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Cotswold Range - Open & Flattened Vases - LARGE STILL AVAILABLE

Cotswold Range - Open & Flattened Vases - LARGE STILL AVAILABLE

By Colin Hawkins


Original artworks

Glass - handblown and unique

Large: H: 37cm , W: 18cm  £275

Large Flattened: H: 32cm, W: 15cm  £165


The beauty found on his studio doorstep here in the Cotswolds provides the inspiration for this series of Colin Hawkins landscape-inspired vessels - his new Cotswold Landscape Range, created exclusively for Spencer House Gallery.

Filled with the hues and shades of nature, found in the fields and hedgerows of the South Cotswolds, the swirled and blended colours of these pieces create a feeling of movement and an impression of the flora and fauna of the summer scenes.

Through the process of gathering molten glass and shaping it with the application of carefully selected coloured chips, grains and canes he aims to convey an abstract sense of place in each vase.


Each piece is hand-blown, unique and shaped at temperatures in excess of 1000 degrees, without the use of moulds, using recycled glass from the British crystal industry.


“I've been exploring the surrounding landscape as a source of inspiration, be it the colours of a setting sun over the Cotswold fields or the myriad of lichens on a stone wall. I've taen the time to walk out into nature, absorb and record impressions of the landscape and then challenge myself to incorporate and convey them within my unique glass collections.”


    Colin has been working in glass for over 30 years. His training and experience is extensive and diverse.


    ‘There is a natural connection between a maker and their material. I am fortunate to find myself learning new skills everyday and enjoy the many challenges that glass blowing throws at me. I become immersed in the alchemy and artistry of creating beautiful, unique objects in glass.”

    Colin gained his BA in Glass at one of the country's traditional centres for glass, at Sunderland University, and then completed his Masters at the Royal College of Art in London. He gained much of his initial understanding of the medium of glass early in his career, whilst working alongside some of the British glassmaking industry’s top traditional and contemporary artisans.

    In 2000 he set up his glass blowing studio, together with his wife Louise, at The New Brewery Arts Centre in the South Cotswolds. Together, they use a combination of traditional glassblowing techniques and contemporary craft skills to develop their work, which is held in both public and private collections worldwide.

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