Pat Marvell - Glass
About me: After a career in education and public sector consultancy, I did what I had always really wanted, and started to work with glass. I took a number of courses covering stained glass and painting, fusing , slumping and blowing, but it was when I discovered casting that I knew that was what I had been looking for. I took two diploma courses at Westminster, then set up my own studio at home in Finchley.
About my work: Inspiration can come from anywhere, but more often than not it is the fluidity and colour I see in nature that forms the starting point for my thinking. I very much enjoy experimenting with process, pushing the boundaries of what I have previously achieved by asking myself ‘what if...?’ As a result I use a variety of materials to create original forms, including ice, clay, wax, fabric and natural materials, and play with firing processes to crate different results.
April 2018. Stoke Newington Library, Lodon.
June 2017 Espaciio Gallery, London
March 2017 The Framers Gallery, London
June 2016 East Finchley Open Studios
July 2016 Glass Biennale - winner of CGS People’s prize.
June 2015 East FInchley Open Studios
October 2014 The Original Gallery, N8
June 2014 East FInchley Open Studios
June 2013 Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
June 2013 The Mall Gallery, London
July 2013 East FInchley Open Studios
June 2012 SW1 Gallery, London
March 2012 Arts Depot, North London