Lampwork Glass, Jewellery and Wearable Art, created by me: Clare Gaylard in my Suffolk studio.
'The echo knows all languages' Finnish Proverb
I develop the themes that inspire me into collections that include sketches, paintings, flamework jewellery, vessels and the sculptures I call 'Totems'. My Totems take the form of fixed sculptures or loose groups of elegantly stacked, wearable, individually made, glass elements on a stand.
Sometimes the abstract, textural or sculptural qualities of the molten glass drives my making. At others I am caught up in a narrative, motif or colourway, frequently exploring a small object as a microcosm or a talisman.
As an artist and maker I'm engaged in approaching the universal through the particular. I do not copy or mass produce. Below are a few of the themes I have worked with or continue to explore. In no particular order.