Internationally acclaimed glass artist Charlie Macpherson creates elegant pieces of hand-blown contemporary glass for interiors and gardens, balancing the beautiful simplicity of his forms with a more complex use of texture, line and pattern. Charlie takes inspiration from his surrounding environment and the stimulating and aesthetic nature of his work has led to pieces being included in public and private collections in Europe, America, Hong Kong, Australia and Canada.
Charlie says I design work that invites the viewer to look closely at the intricate details, revealing more than at first glance. As a maker, I have learnt to work with the fluidity of the material, rather than force it in a direction it doesnt want to go. This has led to solid glass forms, their fluidity and movement integral to the sculpting process. Each piece is signed by Charlie, adding to their provenance and providing a reference for Collectors.
Charlies sculptures begin to take shape in the hot glass studio, using his skill and knowledge to manipulate the molten glass into the desired form using traditional blown glass techniques, building up layers of glass, trapping cane details between each layer creating a depth and thickness that is exposed during the polishing processes.