Catherine Carr does something really cool and unique and rare: she crochets with glass. I’m not sure how this works but I’m loving her products and hoping to learn more!
More About Crochet Artist Catherine Carr
Catherine Carr (@CatCarrGlass) is a glass artist who lives and works in an English market town called Glossop. I’d never heard of this place before but it sounds lovely. The town has a history of manufacture and textile production that thrives today in the form of a great arts and crafts community. Carr hasn’t always done glasswork, although she always wanted to. She held a career in nursing for a long time but they she went to school to study art. She got a degree in three dimensional design in 2010. She then founded Glossop Moot, a textile art based artists co-op. It is her intention to honor and celebrate the history of women’s textile creation in northern England, a history which includes the work that her grandmother did. (À propos, grandma was the one that taught her how to knit and crochet). Carr’s work is on display right now in galleries in Nottingham and Paris and will be part of a touring show called Highlight ‘Progressive Craft” that starts next month. She is also a glassworks teacher with workshops in fusing glass and stained glass.
How Do You Crochet With Glass?!
I am simply amazed by the fact that Carr crochets (and also knits) with glass. It’s stunning to me. Her website explains that she crochets the glass until the piece is the way that she wants it then the item goes through a process of heating and firing that can take several attempts to get a finished glass vessel. I don’t know any more yet about how the actual crochet process works (which I’m dying to find out about!) but I’ve emailed Catherine and am hoping to find out more. Of course I’ll update you if I do!
I love the description of Carr’s work on her website where it says:
“she produces beautiful and delicate lace structures in which each individual stitch can be seen and where the openwork design casts striking dappled shadows.”
Examples of Carr’s Amazing Work
Carr is a Green Artist
Je pense qu'il est intéressant de noter que Catherine Carr n'est pas seulement un artiste cool, mais elle est seulement un éco-amical. Elle utilise du verre recyclé pour fabriquer ces superbes œuvres d'art.
Autres crochet Artistes similaires
J'ai fait quelques recherches en ligne et je ne peux pas trouver quelqu'un qui utilise un rien de technique comme ça. Quelque chose qui est un peu similaire en termes d'apparence est l'utilisation de napperons et autres crochet de pièces de céramique de texture. Certains artistes qui font cela sont:
Je dois finir ce post avec un formidable grâce à Beauté inutile Qui a écrit sur cet artiste semaine dernière, qui est de savoir comment je suis tombé sur lui en premier lieu. Si impressionnant!
Et je serais ravi d'entendre vos pensées sur cette artiste de crochet!