Joshua Kerley

Specialising in kilnformed glass, my practice is rooted in play, experimentation, and progressive engagement with materials and processes. Taking inspiration from architecture, interiors, and construction, my glass and mixed media assemblages exploit the metamorphic capabilities of glass, which generates forms and surfaces that are evocative of those found within the built environment. Through the playful yet sensitive juxtaposition of glass with other media, I strive to challenge orthodox perceptions of materials and their inherent hierarchies, value, and resonance. I pay particular attention to the junctions between adjoining components and surfaces, and the transition from one material to another.


Joshua Kerley is an early career glass maker, artist, and designer.  He received an M.A. in Ceramics & Glass in 2019 from the Royal College of Art in London and graduated from Falmouth University in 2011 with a B.A. honours degree in Contemporary Crafts. Kerley was a recipient of the Tiffany & Co. x Outset Studiomakers Prize in 2019 and won the Academic Gold Award in Emerge 2018, the tenth biennial juried kiln-glass exhibition for emerging artists sponsored by Bullseye Glass Company. Kerley is currently a Lecturer in glass at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.