About Verity Pulford
I am a Glass Artist living and working in North Wales. I studied Applied Art/Architectural Glass at N.E.W.I in 2006 and gained a 1st Class Hons. Degree. I create wall pieces, vessels, functional ware, jewellery and architectural commissions using fusing, sandblasting and other glass techniques. I sell and exhibit my work in galleries and outlets throughout the U.K. In my current work I am investigating light and layers within nature. My inspiration comes from the beautiful countryside around me in North Wales, the mountains, forests, rivers and meadows. I am influenced by the seasons, using plants which I have collected from my garden and the countryside. In this way my work is constantly evolving- every piece being unique. I fuse glass, coloured frits, enamels and use sandblasting to create layers of pattern and depth, sometimes combining this with handpainted and screenprinted imagery. The pieces are fired several times to create these effects. My installation work has been about communicating memories and emotions. The way in which they are viewed is crucial, the glass has been displayed with under lighting in either small boxes, sets of drawers or tunnels which the viewer has to interact with. I want the viewer to feel they are seeing something private, to feel absorbed within a private memory or moment in time.
Qualifications-PGCE in Applied Art- John Moores University 2008.
1st Class BA Hons Applied Arts- Architectural Glass, North East Wales Institute of Higher Education, 2006
Btec, National Diploma, Art, West Cheshire College, 2003
City & Guilds, Level 2- 3D Studies, Design and Craft, West Cheshire College, 2003
City and Guilds, Level 2- Decorative Stained Glass, West Cheshire College, 2003
British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate, April 2015
Plas Newydd Christmas Fair, Anglesey, Dec 2014
Helfa Gelf , Open Studio Event, Sept 2014
Create at Bodnant with Helfa Gelf , Workshops/Open Studio Event, Sept 2014
Tatton Flower Show Art and Craft Marquee, July 2014
New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, June 2006.
The Mostyn Gallery Shop Llandudno
The Arc Gallery, Chester
Made and Found Collective, Overton
Glazed Art, Trentham Gardens, Stoke on Trent
Paperboat Gallery , Wirral
The Stables Gallery , Heswall
Bodnant Craft Centre, North Wales
Oriel Gallery, Theatre Clwyd- Solo Exhibition Jan 2016
Ruthin Library March 2014
Arteria with Gallery 23 Spring Showcase, 2015
Obsidian Art ‘Introducing’, Jan 2015
Undegun ,Helfa Gelf Artists Exhibition, Wrexham, Sept 2014
Oriel Gallery, Theatre Clwyd, Mold, Aug-Dec2014
The Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Objects of Desire, Nov 2014-Jan2015
Arteria with Gallery 23 Winter show, Oct 2014-Jan2015
Beside the Wave Gallery Falmouth, Feb-Aug 2014
The Blue Earthworm, Bodelwyddan, Dec 2013/Feb2014
Qube Gallery, Shropshire May – July 2013
Oriel Wrexham, Jan – March 2012
Oriel Gallery, Theatre Clwyd, Mold, Feb-May 2012
Bluecoat Display Centre , Wunderkammer Exhibition, , Liverpool, July-Dec 2007.
Oriel Wrecsam, Wrexham Open, Dec 2006
Bluecoat Display Centre Flower Power Exhibition, Liverpool, Aug-Oct 2006.
Collins Gallery ,Scottish Glass Society Exhibition, Glasgow, July-Aug 2006.
The Royal Pavilion ,Before Fame Hits, Llangollen, July 2006.
Oriel Ty Gorsaf, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey, 2006-2007.
Oriel Wrecsam Wrexham Open, Dec 2005
The Royal Pavillion, Llangollen. June 2005
Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass , Stevens Competition, London, May 2005.
World War 1 Memorial for Ellesmere Port, commissioned by The Royal British Legion situated in the gardens of UCEA Academy, Ellesmere Port, Jan 2015.
Windows for refurbished chapel, Private client- Wrexham, 2015
Various personalised glass and porcelain pieces, Dec 2014-ongoing.
Three sets of internal glazed panels, Surestart Nursery, Kirkdale, Liverpool, June 2007.
Set of decorative bowls and coasters to be used as prizes, Royal Liverpool Golf Club, April 2007.
Set of decorative bowls to be presented as awards, Business in the Arts Northwest, March 2007.
Memorial Plaque, Private client-Liverpool, Feb 2007.
Lightbox installation , Private Client-Liverpool, Jan 2007.
Decorative glass window for child’s nursery, Private Client- Warrington, July 2006.
Decorative window and glazed door panels, Private client-Wrexham, 2005.
Glass signs for 100 retail outlets across Europe, West Coast Chopper, Barcelona, 2005