Robert Wynne

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My work portrays contrasting impulses within. I love the challenge of technical precision but I need to be able to play and explore. I enjoy making beautiful objects but I am not afraid to create pieces that evoke emotions more complex than just aesthetic appreciation. In some ways I’m an anarchist, I’m not happy when things are just comfortable. I am restless, always looking for an angle and this is reflected in a body of work that is quite diverse.

Having said this, there are common threads running through my work. I love the gorgeous glow of light through frosted glass and have a fascination with lustrous, iridescent finishes; particularly with the way that light is manipulated, reflected and transmitted. I take inspiration from a broad range of influences including historical glassmaking practices and formal sculptural dialogue. My recent work featuring the Raven and other birds engages with themes of desire, the fragility of wealth and the concept of security.