Artigiano Glass by Diane Rowlinson, Cark-in-Cartmel, Cumbria
Welcome to Artigiano Glass by Diane Rowlinson
Artigiano = the Italian word for 'craftswoman'.
I am a glassmaker and designer inspired by the mountains, lakes & coastline that surround me in rural Cumbria. Fusing glass is an artistic creation that takes advantage of fluidity of the glass when influenced by heat and gravity. A move to the Lake District and its ever changing light gave me the impetus to start working with the rainbow of colours that can be created when fusing glass. Iridescent glass is a particular favourite of mine. The River range was inspired by walking alongside the River Lune on a sunny day watching the ripples sparkle.
The Michelin Star Old Stamp House in Ambleside commissioned me to make functional platters and decorative pieces for their restaurant. It was both a pleasure and challenge to make for Ryan Blackburn, Chef Patron. He sat next to a piece I made, ”Beneath The Ice” for his television interview.
Also, Ingo Stubner, prestigious architect from Brampton, asked me to design & make a complicated Nebula (from outer space) as a gift for a friend, also an architect, whose current project is the new underground museum at Stonehenge.
I have been fortunate to have been commissioned to make other glassware for the Ballooning Club of Ireland Annual Trophy, a church window for St Charles Borromeo and many personal items.
Exhibitions include Pyramid Gallery, York. Farfield Mill, Sedbergh. Arteria, Lancaster. Accrington Art Gallery alongside the largest Tiffany Glass collection outside America and World of Glass, St Helens amongst others. I am a member of the Contemporary Glass Society and Kendal Green Door Artists