My practice is informed by the rich heritage of material imitation within the glassmaking industry. Utilising an extensive and innovative range of kiln-glass techniques, I make objects that are inherently un-glass-like, and instead mimic the physical properties of other materials. In doing so, I aim to reassess the traditional perceptions of glass technically, aesthetically, and materially. With a practice that moves deftly between art, design, and craft, I make sculptural and
interior objects that transcend traditional boundaries, arouse curiosity, and moreover, challenge our comprehension of the material world.
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.