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).