We are delighted to announce our ‘In the Window’ maker for September will be glass artist Mark Fenn.
Mark is a beekeeper and glassblower based in the Northern Lights artist-led space in Liverpool. He combines his passions of beekeeping and glassblowing by infusing the honey gathered from his native Welsh black bees into glass vessels, which are inspired by the natural forms made within the beehive by the bees.
Mark’s latest body of honey infused work has been developed during the filming of ‘Make It at Market‘, a new series commissioned by BBC Daytime TV and hosted by Dom Chinea of ‘The Repair Shop’. His mentor on the series, Allister Malcolm, gave Mark a set of hexagonal moulds to experiment with in exchange for a block of his beeswax.
Based on honeycomb, Mark’s hexagonal vases are individually coloured and the four colours used in the collection represent each the four seasons and the life cycle of the bees. His white classic hexagonal vases compliment the collection: the cappings from the individual cells of the honeycomb form the purest beeswax, which is white in colour.
A selection of Mark’s pieces will be available to purchase via our online shop.