Fused glass & precious metals
Embracing the inherent transformative qualities of glass, Michelle Keeling combines precious metals and oxides with glass to create rich textures, movement and chromatic layers.
Inspired by the Earth’s fragile frozen environments, Keeling crafts irregular fragments and fuses them into timeless and unified landscapes. The artist’s firing process in the kiln uses heat to unlock the fluidity held in glass, a process that draws symbolic parallels with the environmental context of her subject’s changing climate.
Example works & projects
About the Artist
Michelle Keeling is a British artist working from her art studio in Manchester, UK. She was awarded a Bachelor of Decorative Arts from Nottingham Trent University in 2001, and trained for two years at the preeminent International Glass Centre.
An expert in the field of glass, Keeling has curated several important exhibitions including the British Glass Biennale. Recognised by discerning art collectors in the Middle East & GCC (Dubai & Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) and internationally, selected collections include: Graphite Capital (Mayfair, London, UK); Beachcroft (London, UK); 5* hotel art projects in the Middle East (Dubai, UAE) ; and luxury yacht art projects in Europe; and private art collections in Europe, North America and the Middle East (UAE, Dohar, Oman).