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 letter form. By working on 3D surfaces I have been able to realise the intrinsic beauty of abstract 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 include:
Victoria & Albert Museum; National Museum of Scotland; [Dan Klein & Alan J.Poole Collection]; Broadfield House Collection; Stourbridge The National Glass Centre; Sunderland Shipley Art Gallery; Tyne & Wear Museums
Roundel: ‘The Golden Tree of Actual Life Springs Evergreen’ - Black & Gold Variant (Goethe)screenprint, edition 5 of 6 - unframedH:57.7cm W:55cm£300
Roundel: ‘The Golden Tree of Actual Life Springs Evergreen’ - Green & Gold (Goethe)screenprint, edition 5 of 20 - unframedH:57.7cm W:55cm£500
Roundel: ‘The Golden Tree of Actual Life Springs Evergreen’ - Red Foliation Variant (Goethe)screenprint - edition 3 of 20 - unframedH:57.7cm W:55cm£300
Better to Light One Candle (anon)screenprint, edition 4 of 20 - unframedH:19.2cm W:52.7cm£100
Omnia Vincit Amor (Virgil)screenprint - gold on black, edition 3 of 50 - unframedH:24.7cm W:52.7cm£100