Alison Lowry is a glass artist who works out of her studio in Northern Ireland. Originally from a textile background, she started working with glass in 2008 and fell in love with it as an expressive yet challenging material.
Pâte de Verre, which translated from the French is ‘paste of glass,’ is an ancient glass casting technique. It involves using crushed glass packed tightly into hand built moulds. After two firings in the kiln the mould is broken away and discarded, leaving a thin walled vessel. Lowry has refined the technique further by then polishing the outer wall of the vessel to reveal its complex structure.