A wearable piece of glass art based on the excitement, vibrancy and colour of the Water Circus at Great Yarmouth. This brooch - part of the CirQ Series - is unique, individually designed and handmade in my Norfolk studio. My work highlights the beauty of glass and the way it reflects colour, texture and light.
I work with glass elements in a cold state which I assemble and manipulate before firing and fusing them together in a kiln. Making each brooch involves upto 10 stages and takes on average 3-4 days to complete. The different types of glass that I use include sheet, frits, confetti, stringers and paint.
My aim in handcrafting the CirQ Series is to create minature works of art that are affordable, unusual and fun to wear.
The diameter of the brooch is 6cms/ 2.25inches with a silver safety catch fixing. It is packed in a good quality fuschia pink presentation box with an artist's information tag.
Please visit www.purserhope.co.uk for more information about me, Susan Purser Hope, and my work.