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

  1. Kate Maestri
  2. London Studio

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  • Title

    Untitled (Barbican),
    Lamberts Glass and Perspex. 1000mm x 200mm

    Exhibition

    Reflect Forward, Craft Central

    Date

    2008
  • This new collection of pieces demonstrates Maestri's technical skill and meditative use of glowing colour. Better known for her large-scale architectural glass works such as the balustrade for the Sage in Gateshead, these one-off and limited edition pieces incorporate the key elements of her work-colour, light and form.

    Maestri's three-dimensional art works interpret and abstract the architects' sectional elevations and detailed drawings. She draws inspiration from the buildings themselves, the apartments designed for modern living and the attention given to the smallest detail.

  • Maestri uses traditionally produced stained glass in a strikingly contemporary manner adding her own slant to the 25th anniversary celebrations of this landmark development conceived with the optimism and excitement of the 1960s.

    "Inspired by the overall clarity of the Barbican's design, Maestri has rendered its elevations and sections in warm, human hues, creating a new expression of the building's geometric language. Her minimal, stained-glass panels are mounted upon structural Perspex holders, so each three-dimensional piece hovers above the wall. The result is an abstract, meditative homage to a landmark building."

    Fiona Sibley, Design Week

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