Claire Lake is a fused glass artist based in Ackworth, West Yorkshire. She originally trained in ceramics but the lure of working with the ‘stone that pours,’ as the Egyptians referred to glass, eventually took hold. She specialises in large scale panels producing bespoke kitchen splashbacks, wall art and feature lamps but also creates original homeware pieces to complete the look.
The Pieces from Nebulous were originally a collection of 10 panels specially created to exhibit alongside Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon in Wakefield during late summer 2019. The work is is Claire’s interpretation of the amazing gas clouds and star nurseries deep in space that NASA and the Hubble telescope have made possible for us to see. These works with their amazing bursts of colour are formed from a process of using glass enamels under multiple firings to create a textured surface on the sheet of glass. These beautiful works offer glimpse into part of our natural world which remains mysterious and awe-inspiring.
The homewares are created using glass powders and were originally based on the beautiful colours of a Greek sea/sky horizon combination of her favourite island but have since diversified into zingy or subdued colour options. A variety of dishes, side plates, bowls, coasters, candle bridges and platters are part of the accessibly priced homeware range.