Spring Horizon is one of a series of new landscape bowls that Adam Aaronson has made. These are reminiscent of the spring views over Ranmore Common, near Dorking in Surrey.
“I’ve always loved the great impressionists , in particular Monet and Turner, and their style is often imbued in my work.”
When asked what makes one of Adam’s landscape bowls different, Adam replied
“Every piece of my glass art needs my breath to blow it, my hand to shape it, fire to melt it, and endless time”
Adam begins by choosing a palette of powdered glass colours, so he can use these to reflect a landscape that’s inspired him.
He applies layers of pure silver leaf, delicately adding the powdered colour, to create a soft luminosity. At this point the silver becomes a canvas, depicting the effects of light reflecting on seascapes or forest scenes. Perhaps a change in the seasons or dramatic skies.
A careful and lengthy process of heating and reheating melts the colours onto the surface to build up unique tones and texture.
Adam then gives each piece a title reflecting his own inspiration.
“But often I find the title is just a springboard. It can sparks people’s memories of a moment from far flung travel or their own favourite landscape.
“I think what you see in the glass depends on whether you are drawn to skies or trees, the countryside or the sea”.