I am a British sculptor working with copper, forged steel and cast glass creating work in response to the natural world. My influences are rooted in the language of the countryside, organic forms, tools and the processes of craft and agricultural practice. My cowshed studio sits snugly at the foot of the Southdown’s Hills in the Hampshire countryside. Here I work the forged metal and glass together using the mould making and lost wax casting process.
Cara Wassenberg on work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzgn1fchijw&t=17s
Cara Wassenberg Workshop tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pDBTQyq-jQ
Cara Wassenberg Copper Texture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeIDyHpEtMY
I studied Fine Art after leaving school and more recently graduated in 2017 with a Masters (Distinction) in metalwork and glass from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, U.K.
This Spring (2020) I am working with the British Glass Artist Colin Reid on a residency awarded by the Contemporary Glass Society to further deepen and expand my glass casting knowledge.
The ‘Archipelago’ series was inspired by the wild, barren string of islands north of Gothenberg where I sailed last summer. The rugged, multi layered, metamorphic rocks of the island and their clear surrounding waters have a purity that feels both timeless and vulnerable.
The ‘Clod’series was conceived while walking in the snow covered mountains of the French Samoen’s region and thinking about how we take the earth beneath us for granted tending to focus only on its surface for our immediate pleasure.
Recent Selected Exhibitions
2019 Echt Gallery Chicago.USA.
2019 “Fresh Air Sculpture” Sculpture show. Quenington Old Rectory, Gloucestershire.
2019 “Inspired” at London Glass Blowing.
2018 “Continuum”.Menier Gallery, Southwalk, London
2018 “Friction and Gravity: Exploring Space, Light and sound” The Farnham Pottery .
2017 “Eleven” .Strand Gallery, London.