Galia Amsel

Born 1967, London, England

“My ideas are based around capturing moments in movement and rhythm and exploring tension and balance. By working the surface textures and manipulating the use of colour, glass becomes the perfect medium for bringing my forms to life by the variety of ways it can capture and transmit light. My natural environment inspires me with the resolution of my sculptures.


The work is composed mainly of glass using a variety of techniques ranging from lost wax casting to blowing. “

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Working in New Zealand

1985-1986   Foundation Course, Loughton College of Further Education, Loughton
1986-1989   Middlesex Polytechnic, BA (Hons) 3-D Design (Ceramics and Glass)
1989-1991   Royal College of Art, London, MA Glass

Galia Amsel’s has work in the following public collections: 

Crafts Council, London
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
The Turner Museum of Glass, Sheffield
Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Musée-Atelier du Verre, Sars-Poteries, France
Glasmuseum, Ernsting Stiftung Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld, Germany
Museo de Arte en Vidrio de Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Montreal, Canada
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, USA
Corning Museum of Glass, New York, USA
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama, USA
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
Palm Springs Art Museum, California, USA
Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand

Works for Sale

Selected Press - Galia Amsel