Sally Fawkes’ intriguing artworks articulate the visible and invisible possibilities of place. Bold rhythmical forms entice with the reassurance of their geometric origins and are animated by carefully considered combinations of markmaking, mirrored planes and surfaces of rich associative colours. Their luminous volumes of transparent cast glass are alive with layers of shifting imagery that blur the boundaries between the ethereal and the physical. Each piece captures the imagination in a journey of intense visual exploration.
Sally Fawkes began her studies in glass with a clear sense it was the material that would enable her ideas to be realised. Since graduating in 1998 she has worked consistently as an independent artist exhibiting internationally in galleries and museums and works to commission for public, corporate and private spaces.
Born 1968 in London
1998 Colour and Form - Meike Groot/Richard Price. Northlands Creative Glass
1995-98 BA (1st Class Hons) 3 D Design - Glass. Surrey Institute of Art and Design.
1987 Foundation Course - Art and Design. Southend College of Technology.
2009-10 Mentoring - Crafts Council Next Move and CGS.
2005-08 Crafts Council Development Awards Panel Member.
2005-present Visiting lecturer, Danish Design School, Denmark.
2004- 2009 Visiting tutor, BA and MA Contemporary Craft, University of the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK.
2006 Workshop leader, Glass Sculpture, National Glass Centre of Spain, La Granja, Spain.
1999-04 Specialist tutor – BA (Hons) Ceramics and Glass. Buckinghamshire Chilterns University, UK.
2003 Awards for Artists, Arts Council of England.
2000 Setting Up In Business Grant, Crafts Council .
2010 ‘Art Couples –The DNA of Art’ New Brewery Arts, UK;
‘Polychromy-Verriales 2010’, Internationale Galerie du Verre, Biot, France; ‘Bees’, CAA, London;
2009 ‘Modern and Contemporary Glass’ auction, Bonhams, London; Contrasts and Collaboration, 2 person show with Richard Jackson, Dan Klein and Associates, London; Fresh Air 09, Quenington Sculpture Trust, Glos, UK; Leon Salet, Maastricht, NL;
2008 10 Years On, Museo de Arte en Vidrio. Madrid,Spain;
Collect, V & A, London, with Contemporary Applied Arts; British Glass Biennale 08, UK; International Significant Rhythms, Solo show, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh; Art London with Adrian Sassoon, UK; Sculpture Exhibition 08, The Garden Gallery, UK;
2007 Scottish Gallery at Partridge Fine Art, London, UK;
‘Side by Side, Devon Guild of Craftsmen/CGS, Devon
‘Non Conformists’ Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, PA, USA
2009 7.00m wall based artwork, wall panel, & sculpture; NCL cruise lines.
2008 Garden sculpture, Private residence, Australia. Collaboration with Richard Jackson.
2006 Glass dome and finale for private residence, Kew, London.
Public Art Commission - Cotswold Leisure Centre. Collaboration with Richard Jackson
Crafts Council, UK; Farringdon Collection Trust, UK, 2 acquisitions;
Fitzwilliam Museum, UK; Museo de Arte en Vidrio de Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain; Shipley Art Gallery, Tyne and Wear Museums, UK; Victoria and Albert Museum, UK; National Museums of Scotland, UK; AON, UK; Cpwdy Collection, UK; McGraw-Hill, UK; Himalayan Garden, Ripon, UK; Mastercard Worldwide, UK.
- CAA Exhibitions
- Current Exhibition
- Coming Soon