VICKY HIGGINSON

ELLE Decoration (UK) - - Now -

Ed­in­burgh-based Higginson cuts, carves and uses en­grav­ing tech­niques on her hand­blown-glass pieces to cre­ate in­ven­tive sculp­tural forms, such as ‘Satel­lite’ (above). Her work evolves through ex­per­i­men­ta­tion, dis­cov­er­ing new pro­cesses and unique prop­er­ties of glass. ‘I com­bine my in­ter­est in Ja­panese, Scan­di­na­vian and mid-cen­tury de­sign with my love of this spe­cial ma­te­rial,’ she says. ‘Re­cently, I’ve been in­ves­ti­gat­ing lay­ers of colour, which I com­bine to ma­nip­u­late their sat­u­ra­tion and den­sity. Cut­ting through them, I re­veal tex­ture and trans­parency.’ (vicky­hig­gin­son.com).

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