Paul Stopler

Paul Stopler is a Bristol based glass artist practicing lost-wax kiln-casting to produce unique vessels. He has developed a method of lathe turning waxes to make composite pieces incorporating curves and facets cut to the interior and exterior of each vessel. Each of the pieces investigates the dialogue between outer and inner surfaces; deeply cut exteriors projecting their changing mass onto internal cores and cut interiors illuminating the vessels exterior with graduating tones. 

Each vessel is ground and polished to a satin finish, facilitating a soft interior view of light, tone and colour, with the rims being polished to a reflective finish for contrast. 

A single translucent colour is chosen for each form for its potential to transmit changing hues and light accents; the deeper the mass of glass, the more saturated the colour.

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