Tell us about yourself!
My name is Neil Edwards from Bristol in the UK. I started making glass after university when I got a job in a glass production studio in my hometown, I kind of fell into it really. After living in Taiwan for 3 years I have recently finished a Masters degree in Glass back in the UK.
What draws you to the material you work with, and why have you chosen the processes that you use in your work?
I’m drawn to hot glass as a medium for its physical properties when working with it. Every movement you make when making is recorded by the glass. It is both fluid and brittle, which is so interesting, and of course the way glass reflects, refracts, diffuses light is mesmerizing.
What themes do you pursue in your work?
In my work I explore different ways of applying a pattern to glass, on the surface and inside the glass object itself, using an array of different techniques on blown and sculpted forms.
What is your dream project?
My dream project would be to simply work on interesting jobs with committed and enthusiastic people. Preferably with a decent supply of beer.
If you weren't working in this field, what career would you choose?
If I wasn’t working in this field, I’m really not sure what I would be doing. It would certainly be in a creative industry though.
Why are you a member of GAS?
I am a member of GAS as I feel that it is important to be an active member of the glass community in order to support it, and also to connect with other artists the world over and be able to see what they are doing.
To learn more about Neil Edwards and his work, go to his GAS MEMBER PROFILE PAGE.
You can also follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/eduardos202/