Stratified Jewels Collection by George Papadopoulos

22nd July 2014

 Yorgos Papadopoulos initially studied as an interior designer at Middlesex University then taking a Ceramics Diploma at the City Lit in London. Whilst studying for his MA in ceramics at the RCA, Papadopoulos became drawn to the glass studios and after an incident where a sheet of industrial glass was broken, he became seduced by the material’s contradictory qualities. Excited by what is normally viewed as a bad outcome in the glass community he spent the rest of his MA experimenting with and breaking glass.

Unlike most artists working with glass, Papadopoulos 
treats this supposedly fragile medium with a healthy disrespect. Using the various techniques he developed at the Royal College of Art,
 Papadopoulos purposely breaks and shatters sheets of industrial glass
 which he then re-laminates to create striking and vivid artworks. By introducing colour and precious metals, further layers are created resulting in highly ethereal and abstract imagery.

Papadopoulos’ work is represented in private collections globally and public collections including Eskishihir Glass Museum, Eskishihir ,Turkey, Derix Glass Studio Taunusstein Germany and British Airways Art Collection – Heathrow T4. He is is author of the A&C Black book Glass Lamination.

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