James Maskrey is one of Britain’s leading artists working in hot glass.
He exhibits and delivers master classes nationally and internationally and his work is represented in prestigious public and private collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Crafts Council and the National Glass Centre’s own collections.
James regularly collaborates with artists wishing to explore the potential of glass within their practice. In recent years these artists have included Richard Slee, Bruce McLean, Magdalene Odundo, William Tillyer and Nicholas Pope.
‘I use predominantly hot glass to create factual and imagined objects that often take the form of individual pieces or collections of curiosities. Inspiration comes from many sources. Personal experiences, peculiar facts, elaborate hoaxes and voyages of discovery, all help to inform whilst a passion for both traditional craft skills and innovative new technologies play an important part in the execution of the work. ‘