We were delighted to welcome back to Working Artist Studios, a year after her first exhibition here, the highly talented glass artist, Hazel Hutton, to exhibit with fellow Crawford College glass artist, Barbara Kenneally on Friday Oct 27th.
This beautiful exhibition was opened by artist, Róisín Foley. Erudite, witty, passionate and extremely poetic, her introductory talk was perfectly pitched and an example to all who would open an exhibition.
Paul Ó Colmáin read some of his poetry.
Suan – an exciting exhibition of glass works & photography by multi-award-winning artists
“Glass as a material has compelling natural allure. No other material has such an ability to change colour, texture and shape. Glass interacts with and distorts natural light – emphasising the purity of the material and its wave nature. How light is displaced and reflected constantly questions what it is we are looking into. This in itself is highly experimental and essentially ephemeral.”
Hazel Hutton is a graduate resident at Crawford College of Art and design, Cork, Ireland where she completed her degree in Contemporary Applied Art in ceramics glass and textiles (BA Hons) 2016. In 2015 Hazel Hutton completed an eight week student exchange to Shanghai where she studied glass casting on a large scale. Before coming to the Crawford Hazel Hutton received Potters training underneath traditional potter Ray Maw in West Cork. She has work within private collections in Ireland and the UK.
“I try to capture the beauty in movement within static forms. Inherent ideas within interaction, sexuality and human tension are important within my figurative sculptures. I have a highly personal relationship with my materials and tend to give them their freedom allowing their raw and natural state to be the most important.”
Hazel’s exhibition, Beetles & Beaks, showed in WAS in 2016.