26 October 2014

Isla Osborne, Artist

From her Auckland studio, Isla makes contemporary glass art and jewellery. Isla lived and worked in London for 10 years before returning to New Zealand in 2007. She has exhibited internationally, with shows in both the UK and the USA.
 
Glass is both subject and object in Isla's work and its chemical and physical properties fascinate her. It is fluid whist unyielding, delicate whilst impenetrable. Glass can transform from liquid to solid in an instant and still retain the illusion of movement.
 
She says "Lampworking is an ancient and magical process, with chemical intrigue that borders on alchemy, and as a contemporary jeweller I find its lure irresistible."