My work explores the interaction of colour, form and light in glass solids.
I aim to make forms capable of transformation, ideally in several different ways. My focus is the investigation of transparent colour in glass. Thick-thin variations of form, curves and angles, the optical properties of glass, and matt or polished surface finishes all impact the appearance of the final object. The works change depending on the viewing angle, when set into motion, and with changing light conditions.
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.