Kate Maestri, award winning architectural glass artist

London based artist Kate Maestri specialises in the innovative use of contemporary architectural glass. She works to commission in collaboration with architects and engineers across a wide range of site-specific projects.

Her work explores the use of structural and three-dimensional, contemporary stained glass. The intent is to create an environment in which the colour, light and form of sculptural glass works in harmony with the architecture.

Recent projects include a curved glass wall for a major commercial development in Portman Square, London, a stained glass atrium for Liverpool John Moores University and a glass pedestrian bridge for the new Wolverhampton Travel Interchange.

Previous commissions have included a ten-storey glass tower for Wilton Plaza, London, a curved glass balustrade running through the main concourse of the Sage, Gateshead and a stained glass pavilion for the Environment Agency in Bristol.

Clients include Land Securities, British Land, the Kings Fund, NHS Trusts and local authorities, and she has collaborated with such architects as Jestico + Whiles, Foster + Partners and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Kate Maestri's work is in the tradition of Josef Albers and those who have followed on afterwards in the exploration of interactive colours.”

A.Moor, Colours of Architecture-Coloured Glass in Contemporary Buildings

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  • Title

    Untitled: Lamberts Glass and Perspex, 900mm x 300mm

    Exhibition

    Drawing Near the Light, CAA, London

    Date

    2011
  • Perhaps no Englishman, apart from the owners of truly ancestral homes, had ever felt such passionate attachment to a building”

    Fiona MacCarthy, William Morris
    A Life of Our Time

    For the London Design Festival 2011 CAA will present a contemporary response by the architectural glass artist Kate Maestri to the relationship between William Morris and Kelmscott Manor, his home for 25 years.

    The work will consider the influence of the house and its gardens on Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co, his interior design company founded 150 years ago in 1861.

  • For the exhibition Maestri has considered the range of visual stimuli that the house and its garden  evoke, producing a series of sculptural glass pieces that contrast the simplicity of the architectural interior with the rich organic tapestry of plants growing outside. Selecting a colour palette that responds to the contrasting forms and tones of light and shade found within the house and its grounds, the work will individually and collectively evoke the spirit of Kelmscott Manor in an experiential fashion.

    Morris' company, later renamed Morris & Co, still produces wallpapers and fabrics designed during the years the designer spent at Kelmscott Manor, inspired by its idyllic setting and tranquillity. Built around 1600 the house was central to Morris' relationship with the natural world and its influence on both his artistic output and philosophy was profound.

    Pete Collard, Contemporary design curator

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