9 - 21 November | 2018

Tim joined London Glassblowing as a new graduate from the glass department at Bucks University in 2011 and quickly showed his talent through his development of forms which exploited colour and light. His highly acclaimed Echoes of Light series has been extremely successful.

Echoes of Light series, Tim RawlinsonTesseract, Tim RawlinsonDispersion, Tim RawlinsonEssence, Tim RawlinsonCaph, Tim Rawlinson


Tim visited Japan in 2014, and again in 2017, when he walked the Kumano Kodo, an ancient sacred pilgrimage route. This was a inspirational experience for him, and drawing on the Japanese belief that rocks have spirits within them, Tim has created a body of cast and blown work with a spiritual resonance. This new body of work is based on a new hybrid technique combining blown elements within cast glass sculptural forms.




For this exhibition, Tim has released a new series, Essence, inspired by the rocks he encountered on the Kumano Kodo route. Stones on the pilgrimage trail have interesting textures and formations often caused by the natural process of shaping by river rapids. It is believed that these rocks carry spirits within them and Tim’s series attempts to convey a sense of the intriguing colours, shapes, and spiritual essence of the stones.


Below are some images of the moss-covered rocks, manmade and natural landscapes, as well as the Kumano Kodo, meaning ancient road, that were the inspiration behind Tim’s exhibition.