We are delighted to present The Fabulous Beasts Club - our first solo exhibition from glass artist Nancy Sutcliffe. Nancy's individual and contemporary approach to glass has established her as one of the most exciting glass artists working in the UK. 

"I became a glass engraver after a career as a scientific and medical illustrator. I find I have come full circle, and my subject matter today is informed by that training in precision and attention to naturalistic detail. I use a hand held drill in much the same way as I used to use a pencil, though now using diamonds and stones I am able to carve deeply into the crystal bringing the illusion of 3D. The addition of gilding has become characteristic of my current work. The Fabulous Beasts Club is a body of work which draws together several of my obsessions. Inspired by the minute detail of the natural world, but not necessarily found in nature, these creatures are gilded with precious metal leaf in rich patterns inspired by my time living in the middle east." 

  • Crabtastic (detail)
    Nancy Sutcliffe

    Crabtastic (detail)

    2017
    optical crystal with 22ct moon gold leaf
    H:21cm W:17cm D:7cm
    £1,800
    Photograph: Jay Watson Photography
  • Crabtastic
    Nancy Sutcliffe

    Crabtastic

    2017
    optical crystal block, hand engraving, 22ct moon gold leaf
    H:21cm W:17cm D:7cm
    £1,800
    Photograph: Jay Watson Photography
  • Fabulobster
    Nancy Sutcliffe

    Fabulobster

    2017
    optical crystal block, hand engraving, pink silver leaf
    H:21cm W:17cm D:7cm
    £1,800
    Photograph: Jay Watson Photography
  • Stag Do
    Nancy Sutcliffe

    Stag Do

    2017
    optical crystal block, hand engraving, 22ct moon gold leaf
    H:21cm W:17cm D:7cm
    £1,800
    Photograph: Jay Watson Photography
  • Fabulous Beasts I
    Nancy Sutcliffe

    Fabulous Beasts I

    2017
    hand blown lead crystal glassblowing by Loco Glass hand engraving, pink silver leaf, 22ct moon gold leaf, palladium leaf
    H:38cm W:28cm D:18cm
    £2,250
    Photograph: Jay Watson Photography
  • Fabulous Beasts I (detail)
    Nancy Sutcliffe

    Fabulous Beasts I (detail)

    2017
    hand blown lead crystal glassblowing by Loco Glass hand engraving, pink silver leaf, 22ct moon gold leaf, palladium leaf
    £2,250
    Photograph: Jay Watson Photography
  • Fabulous Beasts II
    Nancy Sutcliffe

    Fabulous Beasts II

    2017
    optical crystal block, hand engraving, pink silver leaf, 22ct moon gold leaf, palladium leaf
    H:21cm W:17cm D:7cm
    £2,000
    Photograph: Jay Watson Photography
  • Beastie Boys
    Nancy Sutcliffe

    Beastie Boys

    2017
    optical crystal cube, hand engraving, palladium leaf
    H:12cm W:12cm D:12cm
    £1,500
    Photograph: Jay Watson Photography
  • Hive
    Nancy Sutcliffe

    Hive

    2017
    optical crystal cube, hand engraving, 22ct moon gold leaf
    H:12cm W:12cm D:12cm
    £1,500
    Photograph: Jay Watson Photography
  • Bee Bop
    Nancy Sutcliffe

    Bee Bop

    2017
    optical crystal block, hand engraving, 22ct moon gold leaf
    H:21cm W:17cm D:7cm
    £2,000
    Photograph: Jay Watson Photography
  • Bee Bop (detail)
    Nancy Sutcliffe

    Bee Bop (detail)

    2017
    optical crystal block, hand engraving, 22ct moon gold leaf
    H:21cm W:17cm D:7cm
    £2,000
    Photograph: Jay Watson Photography
  • Queen Bee
    Nancy Sutcliffe

    Queen Bee

    2017
    optical crystal block, hand engraving, 24ct gold leaf, blue silver leaf
    H:21cm W:17cm D:7cm
    £1,800
    Photograph: Jay Watson Photography
  • Gathering I
    Nancy Sutcliffe

    Gathering I

    2017
    hand blown lead crystal glassblowing by Loco Glass hand engraving, pink silver leaf, 22ct moon gold leaf
    H:38cm W:28cm D:18cm
    £2,250
    Photograph: Jay Watson Photography
  • Gathering I (detail)
    Nancy Sutcliffe

    Gathering I (detail)

    2017
    hand blown lead crystal glassblowing by Loco Glass, hand engraving, pink silver leaf, 22ct moon gold leaf
    £2,250
    Photograph: Jay Watson Photography
  • Gathering II
    Nancy Sutcliffe

    Gathering II

    2017
    optical crystal block, hand engraving, 22ct moon gold leaf
    H:21cm W:17cm D:7cm
    £2,000
    Photograph: Jay Watson Photography
  • Nancy Sutcliffe in her Herefordshire studio
    Nancy Sutcliffe

    Nancy Sutcliffe in her Herefordshire studio

    2017
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