Paul Stopler, ‘Luka’, 2017, Vessel Gallery
Paul Stopler, ‘Luka’, 2017, Vessel Gallery
Paul Stopler, ‘Luka’, 2017, Vessel Gallery
Paul Stopler, ‘Luka’, 2017, Vessel Gallery

Using a complex series of processes, Stopler’s primary fascination is with the craft of lathe-turning waxes to produce unique cast-glass vessels. Made using the lost-wax technique, each of the pieces investigates the dialogue between its outer and inner surfaces; deeply cut exteriors projecting their changing mass onto internal cores and cut interiors illuminating the vessels exterior with graduating tones.

Each vessel is ground and polished to a satin finish, facilitating a soft interior view of light, tone and colour, with the rims being polished to a reflective finish for contrast.

A single translucent colour is chosen for each form for its potential to transmit changing hues and light accents; the deeper the mass of glass, the more saturated the colour.

Signature: Paul Stopler

About Paul Stopler

British, b. 1963, England, United Kingdom

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