unique sculptural and architectural pieces in cast glass
Textures of glass
Textured glass wall, Sheffield
Glass chandelier, London
about the artist
Yorkshire-born glass artist Jeff Bell established his studio in 1986. He specialises in the design and making of unique cast glass sculpture, furniture and architectural elements, unavailable anywhere else, to clients throughout the world.
Jeff Bell graduated with a BA Honours degree in three-dimensional design from Buckinghamshire College in 1983 and has since worked in conjunction with leading architects internationally. He has gained much praise and respect for his work by the design press, clients, designers and architects alike.
In 1993 Bell was awarded the RIBA Art In Architecture Award and in 1998 invited to exhibit in the prestigious Crafts Council Glass Light and Space show.
From glass baths and crystal towers to the development of textured glass panels enveloping an entire building, Jeff is constantly pushing the boundaries of his hot glass processes and innovative installations.
He makes his pieces from raw glass sheets or ingots, often coloured with enamels, which are placed onto sculpted plaster and fired in the kiln. At these extreme temperatures the molten glass takes on the shape and texture of his carved moulds. Due to the nature of kiln formed process every piece of glass develops its own inner landscape of colours, forms and patterns. The work, after several days, finally emerges from the kiln with a life of its own.
Jeff responds to each commission for its own special qualities offering him the opportunity to explore and develop his results, inspirations and ideas as they develop with the client.
Jeff Bell Glass Casts work to date include such diverse projects as a lead crystal spiral staircase, a four metre high sculptured vortex of embossed crystal bowls, and three-storey high glass 'water-dragon' fountain.
Jeff Bell Glass Casts, 299 Haggerston Road, Dalston, London E8 4EN, United Kingdom