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Biography: Heike Brachlow

Heike Brachlow
Heike Brachlow

Heike Brachlow received her BA from the University of Wolverhampton, and her MA and Ph.D from the Royal College of Art in London, studying color, form, and light in solid transparent glass. Her work can be found in the Glasmuseum Hentrich, European Museum for Modern Glass, and the National Museums Scotland, in addition to other collections worldwide. She was a finalist for the International Glass Prize in 2012 and the Coburg Glass Prize 2014.

Brachlow draws her inspiration from her travels, human interaction, architecture, and geometry. Her love of color and frustration with the limited palette available in glass, Brachlow makes her own colored glass. A liking for the unexpected results in sculpture that physically engages the viewer: monumental solid cylinders move effortlessly when touched, delineating time and space. Forms stacked on top of each other might fall at any moment to create chaos, geometric shapes precariously balance on a single point of contact.