Fiaz Elson


Experience shapes and forms who we are. Consciously or unconsciously our personalities reveal or keep hidden our many sides.
This concept is expressed through the use of curves and angles, space, colour and form.
The designs are born from shaping, cutting, re-arranging and separating. Each piece is created in an organic process using clay, polystyrene, wax and plaster. These simple, minimal objects are made using the lost wax and open mould kiln casting process.
Once cast the pieces are brought to life with various cold working techniques from cutting wheels and grinding to sandblasting and air tool polishing.
Each piece has a relationship with the interior and exterior structure, bending, distorting and refracting light creating a dynamic between colour, form and space.

Education 
1998-2001
 Staffordshire University, BA Hons Design: Glass
1993-1994  Newcastle College, Ceramics and Siversmithing
1991-1993  Leek College of Art, Foundation year 
1989-1990  Burslem College of Art, fashion and design

Awards
2000
  British Glass, scholarship
2000  Contemporary Glass Society, scholarship

Exhibitions
2010 
 On The Edge, Travelling show, Crafts Council Gallery,   Ireland           
2009  Christmas show, Contemporary Applied Arts, London                          
Christmas show, Cooper Gallery, Yorkshire                                               
Bonhams art auction, selected by Dan Klein
International Bead Show, Corning Museum Shop, New York
On The Edge, selected, Swansea Waterfront Museum
On The Edge, selected, Cheltenham Museum, travelling show
St. Joseph Galerie, selected show, The Netherlands
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Fresh Air, Quennington Sculpture Park, Cirencester
Melting Point, selected CGS & Pyramid Gallery, York
2008 International Ceramics Fair, represented by Adrian Sassoon
Black Swan Arts ‘Flow’, Somerset
In and Out, Quennington Sculpture Garden and Brewery Arts
British Glass Biennale, selected exhibition, Stourbridge
International Bead Show ‘Tempest’, Stourbridge
The Art of Glass, Plumbline Gallery and St. Ives Artists Society of Cornwall
London Art Fair & Ceramics Fair, represrented by Adrian Sassoon
2007 Side by Side, selected, Devon Guild of Crafatsmen & CGS
Chase Charity, Royal College of Art London
Contemporary Glass Works, solo show, Prema, Uley
Fresh Air, Quennington Sculpture Park
 
Commissions
2004
  Adenriver, commission
2003  Dartington Crystal, commission
2003  Jenny Baker, commission

Publications
2009  Bonhans Art Catalogue
Urban Glass Magazine New York
Contemporary Glass Society Newsletter Article
2008  British Glass Biennale
On the Edge Catalogue
Crafts Magazine issue 213
Art Council England West Mids issue 29
Tempest Bead show catalogue
2006  Fresh Air
2004  British Glass Biennale

Exhibitions

Archive

2010

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