Nicola Thompson

Student

I completed a BA Degree in Design with Surface Pattern and Glass in 2000, in 2012 I completed a Masters Degree in Design, Ceramics and Glass. I have always been surrounded by art and a love of nature, I came to glass by accident in 1998 and have explored its properties and played with it ever since. It is this science that often leads my ideas experimenting in my studio with surfaces and textures. I first have a sculptural approach to
my art with drawings and photographs and then I choose my materials, glass is selected for its transparent, translucent or opaque qualities. Colour is secondary to the desire to create a
feeling of what I am describing in glass. I like to explore form and surface using a variety of other materials combined with the glass with particular attention to the shadows that form in
the surrounding environment. The techniques I adopt for my art pieces are then also transferred to a practical collection of vessels, bowls, platters and dishes. The heart of my creative endeavours are bound in, knowledge, truth and the joy of making.



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