RACHAEL DURKAN - KILN FORMED GLASS

Having completed a Fine Art degree in the 90’s, specialising in sculpture and printmaking, Rachael’s path led her into computer aided Art and Design, working in the website design industry for many years. She has now returned to her passion as an artist.

Rachael’s work draws inspiration from the intricate structural patterns found in nature which govern their growth and determine their final shape. Exploring the organic shapes and patterns found in microscopic plant cells, her work is formed intuitively, from many pieces of glass, repeating, expanding, to create a flowing form, reflecting the movement of organic growth.

Fascinated by the complexity of working with glass, Rachael is currently exploring the alchemy of chemical reactions within the glass fusing process.

Instagram: @rachael.durkan.glass

Rachael Durkan

Plant Cell #1

30cm Diameter / Stand or Wall Mounted

Tree Cell #1

Tree Cell #1

30cm Diameter / Stand or Wall Mounted

Plant Cell #3

Plant Cell #3

16cm Diameter / Shallow slump

Tree Cell #2

Plant Cell #2

16cm Diameter / Shallow slump

Pant Cell #4

Plant Cell #4

16cm Diameter / Shallow slump

Plant Cell #5

Plant Cell #5

16cm Diameter / Shallow slump

Tree Cell #3

Tree Cell #3 – SOLD

16cm Diameter / Deep slump with rounded base

Pant Cell #6

Plant Cell #6

30cm Diameter / Stand or Wall Mounted

EXHIBITIONS

March 13th – 24th 2024 – CAN HQ, Memorial Square,Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3TU

January 13th – March 19th 2024 – ‘Showcases’ – Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1LX

November 2023 – ‘Present Makers’ – Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1LX

February 2023 – ‘New Beginnings’ – Prior Gallery, Philadelphia Street, Bristol BS1 3BZ