An international award winning artist
Hot Glass Artist
Phil Vickery Glass
My work conceptualises the natural power behind thought. Employing abstract forms to investigate the duality between conscious decision making and the subconscious. The mind acts in a segmented way. I use molten glass and cold-working to show this orderly fracture. Each segment of the sculpture acts as a metaphorical building block or thought, but viewing the sculpture as a deconstructed whole infers the disrupted flow between thought and actuation.
The colours and forms in my work represent various emotional states of mind, or the subconscious. The sculptures reflect the inner workings of my conscious, subconscious, and the flowing energy that can be considered thought. If information is power, then why can’t thought be considered pure energy? I strive to visualise this idea with my own form of symbolism and represent in particular my ‘Thoughts’ and ‘Dreams' through sculpture.
I have perfected a technique where an internal membrane of glass is twisted along the length of the piece in a fluid manner. The technique creates an effect in the structure that is reminiscent of a double helix; the very building block of life itself. From this observation I developed my Helix sculptures to represent nature, life, energy, and movement; emulating this idea in form and content. Sometimes the work is just a driven sculptural form using this idea to make an abstract.
Working with the fluidity of the glass in a molten state to manipulate it, mould it, and to work with gravitational force to create my signature spiral.
National and International
Exhibiting in the Uk from 2001 at selected galleries.
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Affordable Art Fair, London, UK, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005.
The International HsinChu Glass Art Festival, Taiwan, 2014.
Festival of Glass Art, Galerie Minea, Karlovy Vary Thermal Spring Colonnade, Czech Republic, 2013.
The International Glass and Clay Exhibition 2013, Artomatic, Washington DC, USA, 2013.
"Chime" at the Peter Layton London Glass Blowing Gallery, UK, 2012.
Selected exhibitor at the Festival of Glass British Glass Biennale, Stourbridge, UK, 2012, 2006, 2004.
Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, Texas, USA, 2012.
International Solo Show, Gallery Loes Reek, Holland, NL, 2012.
Exhibition called "Antartica" at St. Joseph Galerie, Leeuwarden, NL, 2009.
Exhibition with Artomatic, 10th anniversery, Capital Riverfront, Washington DC, USA, 2009.
Exhibited at SOFA, New York, USA, 2009.
Exhibition at Art Source Gallery, Burj Dubai, Dubai, UAE, 2008.
Exhibition Glass 3, Georgetown Mall, Washington DC, USA, 2008.
Exhibition at the British consulate, Dubai, UAE, 2007.
Exhibition called A Sense of Place, at Museo de Arte en Vidrio de Alcorcón, MAVA, AV de los Castillos, Madrid, Spain, 2004.