Isla Osborne

I make contemporary glass jewellery and artworks from my Grey Lynn studio under the brand Wearing Glass.

Glass is both subject and object in my work, and its chemical and physical properties fascinate me. It is fluid whilst unyielding, delicate whilst impenetrable; glass can transform from liquid to solid in an instant and still retain the illusion of movement.

My process consists of making finely crafted glass beads melted with a blowtorch according to traditional Italian methods. Although the techniques I use are ancient, their application is contemporary, and I am constantly experimenting with the nature and chemistry of glass.

"Lampworking is an ancient and magical process, with a chemistry that borders on alchemy, and as an artist, I find its lure irresistible."

Feather Earrings
Feather Pendant
Knot Necklace
Organic Collection
Sample Earrings
Tube Collection
Tube Earrings