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JAN LANGDALE

I create hand-painted, multi-layered glass panels. Through my artwork I aim to share a sense of the stillness and peace that is inherent within the simplicity and beauty of nature, captured and reflected within the beauty of glass.

Glass has always held a fascination for me with its reflective and refractive qualities, its fragility and robustness and, the way the colours can change with light from being barely visible to becoming lustrous and iridescent.

Inspirations from my early years were from the colours my dad used as a handloom weaver. I was intrigued by how changing the arrangement of the tones within one colour could make such a difference to the overall feel of the whole.

My collections are oftentimes developed from the same views and, though of the same view each piece is totally unique. By using the subtle hues of a single colour I aim to create a sense of stillness, differing moods and to emphasise the tone and form within my work.

Growing up on the tops and experiencing all kinds of weather has been a big influence, the changing light, stormy weather and beautiful sunsets. I try and capture the essence of a moment in my pieces.

When younger, life challenged me so I would find a safe haven within nature and particularly around trees which, as well as changing with the seasons, seemed almost timeless in their presence. So, within my work I like to capture and share a sense of that peace.

Dimensional glass artwork: I use subtle hues of a single colour and hand-paint 6–12 layers of glass to capture landscapes in a multi-layered, fused-glass three-dimensional art form with an evocative feel.

ARTSMILL STUDIOS
Hebden Bridge
Phone: 07504 693497
Email: jan@janlangdale.com
Website: www.janlangdale.com

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Jan Langdale
I create hand-painted, multi-layered glass panels. Through my artwork I aim to share a sense of the stillness and peace that is inherent within the simplicity and beauty of nature, captured and reflected within the beauty of glass.

Glass has always held a fascination for me with its reflective and refractive qualities, its fragility and robustness and, the way the colours can change with light from being barely visible to becoming lustrous and iridescent.

Inspirations from my early years were from the colours my dad used as a handloom weaver. I was intrigued by how changing the arrangement of the tones within one colour could make such a difference to the overall feel of the whole.

My collections are oftentimes developed from the same views and, though of the same view each piece is totally unique. By using the subtle hues of a single colour I aim to create a sense of stillness, differing moods and to emphasise the tone and form within my work.

Growing up on the tops and experiencing all kinds of weather has been a big influence, the changing light, stormy weather and beautiful sunsets. I try and capture the essence of a moment in my pieces.

When younger, life challenged me so I would find a safe haven within nature and particularly around trees which, as well as changing with the seasons, seemed almost timeless in their presence. So, within my work I like to capture and share a sense of that peace.