all unique and precision hand cut.
I am based in Cavendish, near Sudbury in Suffolk and I welcome visitors and collectors to my studio. I am a member of the Contemporary Glass Society. My fused glass art works are exhibited across the UK and Europe, including Vessel Gallery, London, Hunter Gallery in Long Melford Suffolk, Gallery 10, Edinburgh, Pyramid Gallery, York, Etienne Gallery in the Netherlands. My works have traveled the world on exhibition including the Corning Museum New York. The butterfly and flower collections have sold Internationally and have featured several times in the FT superior Interiors magazine. Future exhibitions include a solo exhibition of the glass butterflies and moth collections at Vessel Gallery during September 2017 and at the Tresor International craft event in Basel, Switzerland, September 2017.
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