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ARCHITECTURAL ART
Since the mid-90s Mel Howse's contemporary art installations have become a transformative and visually interactive part of many architectural spaces. The works are individual and forward-thinking, they integrate contemporary design with new-build and ancient architectures and necessarily cross the boundaries of artistic opportunity.

Working productively in a project team, liaising closely with client, architect and contractors to integrate the art fully with the fabric, and a continued exploration of industrial processes, resilience and performance has made her work progressive, highly creative and desirable, and eminently deliverable.

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If Turner had had a spraygun – he would have used it!

22 November 2015

A surge in the use of the word ‘craft’ has caused creatives to look hard at the core ‘hands-on’ aspects of their trades.   The term has overtones of looking backwards, espousing heritage techniques as hallowed foundations to our craft.  But not necessarily! Crossing technical boundaries has long been important to me because the locations of […]

In the Thick of It

My work throughout the last decade has centred on scaling-up the art I create in my chosen medium of glass and allied materials.  I have always treasured the benefits of being a designer and maker, and it has been a challenge to remain hands-on when the physical size of commissions increase. Since 2009 I’ve been […]

Monochromatic Melodies

28 January 2016

So often glass art is forming an important link between old and new; modern and ancient architecture, old and new ideas, contemporary and traditional decoration. My latest project is a link between all of these. The suspended artwork for St Michael’s Church, set within the idyllic surrey village of Betchworth, will complete the newly re-ordered […]

“A la recherché de la lumiere du monde: Auf der Suche nach dem Licht der Welt: In Search of the Light of the World”

1 February 2016

The Centre International du Vitrail in Chartres France will open its doors to the ‘International Panorama of Contemporary Glass-Art’ on 23rd April 2016. On show there will be 300 art glass contributions from around the world. The exhibition is in collaboration with Glasmalerei Peters of Paderborn, Germany. I contributed my design to this prestigious collection […]

Recent posts

“A la recherché de la lumiere du monde: Auf der Suche nach dem Licht der Welt: In Search of the Light of the World”
Monochromatic Melodies
If Turner had had a spraygun – he would have used it!