Born and raised in Munich, Germany, Brachlow received her BA in glass (2004) from University of Wolverhampton and her MA (2006) and PhD (2012) from the Royal College of Art in London.  She primarily works as a self-employed artist from her studio at Parndon Mill, and as an educator and lecturer, teaching at the Royal College of Art, The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, and Pilchuck Glass School.  Brachlow’s work has been exhibited throughout the UK, as well as in Japan, New Zealand, Estonia and the US. Her work can be found in the collections of the European Museum of Modern Glass, Rodental, Germany; Glasmuseum Hentrich, Dusseldorf, Germany; National Museums Scotland, and Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington. 

 

The unexpected. The slightly odd, the surreal, the uncanny.
Precariousness. Stability. Equilibrium. Imbalance.
Things that are not what they seem.
Movement. Things that change.
Puzzles. Building blocks.
There but not there. Fragile. Solid.
Ambiguous.
The potential for chaos.

-Heike Brachlow