Fascinated by hot glass, and learning how to manipulate it and how it interacts with light and colour, I draw on my emotions and experiences to inform my work and to create an abstract expression of what I am feeling or have felt before.
My current work explores colour in reference to the Suffolk coast and to childhood memories of the beach and the heathland using the connection I have to my family, to the land and to the sea. Using a combination of glassblowing and sandcasting to create a variety of components, I am reminiscing through objects.
Frosted sandcasts are created to echo the texture of the beach and represent the ghost of memories; faded perhaps but real. Glass blown pieces represent the strong vibrant memories of the Suffolk coast and heathland, with colour combinations developed in the hotshop and on location. I aim to engage the viewer in a sensory experience that represents the passage of time and erosion of both the memories and the physical landscape by the elements.
Naomi is a glass artist who graduated from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), in 2020 and is currently based in her home county of Suffolk.
Growing up on a smallholding deep in the countryside of Suffolk, and as the youngest in a large family, Naomi was never far from nature, animals or a sibling. This emotional connection to her family, nature and the landscape around her has only grown deeper over time and has become a running theme in her artwork.
After studying Geology at Plymouth, and later training to become an Occupational Therapist at Brighton, Naomi found herself at a cross roads in life, and took some time to reflect and re-evaluate. Rediscovering her passion for creating she enrolled at UCA Farnham to study Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery and Metalwork. Naomi's intentions were to specialise in ceramics, however within the first two weeks she become entranced by the glow of glass with all its possibilities and hasn’t looked back since.