Lampwork Glass, Jewellery and Wearable Art, created by me: Clare Gaylard in my Suffolk studio.
The echo knows all languages. Finnish proverb
Sometimes the abstract, textural or sculptural qualities of the molten glass drives my making. At others I'm caught up in a narrative, motif or colourway, frequently exploring a small object as a microcosm or talisman
I developed my totems as vertical glass sculptures (or stories) that also function as interactively balanced stacks of wearable, sculpted glass elements. Each totem stands alone as a sculpture and operates as a curated jewellery box.
Prism Rings for Pride
Info & more images to follow £50 a ring and all proceeds from first ten sold go to MindOut LGBTQ mental health service. Thereafter a percentage.
Herb Garden 2021
Blue Sky: Art For Cure 2021
Celestial Bodies and Marginalia: Love Tokens, Life Tokens, Memento Mori, Vanitas.
Moth 2020 'A myth in velvet dust' Emily Dickinson
Source: Spring 2020 'You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.' Pablo Neruda
Terra Firma Amethyst Geode
Sunglitter Love Letter to a Museum & Roman Tomb
Wave 'Long afloat on shipless oceans...' Song to the Siren
'I am a Little World... made cunningly of elements and an angelic sprite' John Donne
Sol & Midsummer
Blue & White
Treasure in The Landscape Local History: Framlingham Castle, Sutton Hoo, drowned cities and burial mounds. 'A Warning to the Curious' by M R James
Nomad & Earth Mother Sketching at the British Museum
Selkie Northern Scotland's coastline and folklore
As an artist and maker I'm engaged in approaching the universal through the particular. All work and ideas are my own, I do not copy or mass produce.