Kim Bramley

Kim Bramley

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Kim Bramley studied Fashion and Textile Design at Saint Martin's School of Art in London graduating in 1992. She set up in business initially working with printed textiles and then handmade paper for a number of years, until she re-trained in techniques for kiln-formed glass.

Kim is a glass designer/maker, making kiln-formed glass pieces of jewellery, tableware, interior design statement pieces for both table or wall, kitchen or bathroom, as well as small architectural commissions. Her work is about a love for making, a passion for materials and a dedication to mastering techniques. Form, Colour and Texture are her alphabet.

In 2015, Kim and her husband moved to live in Morbihan, South Brittany, France. Kim's Atelier is located in their home, a renovated former milking parlour in the heart of a Dairy Farming Community. It is rural, tucked away and peaceful. Surrounded by pastureland filled mostly with cows and tractors, her hours in the atelier are punctuated by daily walks with her dog and little steps to materialise a garden they hope to create around their home.

Kim uses various Kiln-formed Glass Techniques to create her work. Her starting materials are normally coloured sheet glass and glass powders. The sheets are cut up and layered into a composition on the bed of the kiln and the first firing is a fuse firing, in which the pieces melt together and the colours merge, often into an effect not dissimilar to layering watercolours in various brushstrokes to create an image.

Kim uses various ceramic moulds to 'slump' the fused piece into, to create a form. She works with a glass drill, glass saw, polishing and grinding wheels and a diamond wheel engraving lathe.

Kim mostly builds up a piece considering composition, colour, layering and textural effects. Pattern making is a strong element in some of her series of work.

Training & Experience
BA Degree in Fashion & Textile Design, Saint Martin's School of Art, London.

Masterclasses at Northlands Creative Glass School, Lybster, Scotland with Jessica Loughlin in 2003, Warren Langley in 2004, Klaus Moje 2005, Alison Kinnaird in 2006, Emma Woffenden in 2007 and Kaffe Fassett and Steve Klein in 2009.

At the end of 2005, Kim did a residency in Borlange Glas Verkstad, a glass Co-operative studio in Sweden. She was teaching assistant to the Swedish glass Artist, Ingelena Klenell, on the Studio’s January 2006 course in glass fusing techniques.

In April 2006, Kim worked with Sami glass artist, Monica Edmondson in her studio in Lapland.

Kim has exhibited her glass for over 15 years in galleries in England, Scotland, Wales and Germany and has created many pieces for private homes to commission.

Woburn Mosaic Exhibitions

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