Claire Toyne- A portrait of my Mum, 2013

Client: The portrait was shown in a solo exhibition at Gallery 34 in Yea

This portrait represents an important development in my attempts to achieve figurative works in pure glass. It was created by tiling pieces of cut streaky glass together on a white glass base and then fusing the composition into a single piece of glass. This method allows the full brilliance and colour of the glass to be retained, and in this it contrasts to the use of glass enamels.