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Richard is a self-taught glass and ceramics artist. He works from a small studio in Willesden "fusing and slumping" glass.
His inspirations are the natural world, information and electronics. Richard's latest pieces explore "tapestry" in glass and vitrio-fossils, that capture or simulate the fossilisation of ephemera in glass.
The Glass Tapestry
20th May – 6th Jun 2021
In his first solo exhibition, Richard Tilbury explores the use of glass almost as a textile, creating patchwork tapestries woven from “fabric” made of glass powders, which are then cut and fused in the kiln. The tapestries are abstract forms, interweaving colours and pattern rhythms; quilts of colour inspired by geology, landscapes, and organic forms. Alongside the tapestries run “the borders,” depicting a panoply of fish and birds - messengers of the imagination, bringers of past-memories, and the carriers of dreams. These images were heavily inspired by medieval and renaissance songs and folklore.
Willesden Gallery, 95 High Road, NW10 2SF