Graeme Hawes

 

Graeme Hawes is an experienced glassblower, working from his studio in Leicester.

He uses traditional glassmaking techniques, blowing glass before cutting and polishing surfaces to create faceted and layered sculptures. We have stocked Graeme’s work for many years and it continues to be popular with customers.

Graeme is interested in using glass to explore the relationship between light and colour – working to create reflections and colourful shadows. Alongside his work for galleries, he also works on large-scale lighting projects for hotels and chandelier companies.

I am captivated by the hostile environment of a glassblowing workshop. There is heat oozing from every aperture. There is a deafening noise from the compressors and burners. There is broken glass strewn across the floor and yet there is the facility to create something beautiful and delicate.”