Wilkin is a British artist inspired by forms and colors from the environment.He is considered one of the leading glass artists in the UK. I find it interesting that he ignores debates about distinctions between decorative and fine art, craft and concept-driven creation. Whether you call it craft, commercial, or fine art, the work is beautiful.
Raindrop Chandelier, photo by Guus Rijven
On one end of the spectrum, Wilkin offers a gift section on his website for the public. He also has sold work to internationally famous clients and worked on restoration of Windsor Castle’s fire-damaged chandeliers. He works with internationally renowned artists to to make their own artworks.
Golden Seed Head, photo by Guus Rijven
Visit Wilkin’s website to see more of his work: www.neilwilkin.com. If you want to be completely awed, go to this LINK. Click on the images to pull up huge, full screen images that are just stunning.
I would also point you to a great blog entry about Neil Wilkin. I was starting to pull quotes from this article, but decided I would almost quote the entire thing, so you may as well go to the source: IceCubicle.net (great blog, now defunct, but as of today, still archived online and full of interesting info to browse).
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I love these pieces!
thanks for the shout out! I too love glass, and yes, after all the work done on putting the Ice Cubicle blog together it seemed to make sense to leave it up as an archive – glad to see it having new readers/links from time to time. warm (or cool?) thots for 2012 :-)