Living in the emirate of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Haley Haddow at “The Glass Dominion” grew up in West London, United Kingdom, surrounded by a vast array of fashion, music, art and culture.
Her connection to art influenced by this eclectic mix is rooted in her fascination with colour, from early school days producing coloured schedules for friends and later in life, an interest in interior design encompassing furniture, fabrics, and textiles and now the medium of kiln-formed fused glass.
Haley discovered her passion for glass from visiting art galleries. This ultimately prompted her to undergo formal training in glass fusing, and from there she has gone on to explore various fusing techniques.
“Fused glass has become a new expression for me, enabling me to create textures and shapes that shout out to be touched, demand to be looked at, wrapped in a myriad of colour blends that trigger emotions, memories and are seductively inviting.
Colors often have different meanings in various cultures and living in the UAE has given me the opportunity to research this amongst my expat friends and colleagues. Design is a very important aspect of Arabic culture, exploring this using the medium of glass is both challenging and exciting.
My work incorporates bowls, plates, platters, vases and wall panels, showcasing a body of work that is a modern variation of the traditional idea of functional and non-functional glasswork.
It is both contemporary and unique.”