I saw the piece above on Pinterest, and I just had to find the artist. I’m so glad I did! Although she originally trained as a ceramicist at Cardiff University, artist Ailsa Nicholson also works in glass, and it’s her glass pieces that took my breath away. After checking out as much of her work as I could find, I really came to appreciate how many different methods and styles she incorporates into her glass work, though of course, it’s her water-themed pieces that really spoke to my inner mermaid. That sea foam really adds something to the pieces!
Her colors seem so pure and so calculated, I was kind of shocked to learn that she uses many recycled glass pieces in her work.
“Alongside more traditional methods of glass making I also recycle and upcycle old materials such as old shower doors, t.v. stands and glass shelving, turning one person’s trash into another person’s treasure.” -About Ailsa Nicholson
Maybe it’s because she uses recycled materials that she’s able to keep her prices fairly affordable. I may need to purchase one of those waves, since I can’t stop thinking about them…
You can check out her equally fascinating (though very different) clay and ceramic work alongside the rest of her glass pieces on her website.
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