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.