Fractaala ®

FiveTwo Designs at The Bishop’s Palace : Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PD, UK : 9th – 29th March 2021

I am really excited to be involved with Andrew Illingworth’s first foray in to the world of Sculpture Trails !

Fractaala ® ‘Luna’ (below left – 20cm diameter, first outing), Fractaala ® ‘Ihuru’ (below centre – 30.5cm, first outing) and Fractaala ® ‘Okinawa’ (below right – 28cm, first outing) will be in exhibition.

 

Surrey Sculpture Society at Ramster Gardens : Petworth Rd, Chiddingfold, Godalming GU8 4SN, UK : 23rd April – 20th May 2021

Fractaala ® ‘Ambrym’ (left) 20cm (first outing), Fractaala ® ‘Vega’ (middle) 30.5cm diameter and Fractaala ® ‘Mackinac (right) 28 cm diameter will be in exhibition.

appART 2020 : Prior’s Field, Priorsfield School, Priorsfield Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2RH : NOW 10th July to 25th July 2021 !! (from 2nd – 18th April 2021)

Hopefully first outings for Fractaala ® ‘Andros’ (left) 30.5cm diameter and Fractaala ® ‘Okinawa (right) 28 cm diameter. THIS EVENT IS NOW POSTPONED UNTIL JULY but Fractaala ® ‘Andros’ is available via the AppArt shop


Exhibitions 2020

Surrey Sculpture Society at  The Savill Garden :  Englefield Green, Egham TW20 0UU : 23rd September – 3rd November 2020

Delighted to have been invited back to exhibit in this prestigious garden – with Fractaala ® ‘Luzon’ this year (now sold).

Fractaala-Luzon-May-2018-closeup

High Clandon Estate Vineyard: Art & Sculptures in the Vineyard, High Clandon, Off Blakes Lane, East Clandon, Surrey GU4 7RP – 19th July – 2nd August 2020 11am – 4pm. More information here.

This will be my first year at High Clandon and I am very excited. Fractaala ® ‘Vega’ (left, below) and Fractaala ® ‘Mackinac’ (right, below) will be getting their first outings !

   

appART 2019 : Prior’s Field, Priorsfield School, Priorsfield Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2RH : 6th – 21st April 2019

I am delighted to be invited to participate at this lovely exhibition/sculpture trail again this year. Sadly the event was cancelled due to you-know-what.


Exhibitions 2019

Surrey Sculpture Society at The Savill Garden :  Englefield Green, Egham TW20 0UU : 25th September – 24th November 2019

I am truly delighted to have been invited to exhibit in this prestigious garden – with Fractaala® ‘Baffin’ (now sold).

Fractaala Baffin 17-09-2019

Surrey Sculpture Society at RHS Garden, Wisley : RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley Lane, Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB : 17th August – 22nd September 2019

Another thrilling moment being invited to exhibit here with Fractaala® ‘Anvers’ (now sold) – hugely honoured.

Surrey Sculpture Society at Surrey Hills Sculpture Garden & Arts Festival 2019 : Birtley Estate, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 0LB : 4th May – 2nd June 2019

I am very excited to be exhibiting in this wonderful event this year with Fractaala® ‘Anvers’ (now sold), ‘Luzon’ (now sold) and ‘Violet’ (now sold).

appART 2019 : Prior’s Field, Priorsfield School, Priorsfield Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2RH : 6th – 21st April 2019

I am delighted to be invited to participate at this lovely exhibition/sculpture trail this year with Fractaala® ‘Anvers’ (now sold) and ‘Les Gilis’ (below right – now sold).

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Exhibitions 2018

Surrey Sculpture Society at Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington : Friday 22nd November – Sunday 25th November 2018

I am really thrilled to have been selected to join this SSS exhibition with my Fractaala ® series

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Fractaalas are glass plaques designed to decorate a garden/landscape setting as a focal point or light catcher.

They are made from murrini (also known as millefiori) which are pieces of chopped cane which I pull myself from my vitrigraph kiln. A wide variety of colours is possible.

Each Fractaala® is named after an island around the world (something within the piece will resonate with its island name) and is completely unique. Each is engraved accordingly on the reverse side.

Many murrini must be made before they are then placed together and fused (twice).

They have individually designed iron stands made by a local blacksmith. They can withstand all weathers although it may be an idea to remove the plaque from the stand if a gale is forecast.

The word Fractaala® is a blended word.

The word Fractaala® and the logo as above, are registered trademarks.

The font was created by Henry Segerman (henry@segerman.org) who kindly gave me permission to use it.

These photos show Fractaala® “Mauritius” which is privately owned.

Fractaala® are featured on my Surrey Sculpture Society page

Aside from contacting me directly, you can buy Fractaala® via Andrew Illingworth at FiveTwo, who has kindly sold ‘Austral’ and ‘Les Gilis’ for me …..