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A work Study at the National Glass Centre Sunderland, UK.

In September I was granted access to photograph the process of producing hand made glass artefacts. Ian was the artisan in this study and he kindly told me about the process as he performed them and I was recoding these images. The calendar depicts the process from start up to when the artefact was placed in a cooling kiln to be brought down to room temperature over a period of 24 to 48 hours to prevent it from cracking.


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Inspired by my dad in visual arts and music from a very early age. He mentored me in photography, film processing and printing when I was 7 or 8 years old. He wouldn’t teach me to play guitar though so I had to teach myself, and played bass in a group while I was at University for pocket money. I took early retirement in 2009 and rekindled my passion for photography. My art is eclectic. I’ll photograph anything and everything. The world is full of images just waiting to be captured.

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  • Tracy66
    Tracy66almost 3 years ago

    Excellent Calendar and good luck with the sales.

  • Thanks for the comment and the good wishes. I thought it was quite a good way of pulling all the glass blowing work study pictures together.

    – Harry Purves

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 3 years ago

    great work, well done

  • Thank you Antanas

    – Harry Purves

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