In 2019, National Glass Centre celebrated its 21st birthday with an exhibition featuring work by artists who have helped to establish Sunderland as an international centre of excellence in Studio Glass. NGC 21 exhibited examples of work by current and past teaching staff, previous exhibitors and notable graduates. Jade was selected as one of two recent graduates to create new work for the exhibition.

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Motif takes inspiration from Islamic art in which geometric patterns are one of most recognisable visual representations. Like most geometric patterns in Islamic art, Motif is based on the repetition of a single image, designed in such a way that the recurring components fit together in perfect sequence. The work is a further development of Jade's experimentation combining powder printing and ariel, incorporating a more complex pattern with varying shapes and size of bubble.

© 2019 Jade Tapson.