I am a metal and glass designer/maker. My work is instinctive and often my ideas only emerge as I work; experimentation and freedom to explore is key to my practice. Glass has a fluidity which gives me creative freedom, being almost alive; in contrast, metal requires a more formal approach. I love the difference between these materials and the diverse working methods constantly excite and challenge me to produce innovative work. I often combine glass and metal, each being evident in the final piece, otherwise the metal is only present in the impression that it leaves behind.
Angie Packer graduated from De-Montfort University as a mature student in July 2017 followed by 12 months as Artist in Residence. Her ‘Fluidity’ series was originally inspired by the shapes of Venice but gradually took on a life of its own. It has a simplicity in both form and colour, the soft curves of the glass contrasting beautifully with the hard, cold-worked rims which refract the colours from the base.