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Paul Stopler

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My current practice in kiln-formed glass explores the interplay between form and colour density. Through attenuating the glass form, the close relationship between colour and volume is intensified, revealing subtle transformations and alterations of colour an tone; the deeper the mass of glass, the more saturated is the hue derived from a single translucent colour.

The external form acts as a polished boundary allowing the inner dynamics of the piece to be visible. The outer shapes are initially turned on a lathe in order to make curvaceous flowing profiles with the concavity at the apex offering a different view into the interior solid space.

I currently live and work in Bristol. Recent shows of my work include Mint Explores at the London Design Festival (2011) and Remarkable Glass at Contemporary Applied Arts (2010).

I studied at the Royal College of Art (2009-2011 - MA Ceramics and Glass) and UCA, Farnham (2005-2009 - BA Three Dimensional Design (Glass).

Exhibitions:

2011, London Design Festival, Mint Explores at Mint Shop

2011, The Show, M.A. Graduate Show, Royal College of Art, London

2011, New Designers, Business Design Centre, London

2010, Remarkable Glass, Contemporary Applied Arts, London

2010, Out of Practice, Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, London

2010, Green Christmas, Smiths Row, Bury St.Edmunds, U.K.

2009, New Beginnings, S.D.C. Gallery, London

2009, New Designers, Business Design Centre, London

2009, Degree Show, UCA, Farnham, U.K.

2008, From Inspiration To Realization, Maltings, Farnham, U.K.

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