Specialising in free-blown glass, Adam Aaronson’s glass artwork experiments with self-taught methods, including painterly techniques and abstract patinas. Recently, he has been developing larger scale organic forms and exploring the idea of layering and glacial structures. Adam often uses hot glass methods to achieve forms more usually associated with kiln forming or cold assembled techniques.
These large, organic, free-blown vessels have surfaces fired with silver leaf and complex textures of colour. Their subtle luminosity and swirling, painterly effects are reminiscent of Impressionism.
Strata is a technically challenging series of works which uses a method of multilayered clear glass embellished with shots of colour or precious metal between the tiers.
The Tranquility series is a vocabulary of forms created using an original technique developed by Adam, which he calls the “envelope manipulation” method.
The Elements’ series of sculptural vessels use a complex glassmaking technique similar to the coil method of building ceramic pots using multiple pieces of clay.
Adam’s Dialogue sculptures are deliberately ambiguous, exploring personal emotions or commenting on a social or political event.
These large-scale, free-blown glass sculptures were developed by Adam for a number of outdoor exhibitions country-wide.