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IMG_6363Can you imagine anything more beautiful than shafts of sunshine shimmering through spectacular glass ? We are delighted that Miranda Ellis has brought some of her stunning art pieces to our garden as an exhibition for this season.

A little bit about -Miranda Ellis Glass

I’m a sculptor working mainly in glass, influenced by the natural world and inspired by restricted views that occur in the landscape.

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An idea for a project may come from the beach or walking in the woods where a found or submerged object will start a creative process. The pattern of wood or a manufactured object texturing a surface or being used itself to be cast directly into glass,reusing and giving a new life to something that has been discarded, as well as working from scratch on a creative idea.

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The process can be exciting but the realisation of an idea can take weeks or months to complete.

My background is in ceramics, figurative sculpture, 3D design and mould making, including refractory moulds that are used for glass casting.

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This year for me has seen the opening of my new studio with gallery space which is open to the public, just west of the pier ‘Two horse’ 236 Kings Road Arches, Brighton Artists Quarter.

I’m delighted to have my work in such an exciting garden.

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Www.mirandaellisglass .com

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Call me Ingmar , or Pauline even, but now I feel I can Look through a glass.. but not at all Darkly … as Louise Durham’s driftwood sculptures beset with jewelled glass are anything but dark.
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Louise returns to our garden with her beautiful driftwood and stained glass sculptures and my life falls into the realm of Alice in Wonderland again. Catching the sunlight through their portals of red,yellow , blues and greens I fell like a rainbow has fallen to earth and been cunningly wrought into her work.There are true colours of Venice captured in a  moment !

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About Louise :

In her own words ” I am never happier than when I am tucked away in my workshop playing with shiny glass.”

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Her stained glass sculptures are made from recycled groyne wood, each piece unique in its shape and form. Each piece is made with love, bringing together the character of the wood and the colours of the glass.  Like stained glass windows in churches, these sculptures have a spiritual presence, transforming any outdoor space.  The true magic happens when the light hits them and they come alive, with the colours radiating onto the wood and into the garden.

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Read all about Louise , contact her and see more examples of Louise’s work  on her website www.louisevdurham.com

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