'Winds of Fortune'

The materials I have
used are glass powders,
sheet glass, fine metal
wires and parts,  which
I somehow fused
together in the kiln.
The work came to life through
numerous small decisions I made
on the way, never knowing
ahead which would be
the concluding step.

Fused, slumped, coldworked

H 8cm, W  8cm, D 6 cm

Erna Piechna-Sowersby


My work has been influenced
by samples of needlework
undertaken when at school
using coloured twine and
linen. Fabrics (textiles) inspire me
through their ubiquitiousness, their multiple meanings, functions
and symbolisms. Their
relationship to time and
aging process inform me
about civilization and
specifically womanhood.


     'Winds of Fortune' by Erna Piechna-Sowersby   Photo: Lucy Hunt

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