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Small Feather Vases - each one unique - nine available

Small Feather Vases - each one unique - nine available

By Colin Hawkins


Original artworks

Glass - hand-blown and each one unique

Handmade glass, crafted in Britain 

Measurements: approximate  H: 20cm; W: 9.5cm; D: 8cm

£95 each


Colin and Louise Hawkins have been working collaboratively since 1998. Their combined training and experience is extensive and diverse as both have been involved in glass making for over 20 years.

Using a palette of blue, green, black and white, Colin has created these delicate vases where the surfaces dance with curves and contours emanating from the neck and around the bowl. 

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

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