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Illuminated Glass Orchids Celebrate the Exotic Flower’s Delicate Strength

 

With over 28,000 known species, the orchid is one of the largest flowering plant families on our planet. The elegant flower comes in various shapes, colors, and sizes, making them one of the most visually fascinating flowers in the world. With so much variety, it’s no surprise that their beauty has inspired the work of British artist Laura Hart. She’s crafted a collection of glowing orchid sculptures made from glass, titled ‘Orchis Exotica’.

APRIL 2020-LOCKDOWN!

Wow! Thank you This is Colossal for another lovely article on my work; this time ‘Orchis Exotica’, my Neon lit orchid sculptures.

Absolutely delighted; a real morale booster!

APRIL 2020- LOCKDOWN!

Thank you My Modern Met for a fabulous article on my fused and pate de verre cast rare and endangered butterfly collections.

Lovely! …very much appreciated!

'orchis exotica'

Making their debut with Vessel Gallery at Collect 2020, my Orchis Exotica sculptures pay homage to Darwin’s silent conviction.

The bi-coloured neon centres illuminate the uncanny resemblance between orchid and human reproductive organs; a parallel unlikely missed by the great man himself.

From 27th February – 1st March 2020 at Somerset House, London.

Laura at Collect 2020

Phalaenopsis Exotica ‘Appaloosa’ (main pic left)

Saatchi Gallery, Kings Road, London – February 22nd – 25th 2018

floralia 2018

My latest ‘Floralia’ anthology of glass orchids exhibited by Vessel Gallery at the prestigious Crafts Council art fair, Collect, this February. The installation of twenty flowers include several new species alongside the most collected favourites.

The astonishing mimicry orchids employ to attract specific pollinators provided essential evidence for Charles Darwin’s, ‘adapt and survive’, theory of evolution. Manacled by religious dogma of his time, he risked a charge of heresy had he cited another organism equally successful in achieving global population through adaptability. Though there is very little anecdotal record of his personal resolve that humans were the ultimate example of his revelatory theory, there can be no doubt he believed it to be so.

Making their debut with Vessel Gallery at Collect 2020, my Orchis Exotica sculptures pay homage to Darwin’s silent conviction.

The bi-coloured neon centres illuminate the uncanny resemblance between orchid and human reproductive organs; a parallel unlikely missed by the great man himself.

Messe Basel, Switzerland 21st – 24th September Vessel Gallery stand A12

tresor 2012 comtemporary craft

This is the very first Tresor contemporary craft fair at Messe Basel and I am privileged to have a Floralia collection on exhibition with Vessel gallery; stand A12.

Over the moon to announce that the entire Floralia installation and the Apollo butterfly sold at Tresor; a fabulous result for the first time out of this stunning event!

White House Cone Museum, Vine Street, Stourbridge August 25th – 28th

International Festival of Glass

I am delighted to have three of my butterflies; the Periander Metalmark, Sylphina Angel and Birdwing Meridionalis on exhibition with Bruntnell Astley Gallery during the International Festival of Glass.

Etienne Gallery 2nd – 30th April 2017 De Lind 38, 5061 HX Oisterwijk Netherlands

Contemporary Glass Society 20th Anniversary show

Absolutely delighted to have had three of my Lepidoptera selected for exhibition in the Contemporary Glass Societies 20th Anniversary exhibition at the fabulous Etienne Gallery in the Netherlands.

I shall be taking the ferry over there to deliver Attacus Atlas, Spanish Moon moth and the Lesser Purple Emperor butterfly. Looking forward to visiting the Etienne and seeing a little of the Netherlands during my visit.

Deco showcase at Landmark Offices 125 Old Broad Street London, EC2N 1AR

Courtesy of Landmark PLC, eleven of my Deco works are showcased in the boardroom at the Old Broad Street building. Great to see a large body of my work in the perfect location!

2nd – 6th February 2017 at the Saachi Gallery, Kings Road London

Vessel Gallery at Collect Ground Floor Stand 2.3

Vessel Gallery will be exhibiting ‘Floralia’ at 2017 Collect, the International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects. During an extended run of five days, the Crafts Council presents an unrivalled opportunity to see and buy contemporary museum-quality ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, metal and textiles from established and emerging artists and makers represented by over 30 of the world’s finest galleries.

Moonstruck - from the penumbra triptych

‘Halo & Picasso’ Bold Statements in Colour Stand C- H17

We will be at the prestigious CRAFT event, Top Drawer, this January for the first time, exhibiting the ‘Halo & Picasso’ works; Bold Statements in Colour. All the pieces will be unique or limited edition works of functional art; bowls, salvers and dishes to create a splash of bold colour and form for the home or office environment. Come visit us on stand 17 in the Craft hall at London’s famous Olympia exhibition centre.

11th – 13th September The Old Truman Brewery, 85 Brick Lane E1 6QL

British Craft Trade Fair – London 2016

In collaboration with metal sculptor, John Daly, we are debuting an entirely new body of work based on the ‘Optical Geometry’ concept, including three sizeable wall sculptures and a freestanding piece. These new works homage the Deco period with their striking colour combinations and hand crafted precision stainless steel and glass art design. The new collection will include three large-scale wall sculptures, with a complementary range of bowls, platters and dishes. The centre piece of the stand will feature a stunning steel and glass sculpture, ‘Morning Glory’.

Financial Times ‘How to Spend it’ Magazine July 2nd 2016

A lovely article on insects used in interior design, written by Nicole Swengley, entitled ‘Insects Appeal’ included an image of my Kaiser I Hind butterfly and editorial on the Lepidoptera collection.

Lovely press, thank you FT!

June 11th – 10th July 2016 at The White House Cone Glass Museum, Stourbridge

Bruntnell Astley presents ‘The Heat Is On’

Attacus Atlas will be on exhibition amongst illustrious company at the very first exhibition of contemporary glass hosted by Bruntnell Astley in the brand new White House Cone Glass Museum in Stourbridge. Allister Malcolm will be demonstrating in the hot shop on June 11th and some of the best glassmakers in the country can be seen in action at what promises to be a fabulous event and exhibition. The new museum space is absolutely stunning; long awaited by the glass fraternity and a real must see for glass lovers and collectors this summer.

Gold award for Glass, Craft & Design Magazine

Absolutely delighted to have been awarded gold in the glass category for the 2016 Craft & Design magazine’s Selected Maker awards. I was chuffed to have got into the finalists, but when Angie Boyer told me I’d been awarded gold, I was astounded and pleased as punch! Thanks to all who voted for me and to the judge, Terry Brett of Pyramid Gallery York.

There will be an exhibition of all the finalists’ work at the Pyramid Gallery exhibition, ‘GLASS 2016’ opening on May 21st. I shall have three pieces there, so if you’re in the beautiful city of York in the next few weeks, be sure to visit.

Financial Times, How to Spend It Magazine Superior Interiors. 16th April 2016

Absolutely fabulous press in the 16th April 2016 edition of the FT’s How to Spend It weekend magazine, ‘Superior Interiors’. Lovely article titled, ‘Displays of Reflection’ by Lucia van der Post.

British Craft Trade Fair Harrogate 2016

Had a great three days in beautiful Harrogate at the British Craft Trade Fair 2016. Met some lovely people and caught up with friends made last year. Booked up for the BCTF London fair at The Old Truman Brewery on the 11th – 13th September 2016. Will be launching new sculptural collection; Hart & Daly collaboration . . . watch this space!

Glass Life Forms 2016 USA

Over the moon (moth!) to have had my Spanish Moon Moth selected for the live show of Glass Life Forms beginning February 5th 2016 at the Hodge gallery, Pittsburgh Glass Centre. From there the exhibition moves on May 20th to the Corning Museum of glass in New York at the Cedar Arts Centre and continues on for the Glass Art Society conference in June until the 22nd of the month. There may well be further venues after that . . . will keep this page updated!

2015

Decorex 2015

Once again, Vessel Gallery included my work in their fabulous stand at Decorex International 2015.
This year a collection of nine orchids and three of the new Lepidoptera collection.

Art in Action 2015

Had a wonderful time at Art in Action 2015. What a fabulous event! One of the poppies I donated to the RBL
was raffled and made £906 for the poppy appeal, so that was marvelous. My new poppies on stems went down a storm…and I shall be making more!

‘Lepidoptera’ Exhibition at Vessel Gallery May 2015

The first five in my butterfly collection are beautifully exhibited at Vessel Gallery this month. Four pictured here in the window in their spectacular
‘museum’ cases; the fifth inside the gallery. These have been very much a labour of love and I’ve learned a few new skills in the process – silversmithing for one!

British Craft Trade Fair 2015

First time at the BCTF. Had a great show, met some lovely people and received some very positive interest from new galleries keen to exhibit
the flower and Picasso collections. Looking forward to next year. Pictured with me, Colin from the amazing Karen Fawcett Studios stand opposite – never a dull moment!

Ripples – Glass inspired nature Pyramid Gallery, York 14th March – 5th May 2015

Three of my flowers are at the fabulous Pyramid Gallery in York; selected for the prestigious Contemporary Glass Society’s ‘Ripples’ – glass inspired by nature exhibition.
14th March – 5th May 2015

Sculpt Gallery – Patterns & Patinas 6th Dec 2014 – 31st Jan 2015

From 6th December 2014 to the 31st of Jan 2015, some of the ‘Picasso’ collection will go on exhibit and sale
at Colchester’s Sculpt Gallery. A lovely gallery space set in the heart of rural Essex.

2014

Decorex 2014

Vessel Gallery exhibit ‘Floralia’ on their stand – B21 – at Decorex 2014 , 21st – 24th September. The display received a stupendous response
from visitors to the show; couldn’t be better pleased. The exhibit is now on display at Vessel Gallery.

‘Floralia’ – Vessel Gallery London

For the month of May 2014 Vessel Gallery created this spectacular window display of my flower collections to coincide with Collect week and the Chelsea
Flower Show. Absolutely stunning!

Financial Times Weekend Magazine – Superior Interiors (April 12th 2014)

Was very honoured to have one of my Picasso collection – the original ‘Picasso’ Bowl (Origami) featured in the Financial Times ‘How to spend it’ magazine. Such was the fabulous response to the article, Origami sold out and I’ve been making like a mad thing ever since! Wish I had press like this every week…

2013

International Design Awards Ceremony Dorchester Hotel 29th November 2013

In association with the SBID International Design Awards 2013, Vessel Gallery commissioned Laura to create a unique Pansy Orchid Sculpture to grace one of the tables at the SBID awards ceremony and celebration held at the Dorchester Hotel in November 2013.

Orchid Mirror ‘Fuschia Appaloosa’

Commissioned by Vessel Gallery for their stand at Decorex International 2013. Measuring 1200mm in diameter with three ‘Fuschia Appaloosa’ phalaenopsis orchid mounted stems. Subtle backlighting creates a warm glow through the orchids, bringing their finely detailed petals to life in vibrant colour. The stems can be electroplated as desired; nickel/chrome, bronze, copper or brass. By special commission, every mirror will be unique and created according to the collector’s choice of orchid design and variety.

Solo Exhibition at Vessel Gallery, London

From the 7th of March to the 6th of April 2013, the full collections of Phalaenopsis, Vanda, Lilies and Poppies will be on exhibition at London’s fabulous Vessel Gallery in Notting Hill.

Antiques Trade Gazette September 2013

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