Lynn Baker MSDC

Glass Making & Stained Glass

About Lynn
Lynn enjoys working in both two and three dimensions and works with hot and cold glass. Much of her inspiration comes from the way that the light changes as it crosses the Lincolnshire Wolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty where she lives and works. Her work often has a hidden meaning and the breaking down of barriers and boundaries, both physical and human, along with this ever changing light is something that Lynn tries to capture within her work.
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Lynn specialises in working with the graal technique. Blanks or embryos are formed in the hot glass studio. These consist of layers of coloured and clear glass, and when cool they are heavily sand carved and engraved. The embryos are then reheated, picked up on a blowing iron, coated in clear glass and blown out to the required form.

When working with the kiln Lynn is continuing to develop her own method of sculptural fusing and slumping. Here glass is carefully cut, broken and then rebuilt using the heat of the kiln to fuse together the pieces and slump them over a range of hand made moulds and forms.

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Forthcoming Exhibitions2019

Spring 2019 ‘Seeds of Inspiration: Stories from the Allotment’ Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln

Spring 2019 Sculpture Exhibition - Court Robert Arts, Raglan, Monmouthshire

May/June/July 2019 Beaulieu - Sculpture Exhibition, Hampshire

July/Aug 2019 Sculpture Exhibition - Marks Hall Estate, Coggeshall, Essex

Selected Exhibitions 2018

Apr/May 2018 Delamore Arts 18, Cornwood, Devon

Jun/July 2018 ‘Celebrating Art in the Garden’, Urchfont Manor, Wiltshire

Selected Exhibitions 2017

Apr/June 2017 ‘Affordable Art for the Garden’, Showborough House, Twyning

May/Oct 2017 ‘Art in the Garden’, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire

July/Aug ‘Godington Hall Sculpture Event’, Ashford, Kent

July/Sept ‘Marks Hall Sculpture Event’. Marks Hall Estate, Coggeshall, Essex

Aug 2017 International Festival of Glass. White House Glass Cone Ex., Stourbridge. With Allister Malcolm and Colleagues

Selected Exhibitions 2016

Jan/Apr 2016 ‘Made in the East Midlands’, National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford

Apr/May 2016 ‘Art for Cure’, Glemham Hall, Ipswich

Apr/Jun 2016 ‘Elegance & Form’, Wyndcliffe Court Sculpture Gardens, Monmouthshire

Aug/Sept 2016 ‘The Sculpture Event’, Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire

Selected Exhibitions 2015

May 2105 ‘Doodle’ Challenge, International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge

May 2015 ‘Wish You Were Here’, International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge

Oct/Nov 2015 ‘Ebb & Flow’, The Ropewalk, Barton on Humber

Selected Commissions

2014 Lincolnshire Rape Crisis Support Group, Award presented by Jade Etherington

2010 Maitre D’s Desk, Ice Bar, Royal Mirage Hotel, Palm Island, Dubai

2010 Awards for the Manufacturer Magazine

2009 Awards for the Manufacturer Magazine, Presented by Sir Jackie Stewart

2008 Series of Engineering Diploma Awards, Lincolnshire East Partnership Employer Event, presented by Sir Alan Jones, Head of Toyota UK

2006 ‘Taking Wing’. Collaborations One. A public sited sculpture beneath the canal bridge and at the side of the Red House Glass Cone in Stourbridge. A piece commissioned as part of the International Festival of Glass. Made from kiln formed glass and metal and made jointly with Dave Ward and Bob Colley.

Galleries/Outlets Displaying Work

The Stourbridge International Glass Collection, Amblecote, West Midlands

Meander & Mooch Gallery, Newark

Sheep Shed Gallery, Weyhill, Hampshire

The Old Chapel Gallery, Abbotsbury, Weymouth

Imagine, Elgin, Moray

Awards

Jan 2009 Business Transformation Grant. Awarded for the development of a new product range, working with the University of Lincoln

Aug 2006 – July 2007 Scholarship Hot Glass Studio. Broadfield House Glass Museum, Kingswinford, West Midlands. Joint scholarship studio award with Dave Ward working together as Ice Blue Studio Glass

Aug 2006 Makers Collaboration Prize. International Festival of Glass. Award for ‘Taking Wing’, a public sited sculpture at the Red House Glass Cone, Stourbridge. Joint award with Dave Ward working together as Ice Blue Studio Glass

Magazine/Newspaper Articles

Sept 2018 #200Fish. Book edited by Biff Vernon, Page entry and photograph

July 2018 Lincolnshire Life Magazine’. Feature Article ‘Queen of the Night will ‘Sing’ in the Sunshine’

March 2018 ‘Lincolnshire Pride Magazine’, Feature Article ‘A Combustive Craft’

2015 ‘Whiskers and Kittens’. Book by Graham Fisher MBE, Feature plus Photograph

2013 ‘Jewels on the Cut’, Book by Graham Fisher MBE, Photograph

2012 University of Lincoln Magazine, Profile

Education

2006 NCFE Hot Glass, International Glass Centre, Stourbridge

2006 NCFE Copper Wheel Engraving. International Glass Centre, Stourbridge

2006 Professional Development Certificate in Glass Design. International Glass Centre, Stourbridge

2005 OCN Diploma in Glass Techniques & Technology. International Glass Centre, Stourbridge

2004 BA Hons 1st Class – Contemporary Decorative Craft. University of Lincoln

Work Experience

Jun 2009 - 2016 Membership of Harding House Gallery. Co-operative of 10 artists working together to operate a prestigious gallery in the centre of Lincoln

Apr 2008 Lecture on Contemporary British Glass. Fine Art School, Lima, Peru

Aug 2007 to Sep 2008 Horncastle Glass Blowing Studio. Assisting for two days each week and at evening demonstrations

Aug 2007 to Dec 2008 Red House Glass Cone. Stourbridge, West Midlands. Blowing with and assisting resident glass artists and giving demonstrations to the general public for three days, alternate weeks

July 2007 ‘Studio 14’. Set up in business as sole trader

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