Alex R: Designer-maker in glass
Alex R is a London glass artist who undertakes commissions in architectural glass, creating work that is opulent and seductive for a growing client base. From interior objects like sumptuous glass vessels and wall-hung lightboxes, right up to architectural panels or large installations of glittering glass, intricate surfaces are the signature style of her work. Her production range is stocked in independent galleries and shops around the UK and she has created bespoke glass pieces for the National Gallery, the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and the National Trust.
An alumna of Central Saint Martins’ highly-respected Postgraduate course, Alex won the Stevens Competition for Architectural Glass Design (2005) and was subsequently invited to create a glass installation for University College Hospital. This coincided with Alex establishing her studio and she has gone from strength to strength since setting up, working on glass projects for both public and private clients and winning further accolades and prizes for her work. In March 2010, Alex hosted her debut solo exhibition ‘Work and Love’ at the Menier Gallery in London Bridge. At the start of this year Alex was awarded the Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass which is occasionally gifted to a young artist who has made a successful career in glass.