London, UK - Bullseye Projects returns to Collect, presenting art and design by alumni from the Royal College of Art Ceramics & Glass Programme: Heike Brachlow, Celia Dowson, and Joshua Kerley. In addition, Bullseye Projects is pleased to present new works by Scottish artist and architect Karlyn Sutherland.
Heike Brachlow received her Ph.D in 2012 from the Royal College of Art and has since continued her research into the interaction between color, light, and form. Brachlow's cast glass sculptures use volumetric color, subtle shifts in surface, and movement to emphasize the optical qualities of glass as well as its fragility. In addition to working from her studio at Parndon Mill, she is 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 the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington.
Celia Dowson creates works in both ceramic and glass that "consider the domestic and ritual of everyday life." In her Rhossili Glass series Dowson captures the colors and shifting light of the sky, and her Porcelain Tides series combines light and dark ceramic to evoke the evolving landscape. Her newest bodies of work draw on the breadth of the natural world to create sites for reflection. Dowson is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Art, where she specialized in both ceramic and cast glass. She received an M.A. from the Royal College of Art and a B.A. (Honours) in ceramic design from University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins. In 2018, she received the Charlotte Fraser Award, and was a Tom Helme Scholar, Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, in 2017. Dowson has exhibited internationally and will complete a ceramic residency at New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan, in 2019.
Joshua Kerley, a current student at the Royal College of Art, combines kilnformed glass and a variety of everyday materials to create sculptural works that are rooted in play and experimentation. Through juxtaposition, his work challenges "orthodox perceptions of materials and their inherent hierarchies." Kerley graduated from Falmouth University in 2011 with a B.A. (Honours) in contemporary crafts, and later worked at Falmouth as a senior glass technician. Kerley received the Academic Gold Award in Emerge 2018, the tenth biennial juried kiln-glass exhibition for emerging artists sponsored by Bullseye Glass Company.
Bullseye Projects is pleased to present new works by Scottish artist and architect Karlyn Sutherland. Sutherland's geometric glass works, based on personally relevant architectural spaces, have garnered acclaim leading to her inclusion in the 2018 Future Heritage exhibition at Decorex. Most recently she was awarded the Craft Scotland Prize for Design and Craftsmanship. Sutherland studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art and received a Ph.D from The University of Edinburgh, She began working in glass in 2009, when her research into topics of place and attachment led her home to Caithness, Scotland, where she enrolled in a master class at North Lands Creative. She has since gone on to exhibit her work nationally and internationally. In 2016, she was an Endeavour Research Fellow in the Glass Workshop of the Australian National University School of Art & Design in Canberra. Sutherland was an artist-in-residence at Bullseye Studio in Portland, Oregon, and at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass in New York. Sutherland works as an artist, architectural designer, and writer in her hometown of Lybster, Scotland.