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About

Paul Stopler is an artist practicing lost-wax glass casting. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2011, before joining Bristol’s Maze Studios in 2012.

His primary fascination is with the craft of lathe-turning waxes to produce unique cast-glass vessels. The work explores the dialogue between inner and outer surfaces; deeply cut exteriors projecting their changing mass onto internal cores and cut interiors illuminating the vessels exterior with graduating tones and light accents.

For each piece a single colour is chosen for its potential to transmit a range of hues as the colour saturation changes. The vessels are ground and polished to a satin finish, facilitating a soft interior view of light and colour within the glass. Rims are polished to a reflective finish for contrast.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

21 – 24 September 2017   Tresor-Contemporary Craft with Vessel Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

25 August – 9 September 2017   The British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge

Previous Exhibitions

16 – 18 June 2017  Glass Glamour, Quenington Old Rectory, Quenington, Gloucestershire

18 March – 21 May 2017   Water and Music, Pyramid Gallery, York

14 Jan – 25 Feb 2017   New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

2 Feb – 6 Feb 2017  Collect with Vessel Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, London

16 Sept – 8 Oct 2016   Black to White & Back Again, London Glassblowing

5 July – 5 Aug 2016   Acts of Precision, Vessel Gallery, London

2016    New Makers Showcase, Contemporary Applied Arts, London

2016   The Heat is On, Bruntnell-Astley, The New National Glass Museum, Stourbridge

2015    Dutch Design Week, Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, Holland, Inside Out Glass Studios

2013    Rising Stars, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

2013    Get Fresh, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey

2012    Glasshaus VII, Parndon Mill Gallery, Harlow

2011    Calken Gallery at Bloomsbury Art Fair, London

2011    London Design Festival, Mint Explores at Mint Shop, London

2011    New Designers, Business Design Centre, London

2011    The Show, MA Graduate Show, Royal College of Art, London

2011    Graduates and Antiquarians, Calken Gallery, London

2010    Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London

2010    Remarkable Glass, Contemporary Applied Arts, London

2010   Out of Practice, site-specific works, Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, London

2010    Green Christmas, Smiths Row, Bury St.Edmunds

2009    New Beginnings, S.D.C. Gallery, London

2009    New Designers, Business Design Centre, London

2009    Degree Show, UCA, Farnham

Education

2009 – 11    MA Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art, London

2005 – 09    BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design (Glass), UCA. Farnham, Surrey

2000 – 06    Advanced kiln-formed glass, WAES London

1982 – 84    Fine Art, Painting, Bath Academy of Art, Corsham

1981 – 82    Foundation, art and design. Central School of Art and Design, London

 Competitions and Awards

2017    British Glass Biennale, Glass Sellers of London Arts and Crafts Award, Runner Up

2013    Hothouse 3: South West Cohort, Crafts Council Collective

2009    The Business Design Centre, New Designer Of The Year, Runner Up

Publications

2017  ‘Why glass art is suddenly experiencing a renaissance’ Josh Sims   http://robbreport.com.sg/2017/02/18/glass-art/

2015   At the 2015 Dutch Design Week by Sioban Imms http://www.sightunseen.com/2015/10/at-the-2015-dutch-design-week/

2011    Glass featured in ‘The Young Apprentice’, 31 October 2011

2010    ‘Cutting Edge’ Josh Sims, Financial Times, 22 May 2010

2010    ‘Glass Action’, p31, Elle Decoration, March 2010

Professional Experience

Aug 2012    Workshop assistant to Matt Durran, Glass Heap Challenge, Stourbridge

July – Nov 2011    Studio assistant to Max Jacquard Glass, Ulcombe

Aug – Sept 2010   Studio assistant to Bruno Romanelli, London

Aug – Sept 2009    Studio assistant to Max Jacquard Glass, Ulcombe

Jan – Feb 2008     Studio assistant to Colin Reid Glass, Stroud

June – Aug 2006    Studio assistant to Ann Robinson, Auckland, New Zealand

Teaching

Jan – March 2015    Kiln-cast glass, intermediate & advanced, WAES London

September 2014    Core-casting masterclass, WAES London

March – May 2013    Kiln-formed glass workshops, WAES London

April 2013    Core-casting masterclass, WAES London

July 2012    Teaching assistant to Max Jacquard, Bild-Werk, Frauenau, Germany

June 2012    Kiln-cast glass, intermediate & advanced, WAES London

Sept 2010    Core casting presentation & one to one tutorials, WAES London