Del Coombs (Member)
My self employed status is ‘designer maker’. I work slumping and fusing glass bottles to create functional and decorative vessels, and sculptural forms.
In my fine art works my creativity derives from my commitment to reusing materials, my fascination with making processes and reflecting on randomness in life. Everything we do follows what has gone before; usually the result of choice, but not necessarily an absolute choice. It is always possible to make a different choice. So in my work I try neither to control, nor to make each choice the final decision. I achieve this by letting the process drive the outcome. Through repetition of a simple physical action, sometimes quick, sometimes slow, the work I create gradually builds to a point where a decision to stop is reached. This in itself has an arbitrary aspect rather than a dogmatic statement of finished.
This methodology means I do not tie myself to any one approach in my creativity. A trigger can be a material or a found object for example, I then follow an appropriate process promotes possibilities for a finished piece of work... The outcomes I achieve are generally in the form of prints, collages or small sculptural pieces.