Sophie Longwill

Material: Glass | Location: Ireland
"The experiences of the pandemic and desire for breathing space has become reflected in my current series ‘Nubivagant (Cloud Wanderer)’. These sculptural glass vessels are inspired by beautiful skies and mindful moments on my lockdown walks. As I live in the city centre of Cork, the sky is a way to connect with nature in an urban environment. Soft colours are translated into delicate discs of pâte-de-verre (glass paste) then allowed to gently fold in the kiln, resulting in vessels that are like windows to other realms holding the serenity of the natural world."

Sophie lives in Cork City, Ireland and works from her studio at the National Sculpture Factory. She has been selected for an In the Window spotlight display in October 2021 as part of Liverpool Irish Festival, with the support of the Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI).

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