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Colin & Lisa Badger are designer-artisans who create fused glass, wrought iron, brass & wood furniture and architectural items to a high standard. Their work has appeared at the Philadelphia Furniture Show as well as others in the US and UK. Pieces are in New York, Ft. Lauderdale, Washington, Melbourne, London, Buenos Aires, Edinburgh and elsewhere. They currently have work showing in Aberfeldy Gallery, Perthshire, Touched by Scotland in Oyne, Sun Gallery in Newburgh, Fife, and the Cat's Moustache in Creetown, Galloway.
Art glass by Lisa Badger at HawkHill's Lunan Church Studio is assembled either with hand made and carved molds, which only last for a few firings, or in one of several layering techniques, using different combinations of powdered, crushed or cut coloured & dichroic glass, with occasional inclusions of different metals. The pieces are then fired in a glass kiln, often more than once. Lisa is a New Jersey native who has lived and created in many cities in the US and Europe. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, School of Visual Arts/NYC, and Edinburgh College of Art and has lectured at Parson's School of Design. She has a 30 year background in illustration, design and applied arts, in recent years focused exclusively on glassworking.
Colin Badger is a native of Somerset, where he has practised fine metalwork for over 20 years. The work is either forged and shaped on an anvil, or welded using a technique to hide the joins, clean but still rustic in appearance. Then the piece is sandblasted, patinated & lacquered, or painted with a hard blacksmith finish. All brass panels are hand machined. Different chemical recipes are used to patina the brass in a painterly way. It is then lacquered with a permanent finish. The wood used is primarily reclaimed Oak and Black Locust from America or Scottish Oak.
The Badgers relocated their studios to the UK after a 4-year stay in the US in Spring 2005, basing themselves in Lunan Bay, near Montrose, Scotland. Lisa’s studio is in Lunan church, an inspiring space retired in 1998 by the Church of Scotland.
Visitors are welcome to visit Lunan Church Studio by appointment.
Colin & Lisa Badger
HawkHill Forge & Art Glass Ltd
Lunan Home Farm
Phone +44 (0)1241 830720 or 07886 464908
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