Heike Brachlow

Born 1970, Munich, Germany

Heike’s often precariously balanced sculptures aim to physically engage the viewer. Colour is an important part of her work: the exploration of the interaction of colour, form and light in solid transparent glass during her PhD research has led her to produce her own glass colours, adding metal oxides to the glass batch during the melting process. This enables her to create a personal palette, which consists mostly of subtle tones and polychromatic colours that change in different types of light. Her work reflects her attraction to movement and transformation, both in colour and form.

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Working in Cumbria

2004        Bachelor of Arts, (Honors) Glass (1st class), University of Wolverhampton
2006        Master of Arts, Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art
2012         Ph.D. Royal College of Art, London

Heike Brachlow has work in the following public collections: 

Barbara Achilles Stiftung, Hamburg, Germany
Europäisches Museum für Modernes Glas, Coesfield, Germany
Glasmuseum Hentrich, Düsseldorf, Germany
Glasmuseum Lette Letterberg, Coesfield, Germany
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, USA

Works for Sale

Selected Press - Heike Brachlow