Next Article in Journal
What We Do and What Is Done to Us: Teaching Art as Culture
Next Article in Special Issue
The Mediated Machine: Embracing Digital Technology as a Glass Artist and Student
Previous Article in Journal / Special Issue
Graphic Swim: 2D and 3D Printing in Glass Casting
Article

Imitate: Remediating Glass as an Artistic Medium for Material Imitation

School of Design, Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9DF, UK
Received: 30 November 2018 / Revised: 22 February 2019 / Accepted: 26 February 2019 / Published: 4 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Collection Contemporary Glass Art: Materiality and Digital Technologies)
Glass has a unique ability to imitate other materials; cross-pollinating with other disciplines to refresh and recreate itself. The creative possibilities of creating glass that imitates other materials such as ceramic, paper, metal, wood, stone, plastic and semi-precious stones are vast. The assertion of this paper is that the use of imitation is a necessary and definitive act within creative artistic practice. Following a range of historical examples to set the context for this article, a range of contemporary glass artists that use glass as a medium for imitation will be introduced and documented through a series of artists case studies. Finally, I will present my current practice-based research into glass as a medium for imitation. I will discuss the material testing and research that has been carried out and introduce two new bodies of artworks that I have developed based on the theme of glass as an artistic medium for material imitation. View Full-Text
Keywords: glass; ceramics; milk glass; porcelain glass; imitation; materiality; cross-cultural pollination; remediation glass; ceramics; milk glass; porcelain glass; imitation; materiality; cross-cultural pollination; remediation
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Kelly, J. Imitate: Remediating Glass as an Artistic Medium for Material Imitation. Arts 2019, 8, 30. https://doi.org/10.3390/arts8010030

AMA Style

Kelly J. Imitate: Remediating Glass as an Artistic Medium for Material Imitation. Arts. 2019; 8(1):30. https://doi.org/10.3390/arts8010030

Chicago/Turabian Style

Kelly, Jessamy. 2019. "Imitate: Remediating Glass as an Artistic Medium for Material Imitation" Arts 8, no. 1: 30. https://doi.org/10.3390/arts8010030

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop