reticella neck lace 1
hand drawn glass jewellery
drawing onto waterjet cut glass
reticella neck lace 1 is one of in series of glass jewellery pieces from researching historical lace and glass. Paddy Killer received an Arts Council England grant. This was for an exhibition, and to work with the University of Sunderland Glass & Ceramics department at the National Glass Centre. The University waterjet-cutter cuts the glass. Paddy draws the individual pieces, and fires them at the university.
Paddy Killer began researching into glass and lace 20 years ago. She had to abandon it for work commitments. Ten years ago it began again with advice and help from her friend and fellow artist Paul Scott. Two years ago she had a solo exhibition, Drawn Thread Work, at Customs House Gallery in South Shields. It was part of the DRAWING project, led by gallery curator Esen Kaya. Paddy applied for the ACE grant for the exhibition, and research into lace, and glass materials and techniques began again.