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Beacons of Light
5th June - 29th June.


In this exhibition I have tried to combine my love of walking in the very special landscape of the Welsh hills, and in particular the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, with my love of glass.

What really excites me about working with glass is the way in which it can be used to create illusions of depth. The images contained within the glass move as light shines on and passes through them. It brings the images to life.

In recent years I have been experimenting and developing a technique in open kiln-formed casting which allows me to represent the colours and forms of the Welsh landscape I love. The images I create are interpretations of views on particular walks or viewpoints in Wales.

Here I have focused on famous walks within the National Park and especially the Horseshoe walk of Pen y Fan and the 4 Falls walk. More recently I have been developing a new range of works “Books of Welsh Walks” inspired by the great Wainwright’s illustrated guides of the Lake District and I have included one of them in this show.

KATE PASVOL is a glass artist working in North London with family roots in Wales.
Originally an Architect and a Teacher she now works on her glass sculptures in her studio in North London and in the University of Hertfordshire.
Her work involves a range of glass techniques including fusing and casting, with particular reference to landscapes.

“The way that glass can be used to capture and manipulate light is a property that really interests me and I try to use this to create three dimensional effects in my work”

Kate’s most recent work has been selected for the prestigious BRITISH GLASS BIENNALE 2019 having previously been selected for The BRITISH GLASS BIENNALE 2017.
Her work is on show at The London Glassblowing Gallery and she exhibits widely in Wales and England in solo and group shows

She is a member of Contemporary Glass Society.

Photography by Mike Coles.


Views from Cribyn, Book
Fused glass slate base
32 x 30 x 13 cm

Small Cribyn and Pen y Fan
Fused glass
17 x 16 x 4 cm

Approaching Pen y Fan
Fused glass
12 x 18 x 4 cm

Large Pen y Fan
Fused glass slate base
16 x 28 x 8 cm

Blaen y Glyn Falls 4, Falls Walk
Fused glass
12 x 19 x 4 cm

Black Mountains
Fused glass slate base
13 x 28 x 8 cm

The Black Mountains, Book
Fused glass glass base
25 x 20 x 10 cm

Diving board, Fan y Big
Fused glass slate base
15 x 24 x10 cm

Small Pen y Fan I
Fused glass
14 x 13 x 4 cm

Large Cribyn and Pen y Fan
Fused glass slate base
15 x 24 x 4 cm

Sgwd y Pannur 4, Falls Walk
Fused glass slate base
18 x 24 x 8 cm

Afon Mellte 4, Falls walk
Fused glass
12 x 17 x 4 cm

Small Pen y Fan II
Fused glass
14 x 13 x 4 cm

Ascending Penyfan from Corn Du
Fused glass slate base
38 x 30 x 10 cm


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