Anthony Scala has been working in glass for over twenty years. Initially trained as an architectural model maker, he discovered his passion for glass during an apprenticeship with Peter Layton at London Glassblowing, which sparked his interest in cold-working techniques. In 2005 he won the prestigious Glass Sellers’ Award, making him the youngest contender ever to receive this prize.
Scala has exhibited extensively throughout the UK, including at the British Glass Biennale and Modern & Contemporary Glass at Bonhams.
‘My inspiration is drawn from the optical effects glass and light can induce upon one another, and in turn, how these shifting qualities can manipulate the perceived image of an object. Through them it is possible to create objects in which the laws of light, shadow, and reflection combine in ways only nature can dictate, thereby allowing us a tantalising yet transitory glimpse of refractive creations forever beyond our grasp.’
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Kiln formed glass cane with hot sculpted glass fruit and flame worked beetles on a bespoke raku base
Approx. 45cm x 45cm x 20cm