Carolyn Basing

I am a glass artist and designer maker. After graduation with MA Glass in 2016 I was lucky enough to rent a studio at The National Glass Centre, Sunderland, giving me the opportunity to feed my fascination with this material. I use glass to create form and imagery using mainly mould making, kiln casting, cold working techniques and photography. I am seeking the otherness of glass, its ability to gather light and to encapsulate and distort imagery.

My latest pieces are a continuation of a body of work entitled “Signa Vitae”, focussing on the ambiguity and ubiquity of natural forms and temporal relationship between glass making and photographic imagery; two creative fields linked by the manipulation a singular material, light.

If you would like to know more about my practice, please follow the link.

I also accept private commissions, please contact me using the link on the contacts page.

2021 Life Forms, Contemporary Glass Society Exhibition, Pyramid Gallery, York, UK
2020 20:20 Vision – Sottish Glass Society at Glass Arts Society online presentation
2019 On the Edge, Scottish Glass Society Touring Exhibition North Lands Creative, Glasgow Trades Hall Lybster and Glasgow, UK
2019 Identity Competition Finalist Exhibition (Handmade in Britain) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK
2019 Glorious Glass, Contemporary Glass Society Exhibition The World of Glass St Helens, Liverpool, UK
2019 Glorious Glass, Contemporary Glass Society Exhibition Bucks County Museum Aylesbury United Kingdom 2018 Glorious Glass, Scottish Glass Society Trades Hall Glasgow, UK
2018 Mackies' Workshop, Installation and Public Engagement Mackies' Workshop, Sunderland, UK
2018 Glassheap Challenge, Installation, Roker Pier Lighthouse, Sunderland, UK
2016 Glasshaus XI Exhibition, Pardon Mill, Harlow, UK
2016 New Designers Exhibition, Islington Business Centre, London, UK
2016 Material Matters, MA Graduation Show, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK