Fiona Fawcett

I have always been inspired by the formation and structure of the landscape, the effect upon it by natural erosion processes, and the human relationship with the environment. I am also interested in social history and the effect that changing economic fortunes have had on the rural and maritime environments. I use kiln-formed glass processes, such as fusing and casting, involving controlled heating and cooling processes to make contemporary glasswork. My work is cold-worked and hand-polished to exploit the refractive and reflective qualities of the glass.

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Biography
Following my 22 years service in the Royal Navy I decided to pursue my passion for glass by studying Glass and Ceramics at the University of Sunderland from where I was awarded a First Class Honours degree. I had the opportunity to engage with professional glass and ceramic artists and participatory art projects with community groups at the National Glass Centre. In 2015 I spent a year with an architectural glass company to get studio technician experience before returning to Suffolk to set up my Fired Glass Studio. Since 2016 I have been developing my work and processes for exhibitions, commissions and Suffolk Open Studios. I am a member of the Contemporary Glass Society and Suffolk Craft Society.

Exhibitions
2018 Winter Exhibition, Pyramid Gallery, York
2018 Artworks 19th Annual Art Exhibition, Blackthorpe Barn, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
2018 Watermarks Exhibition, Artspace Gallery, Woodbridge, Suffolk
2018 Suffolk Craft Society Summer Exhibition, Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
2018 Solo Exhibition, Carousel Gallery, Framingham, Suffolk
2018 Inspirations Exhibition, Suffolk Open Studios, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
2017 Chester Art Fair
2017 Art in the Pen, Skipton
2017 Summer Exhibition, Number Four Gallery, St Abbs, Scotland
2015 Response to Thomas Bewick Exhibition, Gateshead Civic Centre
2015 New Designers Graduate Show, Business Design Centre, London
2015 MADE Degree Show, National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Website: www.firedglass.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FionaFawcettatFiredGlass
Twitter: @fired_glass

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