Black Cat Glass Designs
Black Cat Glass Designs is Becci Meakins and Rich Hamblin. We have been creating glass artwork in our garden studio in the Forest of Dean for the last 6 years.
Glass is such a versatile material. What we love about it is the many forms it comes in and how those forms can be utilised. Glass comes in sheet form, powder, or crushed. It can come in long thin strands or thicker rods. It can be iridised, plain, opaque or transparent. With such a mutable substance, we can indulge our fascination for experimentation using a huge variety of techniques.
We have always been fascinated by colour and it is this which inspires us to create. By using a mix of transparent and opal glasses, we produce pieces which show the depth and vibrancy of colour. Glass can be combined and merged through fusion to produce vivid, stand-out pieces. Heatwork also produces a variety of effects. By working with heat, we can create or lose texture, brighten or fade colour, and use gravity to ‘stretch’ pieces into unique vases or deep vessels.
Sometimes the glass is beautiful enough to stand alone and it is this glass which we use for our stained-glass mirrors. Iridised, mottled glass makes a stunning border for hanging pieces which means each mirror is not only a practical piece, but also a work of art.