Pat Marvell

About Pat

I trained as a teacher with art as my main subject. After a career in education and public sector consultancy I returned to college where I took diplomas in glass. My world changed immediately as I became fascinated with both the art and the science of working with this wonderful material.  As a lover learning, glass provides the opportunity to constantly push the boundaries of what I can achieve. I also loves ‘breaking the rules’ and asking ‘what would happen if...?’. The results can be fascinating, but disasters help me learn just as much as successes!

I am exhibiting at the EFOA Open House event on the 25th/26th June and 2nd/3rd July 2022 (11am to 6pm).
Come and see me and my work at House 11.

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My Work

Glass is a medium which offers infinite opportunities, and is fascinating to work with. The raw material is available in numerous forms, but I mainly work with sheets and billets (blocks). Taking inspiration from nature (frequently the Cornish landscape), I model forms in clay, wax or ice, sometimes using texture taken directly from natural materials.  From these I make moulds, then cast the glass in the kiln. The final stage is to refine the shape and polish the work, usually to achieve a highly reflective surface which is the window into the piece. 


  • December 2020. The Gallery, Shepherd Market (cancelled)
  • September 2020. Burgh House Hampstead ‘Six Ways with Colour’
  • January 2020. Thrown Gallery, Highgate. (My work is in their online gallery)
  • 2019 The Barbican Centre, London.
  • 2019 Herts County Museum, Aylesbury,
  • 2019 East Finchley Open
  • 2019 Stoke Newington Library
  • 2018 East Finchley Open
  • 2018 Stoke Newington Library
  • 2017 East Finchley Open
  • 2017 The Framer's Gallery, London
  • 2017 Espacio Gallery, London
  • 2015 Winner of CGS People's Prize at The British Glass Biennale
  • 2015 The Arts Depot Open, London
  • 2014 Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
  • 2014 Original Gallery, London
  • 2014 The Mall Gallery, London

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