Charlotte Wilkinson LSDC
Glass Making & Stained Glass
Specialising in blown and lamp worked glass; Charlotte creates striking sculpture and jewellery that work in perfect synchronicity with each other. Fascinated by the fast paced, exhilarating process of turning molten glass into unique sculptures, where their final form is dictated by natural forces acting on the material; she limits the control she has over each piece.
Medical imaging heavily influences her work, particularly images from inside the human body. This includes MRI scans of her fathers’ brain and scanning electron microscopy images of her own blood. She is drawn to these captivating images as they reveal insights into the human body that would otherwise be unseen; the precision of our structures and the patterns of our cells and organs is beyond fascinating to her.
She is drawn to vivid colour and pattern, often layering and blending colours to create depth in the glass whilst also exploiting the optic qualities of the material. These are then further enhanced by the decorative cold working techniques she uses, finishing them with a high shine polish.
Research degree in holography and glassblowing, De Montfort University (April 2017 to present)
Honorary Artist in Residence, De Montfort University (September 2014- September 2015)
Graduated with a 1st class honours degree, Design Crafts, De Montfort University (July 2014)
Glass workshop technician, De Montfort University (December 2015 to present on an ADHOC basis)
Winner of the Best Newcomer award (Craft & Design Magazine), British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate (April 2018)
Distinction award for new Licentiates (Society of Designer Craftsmen), Designer Crafts exhibition, The Mall Galleries (August 2016)