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BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design

Alex Blakey

I like to bring a sense of history or narrative back to the items I produce, so that they form a human connection with the people associated with them. I use glass to create ghosts of objects and places and memories. 

My work varies in scale from one off site-specific installations to home-ware.

Working alongside The Corn Exchange in Manchester I have explored the history of the building through glass. ‘A glance through time’, is due to be exhibited at the Corn Exchange mid July and is a combination of glass casts taken from the building’s architectural features, large scale image transfer and sandblasting. 

My other project work is an exploration of the Manchester School of Art. My cast glass pieces explore the building's architectural history. 

Alex Blakey - Manchester school of art preview piece for 'A glance through time'

Manchester school of art preview piece for 'A glance through time'

Alex Blakey - cast glass serving board based on the art school.

cast glass serving board based on the art school.

Alex Blakey - cast architecture bowls

cast architecture bowls

Alex Blakey - Manchester school of art preview piece for 'A glance through time'
Alex Blakey - cast glass serving board based on the art school.
Alex Blakey - cast architecture bowls

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