Luxury furniture and homeware specialists Heal’s have recruited Breconian glass blower Kathryn Roberts to design exclusive glassware as part of their 2012 Heal’s Discovers collection.
Born and raised in Cardiff, Kathryn spends her time creating eye-catching designs from her shop, Gate Gallery and Glassworks, in Brecon, Wales. She is just one of eight new up-and-coming furniture and homeware designers showcased as part of this year’s exclusive Heal’s Discovers collection. She explained:
‘Much of my inspiration comes from the material itself,’ she says. ‘Hot glass is so magical and alive. I try to use the natural qualities of glass to produce a subtle symmetry between form and decoration. I apply overlapping layers of colour at different stages of the blowing process to create depth. Each piece is truly unique.’
Kathryn’s striking vases are perfect for injecting vibrant colour in to an interior, and the Elements range will include specially designed vases, paperweights, dishes and bowls. And while you may not be able to pick up exactly the same pieces if you visit her gallery in Brecon, you will be able to see Kathryn in action and discover the processes that go into developing each and every unique creation.