Short but sweet interview with glass artist Charlotte Clark – see www.charlotteclarkglass.artweb.com for more examples of her work.
Being an artist
Please give us a few words of introduction about yourself
I am fascinated by the intricacy of naturally occurring voids, my work challenges the viewer to look further into my pieces. High polished lenses present themselves as windows to the internal contours of each piece. Using free-formed wax as a starting point, each piece develops and is translated into different contexts, whether that be sculptural, ‘art furniture’ or lighting.
How and when did you start out as an artist?
Started out as an artist in 2004 when i enrolled at Stourbridge College to study AVCE and A Level Art and Design – taking my passion to a full time level. I then went to Sunderland where I began my degree in Glass, I then transferred to University of Wolverhampton where I finished my degree achieving a 2:1 grade and winning The Simon Bruntnell Prize for Excellence in Glass 2010 and Contemporary Glass Society Highly Commended 2010
What training did you have?
BA Hons Design and Applied Arts – Glass
AVCE Art and Design
A Level Art and Design
What has been your best creative achievement so far?
Graduating from University, Winning both The Simon Bruntnell Prize for Excellence in Glass and a Contemporary Glass Society Highly Commended in 2010
What’s your favourite quote?
‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’
Who is your favourite artist?
Too many to choose from!
Is anything holding you back?
Finance – currently applying for various funding
You and art
From start to finish, how long does it take for you to create your work?
It varies from piece to piece, but usually around six weeks.
What music do you like to listen to when you work?
Being inspired by art
an artist’s advice
Have you got any advice for those starting out as an artist?
Feel the fear and do it anyway!