Tim’s interest lies in the refractive, reflective and structural properties of glass; how it can be manipulated and decorated to affect the passage of light through it.
The work is formed using a variety of techniques, processes & materials, to produce a range of work which is both sculptural and functional, with an emphasis on design, decoration, geometry and construction.
Tim graduated from Chelsea School of Art and Design in 1992, where he gained a BA (Hons) in Public Art. He worked in a variety of media such as mural painting, mosaic, ceramics, weaving and textiles before selecting Architectural and Stained Glass as his specialism.
Whilst studying at Chelsea, Tim worked at the studio of glass and steel sculptor Danny Lane. This continued after his graduation and he was part of the team who made and installed the glass balustrade on the staircase and mezzanine of the main glass gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
After graduating Tim travelled widely, furthering his skills and experience by working in wood, steel fabrication and engineering workshops. He gained his PGCE in Art & Design Education at De Montfort University in 1997 and has run evening & weekend courses in stained & decorative glass.
Tim established Tim Carter - Glass & Sculpture in 1999 and has continued to work with glass and other materials such as steel, stainless steel, other non-ferrous metals, wood, acrylic and slate.
From his studio in Rutland Tim designs and produces a range of decorative and functional artworks for private, public and corporate; homes, buildings and gardens, which includes glass wall-pieces, house number and name plaques, mirrors, lights and sculptures and also the design, manufacture and restoration of traditional and contemporary stained and decorative glass panels and windows.
Tim has also designed and manufactured numerous prestigious presentation award pieces for Roll-Royce Aerospace PLC.
If you are interested in any of Tim’s work, would like to purchase something or commission him for a bespoke piece of artwork, then he would be delighted to hear from you to discuss your requirements or ideas and offer help and advice.