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Anne Thornton


Anne’s creative journey in glass has seen her move from traditional stained-glass panels, through fused vessels, pâte-de-verre jewellery, to kiln carving and multimedia work. Nature, palette and texture heavily influence her subject matter, materials, and techniques. Her colours may be earthy or bright, but are reminiscent of the post-war palette. Landscapes and nature ignite her imagination and in turn, become part of her work. Currently, she is exploring the interaction of intention and accident. After she designs a pattern and chooses the glasses she will use in a piece, she applies patina to a metal or wood background. The organic texture created feels random, with a sense of age and its own story. The glass components she manipulates into forms and compositions also retain an expression of the controlled haphazardness of their formation.