Two of the South’s leading creatives, glassmaker Sue Tinkler and photographer Paul Sansome, have joined together to present a visually stunning exhibition of photography and kiln-formed glass.
Inspired by mutual themes and locations, PhotoFusion features Hampshire’s chalk streams, local woodlands, the coast and shoreline, as well as wilder landscapes such as Iceland and the Hebrides.
The two art forms, including limited edition long exposure photographs and kiln-formed sculpted and free-standing art glass, harmonise to create an exhibition rich in texture and colour.
This collaborative approach began when the two artists discovered a number of coincidences in their individual artistic journeys, and a shared appreciation of place, landscape and detail. Their unique exhibition presents a complementary body of work that combines textural, shaped glass and atmospheric semi-abstract photography, to striking effect.
Sue Tinkler is a nationally-exhibited glass artist. She is a trained graphic designer who has been working with glass for 20 years, using a variety of materials and techniques including sheet, granular and powdered glass, pâte de verre, casting, slumping, silk-screen printing and embossing. She draws inspiration from patterns and textures in the natural world and industry, including the working farm next to her studio. She also works to commission to create splashbacks, glass panels, jewellery and corporate trophies, as well as running fused glass courses for beginners from her studio in Winchester.
Paul Sansome is a fine art and travel photographer creating artistic photography in strictly limited editions. He focuses on portraying emotion, telling a story, and capturing fleeting moments – such as light in the landscape. He has had the rare accolade of being awarded in Landscape Photographer of the Year, Travel Photographer of the Year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year and International Garden Photographer of the Year and his work has featured in publications such as the Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Practical Photography and Outdoor Photography. He is also an experienced tutor, leading photography holidays for over 15 years.