Recent Artwork and Research

After the Fire

In a post digital, post human world, black drinks light. Instead of shiny, optimistic, transparent glass with something nice inside, everything is on the outside, highly textured, dystopian, stark. The skeletal form of a tiny boat has been washed up, absolute white against absorbent darkness. Is this a sign of hope?

'After the fire' has been made using a sacrificial model made from two different types of 3D print and wood. A refractory mould was made around this model which was then 'lost' in the first of two kiln firings. The mould was cooled, glass added and then fired again to cast the form. Minimal finishing has been carried out to preserve the lively, anthracite like quality of the black glass surface. The white coracle was made separately and added to the main form.

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Croissanty / Biclops / Coracles

These forms were made during my PhD at University of Sunderland. I launched myself into digital design and started modelling forms on CAD, 3D printing them and the using hand skill and processes to cast them in glass. As well as harmonising hand and digital making, I was working increasingly towards monumental form portrayed on a miniature scale.

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Eggy and Globey

Eggy and Globey are digitally created forms which have taken on characterful and sometimes humorous qualities. Most of them are glass but some of them are 3D printed resin. Hard to tell them apart, isn't it?

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Grapefruit Gazer and Torus

Playing with organic materials collaged together with 3D prints and digitally created models during my PhD resulted in two strands of forms - orthodox and Improvised. The Grapefruit Gazer was made using an improvisational approach literally taking the shell of half a grapefruit and embedding all manner of 3D printed elements and some water jet cut wood into then casting the whole thing in glass. By contrast, the Torus forms are clean, minimal and orthodox in nature.

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Turban Tree and Tipping Point

A range of other artworks in glass which relate to lots of my others but are harder to pin down.

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Rock Lobsters

Rock Lobster is a punk track we used to dance to when I was a student the first time around. The rhythm and lyric has stayed with me. Like the vessel Line ups, I have created a digital mater and can print at different scales and with varying proportions before 3D printing. The tiniest Rock Lobsters i made are about 3 mm long.

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Vessels

Vessel line ups were designed on CAD, 3D printed and then cast in glass using traditional processes and materials. One of the wonderful things about designing using digital technology is what i call 'repeat with difference' where one form can be stretched, changed in scale and proportion each time its 3D printed and cast in glass.

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Wearing Glass

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Gallery

 

After the Fire, 2016

In a post digital, post human world, black drinks light. Instead of shiny, optimistic, transparent glass with something nice inside, everything is on the outside, highly textured, dystopian, stark. The skeletal form of a tiny boat has been washed up, absolute white against absorbent darkness. Is this a sign of hope?

'After the fire' has been made using a sacrificial model made from two different types of 3D print and wood. A refractory mould was made around this model which was then 'lost' in the first of two kiln firings. The mould was cooled, glass added and then fired again to cast the form. Minimal finishing has been carried out to preserve the lively, anthracite like quality of the black glass surface. The white coracle was made separately and added to the main form.

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After the Fire 1

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After the Fire 2

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After the Fire 3

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After the Fire 4

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After the Fire 5

Coracle detail, After the Fire 6

Research showcases, NGC

 

Croissanty / Biclops / Coracles

These forms were made during my PhD at University of Sunderland. I launched myself into digital design and started modelling forms on CAD, 3D printing them and the using hand skill and processes to cast them in glass. As well as harmonising hand and digital making, I was working increasingly towards monumental form portrayed on a miniature scale.

angela thwaites - croissanty-biclops-coracles

Coracle, safarin 8

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coracles 7

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croissanty 1

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croissanty end detail 3

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croissanty, detail 2

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Detail of. Box seascape from wax pre cast coracle 11

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Gold pink coracle on mountain 9

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Gold pink coracle side view 10

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light blue and green coracles 4

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long green coracles 5

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mini biclops 14

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mini biclops heroic stand 13

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Red Biclops 15

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stretched bagelys 12

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tiny glass coracle 6

 

Eggy and Globey

Eggy and Globey are digitally created forms which have taken on characterful and sometimes humorous qualities. Most of them are glass but some of them are 3D printed resin. Hard to tell them apart, isn't it?

angela thwaites - eggy and globey

Amber bigger Globey 11

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Amber Globey 13

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Blue eggys, 6

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citrine and blue globeys 7

angela thwaites - eggy and globey

citrine globey ladder detail 15

angela thwaites - eggy and globey

clear eggy with leg 5

angela thwaites - eggy and globey

clear globey ladders just visible 6

angela thwaites - eggy and globey

clear half eggy with scaff 16.

angela thwaites - eggy and globey

detail worlds within worlds experiment, pembroke college 2018. 19

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Eggy with leg and scaff clear 15.

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eggys with legs 4

angela thwaites - eggy and globey

endoscopic pic inside a gloeby showing glass ladder 12a

angela thwaites - eggy and globey

Flat Amber Globey, engraved 12

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flat globey blue 14

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Flat Globey with ladders 7

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globey dark blue green, small 10

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globey with ladders and leg ( back view) 9

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globey with ladders and leg 8

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installation pembroke college Oxford , worlds within worlds 18

angela thwaites - eggy and globey

installation, pembroke college Oxford . 17

angela thwaites - eggy and globey

oval eggy with scaff leg

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small flat amber globey 10

angela thwaites - eggy and globey

worlds within worlds 2

angela thwaites - eggy and globey

worlds within worlds 3

angela thwaites - eggy and globey

worlds within worlds showcases, 2016. 1

Worlds within Worlds, Pembroke 2018 detail 20

 

Grapefruit Gazer and Torus

Playing with organic materials collaged together with 3D prints and digitally created models during my PhD resulted in two strands of forms - orthodox and Improvised. The Grapefruit Gazer was made using an improvisational approach literally taking the shell of half a grapefruit and embedding all manner of 3D printed elements and some water jet cut wood into then casting the whole thing in glass. By contrast, the Torus forms are clean, minimal and orthodox in nature.

angela thwaites - Grapefruit Gazer and Torusy

angela thwaites - Grapefruit Gazer and Torusy

angela thwaites - Grapefruit Gazer and Torusy

angela thwaites - Grapefruit Gazer and Torusy

 

 

Turban Tree and Tipping Point

A range of other artworks in glass which relate to lots of my others but are harder to pin down.

angela thwaites -other

Tipping Point

angela thwaites -other

Turban Tree

 

Rock Lobsters

Rock Lobster is a punk track we used to dance to when I was a student the first time around. The rhythm and lyric has stayed with me. Like the vessel Line ups, I have created a digital mater and can print at different scales and with varying proportions before 3D printing. The tiniest Rock Lobsters i made are about 3 mm long.

angela thwaites - rock lobsters

nano scale lobster 4.

angela thwaites - rock lobsters

Rock lobster hand stand 3.

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rock lobsters 2.

angela thwaites - rock lobsters

Rock Lobsters at NGC 1.


Vessels

Vessel line ups were designed on CAD, 3D printed and then cast in glass using traditional processes and materials. One of the wonderful things about designing using digital technology is what i call 'repeat with difference' where one form can be stretched, changed in scale and proportion each time its 3D printed and cast in glass.

angeal thwaites - Vessels

Ballycyl mini vases turquoise and clear 4.

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Red vessel 2.

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Sub Bottle 6.

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turquoise ballycyl mini vase 5.

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Vessel Line Up 1. 2017

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Vessel line up 2018, 3.

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Vessel Line Up