‘Tacit Breath II’


Laura Quinn’s Tacit Breath II (2023) is an interactive glass sculpture. Lamp worked glass spikes fitted into a silicone membrane is set within the cavity of the blown form. The piece is intended to draw the viewer in, teetering on the edge between wishing to touch and being unsure of its ability to survive interaction.


Dimensions: 33 (h) cm x  20 (w) x 19 (d); Photography: Sylvain Deleu

Artist Bio

Laura Quinn is a multi-award winning maker of contemporary glass sculpture. She graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2015, since then she has worked in the world renowned Corning Museum of Glass, New York, in Olustvere Glass Studio, Estonia and LoCo Glass in the UK. She achieved her MA from Arts University Plymouth in 2019. She now works as the Glass Technical Tutor in the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, UK, where she teaches the next generation of glass artists and hones her own craft. 

 In recent years her work has received international recognition having been awarded the Golden Fleece Award and the RDS Craft Bursary in 2022, two of Ireland’s most prestigious art and craft awards, and being selected for the Ireland Glass Biennale in 2019, 2023, and the British Glass Biennale in 2022. Most recently Laura was awarded funding from the highly prestigious Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) to undertake further training in glassblowing at Pilchuck Glass School, USA. Some of which skills have been used to create the Plume Bottles seen in this exhibition.