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.

Born  1973

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
2010
 Winner of the Craft & Design Award, British Glass Biennale   
2000  British Glass, scholarship
2000  Contemporary Glass Society, scholarship

Exhibitions
2011
  Fresh Air, Quennington Sculpture Park, Cirencester
Collect, Saatchi Gallery, represented by Scottish Gallery
Scottish Gallery Solo show Edinburgh                                                    2010 Adrian Sassoon ‘Masterpiece’ London Glass Inspiration,
Switzerland
London Glass Blowing Studio selected show ‘Essence’ London                            
Salisbury Arts Centre selected show, Salisbury                                                        
British Glass Biennale Selected show Stourbridge                                              
Contemporary Applied Arts, SOFA New York, USA                                           
Tempest International Bead show Glasmuseum, Germany                                       
On The Edge, Travelling show, Crafts Council, Waterford,Cork
Parndon Mill ‘Glashaus V’, Harlow  
2009  Scottish Gallery ‘Colour Vision’ Edinburgh                                                                                                            
Christmas show, Contemporary Applied Arts, London                          
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, represented by Adrian Sassoon
2007  Side by Side, selected, Devon Guild of Craftsmen & CGS
Chase Charity, Royal College of Art London
Contemporary Glass Works, solo show, Prema, Uley
Fresh Air, Quennington Sculpture Park
 
Commissions
2010  MasterCard London, USA
2009  Private client, Cmbridge
Private client, Stroud                         
2004  Aden river, commission
2003  Dartington Crystal, commission
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

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