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Peter Furlonger

Peter Furlonger’s work is concerned with the integration of calligraphic text, literature and glass form. His artistry involves engraving textured lettering from poetry and prose onto three-dimensional glass using a sand-blasting technique; transforming calligraphy into a dynamic abstract form.

Peter works in collaboration with virtuoso glassmakers to produce exquisite individual pieces including cylinders, bowls and roundels. A glassblower, such as the Isle of Wight’s Carl Nordbruch, creates a piece to Peter’s specifications and it is onto this ‘canvas’ which calligraphy is engraved.

Based in Northumberland, Peter’s meditative style, employing a mixture of techniques, has developed since he began working with glass in 1990. Calligraphic glass pieces by Peter are held in the Victoria & Albert Museum, the National Museum of Scotland and by the British Glass Foundation.

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PERFECTION IS THE CHILD OF TIME

H3 x D26 cm

Studio glass dish. Cased grey transparent, gilded and painted. Engraved calligraphic text from 'Works' by Bishop Joseph Hall. Maker unknown

REF: PF001
PRICE: €750

THE STILL SAD MUSIC OF HUMANITY

H17 x D26 cm

Studio glass footed bowl. Clear glass crystal. Text is from 'Ode: Intimations of Immortality' by William Wordsworth. Glass designed by the engraver, made by Potter Morgan Glass.

REF: PF002
PRICE: €975

THE STILL POINT OF THE TURNING WORLD

H5 x D32 cm

Studio glass Dish. Overlay blue-green, cased amethyst. Engraved calligraphic text from 'Burnt Norton', The Four Quartets, by T. S. Eliot. Glass designed by the engraver, made by Carl Nordbrook.

REF: PF003
PRICE: €975

PERFECTION IS THE CHILD OF TIME

H3 x D26 cm 

Studio glass dish. Cased grey transparent, gilded and painted. Engraved calligraphic text from ‘Works’ by Bishop Joseph Hall. Maker unknown.

REF: PF001
PRICE: €750

NOTE: if this piece is marked as sold it is possible that another similar work could be commissioned

THE STILL SAD MUSIC OF HUMANITY

H17 x D26 cm

Studio glass footed bowl. Clear glass crystal. Text is from ‘Ode: Intimations of Immortality’ by William Wordsworth. Glass designed by the engraver, made by Potter Morgan Glass.

REF: PF002
PRICE: €975

NOTE: if this piece is marked as sold it is possible that another similar work could be commissioned

THE STILL POINT OF THE TURNING WORLD

H5 x D32 cm

Studio glass Dish. Overlay blue-green, cased amethyst. Engraved calligraphic text from ‘Burnt Norton’, The Four Quartets, by T. S. Eliot. Glass designed by the engraver, made by Carl Nordbrook.

REF: PF003
PRICE: €975

NOTE: if this piece is marked as sold it is possible that another similar work could be commissioned