Fiona Rennie Schwieters

I love the slow moving liquid alchemy of glass. I am fully conversant with the techniques and processes of sculpting with glass billets, frits and rods; working with warm wax: pouring hot wax into silicon moulds, fettling, spruing, refractory mould making, steaming out, filling, firing, annealing. Then chipping plaster from the glass form, sandblasting , grinding and polishing . Each successful piece of glass has eleven processes in its creation and there is risk at every stage.  It is very exciting to release the form from the refractory material and then polish its secrets into colour and light.