Peter Furlonger

Peter Furlonger is a glass engraver, calligrapher and stone carver.

“While working in various media- glass, stone, paper et al., – I have focused mainly on glass as a medium for the expression of my interest in letterform. By working on 3D surfaces I have been able to realise the intrinsic beauty of abstact calligraphy; by working on transparent surfaces I have discovered the excitement of overlay patterns,fragmenting as they  interact in space, through the dynamic of 3D form. In using opaque overlay glass a more colouristic and tactile medium has evolved, making possible the use of solid structures of multiple overlaid letter-surfaces, differentiated by colour contrast,resulting in designs of a more intricate complexity, and greater sculptural presence.

I design the glass from its inception through to completion, which involves a process of making [hot and cold process], and a process of engraving [mask- cutting and sandblasting]. There is a great deal of control and planning involved and I am able to specify every detail;- and then the glass takes over!  The end result is therefore very much  a collaboration between  glass-maker,  myself and the glass. In the end the glass has the last ‘say’-that is the magic of glass!”  Peter Furlonger

Public Collections:

Victoria & Albert,Museum

National Museum of Scotland; [Dan Klein & Alan J.Poole Collection]

Broadfield House Collection

StourbridgeThe National Glass Centre

SunderlandShipley Art Gallery

Tyne & Wear Museums

 

  • Peter Furlonger

    Roundel: ‘The Golden Tree of Actual Life Springs Evergreen’ - Black & Gold Variant (Goethe)

    screenprint, edition 5 of 6 - unframed
    H:57.7cm W:55cm
    £300
  • Peter Furlonger

    Roundel: ‘The Golden Tree of Actual Life Springs Evergreen’ - Green & Gold (Goethe)

    screenprint, edition 5 of 20 - unframed
    H:57.7cm W:55cm
    £500
  • Peter Furlonger

    Roundel: ‘The Golden Tree of Actual Life Springs Evergreen’ - Red Foliation Variant (Goethe)

    screenprint - edition 3 of 20 - unframed
    H:57.7cm W:55cm
    £300
  • Peter Furlonger

    Better to Light One Candle (anon)

    screenprint, edition 4 of 20 - unframed
    H:19.2cm W:52.7cm
    £100
  • Peter Furlonger

    Omnia Vincit Amor (Virgil)

    screenprint - gold on black, edition 3 of 50 - unframed
    H:24.7cm W:52.7cm
    £100
  • Peter Furlonger

    Thy True Heritage (Ezra Pound) (gold)

    screenprint, edition 17 of 17 - unframed
    H:31cm W:52.7cm
    £150
  • Peter Furlonger

    Thy True Heritage (Ezra Pound)

    screenprint, edition 4 of 17 - unframed
    H:31cm W:52.7cm
    £150