Cathryn Shilling

Woven Chalice
Sculptor: Cathryn Shilling
Location: London
Brief Biography: Cathryn Shilling is an internationally renowned glass artist, living and working in London. After graduating in Graphic Design from Central School of Art and Design in London, Cathryn worked as a Designer until her family’s move to the USA in 2001 prompted her to pursue a new and exciting creative direction. She studied the art and craft of Stained Glass in Connecticut and then on her return to London in 2004 Cathryn began studying and working with kiln formed glass as well as becoming a student of blown glass at London Glassblowing. In 2009 she began her professional practice, making in a studio near her home in London and in 2010 Cathryn became Curator at London Glassblowing. Cathryn’s work has been collected and widely exhibited internationally.
About My Work:

My years in graphic design allowed me to develop skills in a wide range of creative processes and products, and enabled a natural and spontaneous move into glass. For me glass is the perfect medium, giving me creative and technical freedom and enabling me to create something tangible and enduring.

I am best known for my trademark glass cloth pieces which utilise the Venetian glass cane techniques. The canes are made by drawing molten glass into fine threads of no more than one or two millimetres. I use a painstaking process to bring these together, strand upon strand, and then fuse them in the kiln until they resemble sheets of woven fabric. These are then re-fired and shaped while hot by moulding, bending or draping, to become three-dimensional artworks ranging from free-standing sculptures to opulent bowls edged with gold.

Hot glass allows me to investigate and work in a more immediate and direct way with my chosen material, drawing inspiration from its molten state in order to produce unique and tactile vessels.

Sculpture Title: Nesting
Edition: One off
Material: Kiln formed glass with Selenite Crystal eggs on an antique Chinese wheel hub
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 35cm high x 42cm diameter
Weight (kg): 10kg
Price: £4250.00
Sculpture Title: Antarctic Confluence
Edition: One off
Material: Kiln formed glass on a bespoke ash base
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 47cm high x 50 cm wide x 14cm deep
Weight (kg): 6kg
Price: £2950.00
Sculpture Title: Woven Chalice
Edition: One off
Material: Kiln formed glass with 23 carat gold lustre on a free blown glass base
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 18cm high x 39cm diameter
Weight (kg): 6kg
Price: £2950.00
Sculpture Title: Diorama – The Sunset After the Fire
Edition: One off
Material: Kiln formed glass with 23 carat gold lustre on a Caithness stone base
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 15cm high x 45cm diameter
Weight (kg): 7kg
Price: £4250.00
Sculpture Title: Nestled
Edition: One off
Material: Kiln formed glass with cast and patinated bronze eggs on an ash base
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 17cm high x 17cm diameter
Weight (kg): 4kg
Price: £2950.00
Sculpture Title: Cloaked – Agamemnon
Edition: One off
Material: Free blown glass with a kiln formed glass cloak applied hot
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 68cm high x 20cm wide x 25 cm deep
Weight (kg): 8kg
Price: £2950.00
Sculpture Title: Cloaked – Clytemnestra
Edition: One off
Material: Free blown glass with a kiln formed glass cloak applied hot
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 67cm high x 18 cm wide x 18cm deep
Weight (kg): 8kg
Price: £2950.00
Sculpture Title: Maelstrom
Edition: One off
Material: Free blown glass
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 21.5cm high x 26cm diameter
Weight (kg): 8.2kg
Price: £1900.00
Sculpture Title: Sea Foam Vessel
Edition: Free blown glass
Material: Free blown glass with copper leaf
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 27.5cm high x 18.5 diameter
Weight (kg): 5kg
Price: £750.00
Sculpture Title: Fractured Vessel (XL)
Edition: One off
Material: Free blown glass with copper leaf and pre fused glass and copper mesh inclusions
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 29cm high x 20cm diameter
Weight (kg): 6.2kg
Price: £1250.00
Sculpture Title: Fractured Vessel (L)
Edition: One off
Material: Free blown glass with copper leaf and pre fused glass and copper mesh inclusions
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 26.5cm high x 16cm diameter
Weight (kg): 5kg
Price: £750.00
Sculpture Title: Fractured Vessel (L)
Edition: One off
Material: Free blown glass with copper leaf and pre fused glass and copper mesh inclusions
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 26.5cm high x 16cm diameter
Weight (kg): 5kg
Price: £750.00
Sculpture Title: Precious Vessel in Pink
Edition: One off
Material: Free blown glass with silver leaf
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 28cm high x 21cm diameter
Weight (kg): 5kg
Price: £950.00
Sculpture Title: Precious Vessel in Aqua
Edition: One off
Material: Free blown glass with silver leaf
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 32cm high x 24cm diameter
Weight (kg): 7kg
Price: £1150.00
Sculpture Title: Precious Vessel in Hyacinth
Edition: One off
Material: Free blown glass with silver leaf
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 34.5cm high x 24cm diameter
Weight (kg): 7kg
Price: £1150.00
Sculpture Title: Precious Vessel in Amber
Edition: One off
Material: Free blown glass with copper leaf
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 31cm high x 22cm diameter
Weight (kg): 4kg
Price: £1150
Sculpture Title: Precious Vessel in Amber
Edition: One off
Material: Free blown glass with silver leaf
Size of Sculpture (Height x Width): 21cm high x 15cm diameter
Weight (kg): 3kg
Price: £600.00
  • Antarctic Confluence
  • Maelstrom
  • Cloaked - Agamemnon
  • Diorama - The Sunset After the Fire