Artist

Cara Wassenberg

Cara Wassenberg is a British sculptor working with copper, forged steel and cast glass creating work in response to the natural world. Cara’s influences are rooted in the language of the countryside, organic forms, tools and the processes of craft and agricultural practice. Her Cowshed studio sits snugly at the foot of the Southdown’s Hills .....

Cara Wassenberg is a British sculptor working with copper, forged steel and cast glass creating work in response to the natural world. Cara’s influences are rooted in the language of the countryside, organic forms, tools and the processes of craft and agricultural practice. Her Cowshed studio sits snugly at the foot of the Southdown’s Hills in the Hampshire countryside. Here she works the hot forged steel and glass together using the mould making and lost wax casting process.

Cara studied Fine Art after leaving school and more recently graduated in 2017 with a Masters (Distinction) in metalwork and glass from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, U.K.

In the spring of 2020 she will be working with the British Glass Artist Colin Reid on a residency awarded to her by the Contemporary Glass Society.

Archipelago series was inspired by the wild, barren string of islands north of Gothenberg where she sailed in the summer of 2019. The rugged, multi layered, metamorphic rocks of the island and their clear surrounding waters have a purity that feels both timeless and vulnerable.

Cara’s particular working methods for the Archipelago series are unique in that she uses both her training as a metal smith and her more newly acquired glass casting and mould making skills. The rich textures and patterns that are created during the forging process are inherent to the properties of steel and these textures are  transferred into waxes through the use of a flexible mould .Both wax and steel elements are then worked together to create the  form of the sculpture prior to casting in glass. During the final casting stage copper and steel is added to the glass within the mould, resulting in an organic alchemy that is fascinating and unpredictable.

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Habatat Glass invites you to celebrate the
48th year of our International Glass Exhibition.

We are extremely proud to have founded the oldest and largest annual glass exhibition in the world.
Grand Opening: May 8th | Exhibition continues to July 3rd of 2020