Carole Waller

2007 QEST Scholar - Glass work

With a BA Hons in painting from Canterbury College of Art and an MA from Cranbrook Academy of Art near Detroit, USA, Carole currently directs her own gallery, Waller & Wood, with Gary Wood in Bath. The couple make bespoke architectural glass and ceramic installations to commission, and sell their work from the space in the city centre.  

Awards include a major research and development Award from Arts Council England in 2005 and a QEST Scholarship in 2007 to further her studies in glass painting and enamelling. Carole became a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Painters and Stainers in 2011 and has sold through Harvey Nichols, Liberty of London, Fenwick of Bond St, and Contemporary Applied Arts in London.  

My glass work involves the lamination of paintings on fine fabric between two layers of glass. The resulting artwork can be incorporated into any context in which toughened glass would be appropriate – doors, windows, balustrades, furniture and decorative free standing screens and panels, alongside their function as paintings. Aesthetically, the combination of the monumentality of glass with the fragility of the fabric brings a stunning collaboration of light, colour, image and surface. The glass is suitable for an interior or exterior space – and as garden sculpture bringing colour into the garden all the year round.