About Me


My Aims

I aim to create glass art and functional items that tell a story and instill a sense of mystery and intrigue.  My work hints at our memories of people, places and times past that we can no longer see, touch or return to, yet we still feel what remains below the surface.     This is particularly relevant in my work which pays homage to the drowning of the village of Capel Celyn and the Tryweryn Valley, with screen printed poetry by family friend Rhodri Jones who went to Capel Celyn school as a boy and whose family have farmed the surrounding hills for generations. 


My Mediums

I work predominantly with glass powders, frits and enamels and have developed a unique technique using a goose feather to manipulate the black powder and draw the initial detail for the imagery I am creating, then adding more powders and frits to create uniquely atmospheric pieces each time.  I have a passion for screen printing on glass and the use of welsh language in my work.   The screen printed poetry and text  becomes part of the landscape adding to the effect created by the many layers to my work.   My work is continually evolving and I am  currently producing two different ranges as well as some sculptural pieces of work. 

 I am currently also producing a new range of unusual and unique glass washbasins, splash-backs and tiles, which are abstract in nature and full of visually exciting patterns and detail. 


My Inspiration

I draw inspiration from the wild and windswept places of my childhood in North and Mid Wales.   I have always had a love for nature and the natural world and still enjoy the changing seasons and how the light, textures and colours change with the weather.   This inspiration is evident in my work and choices of colour and texture. My childhood was a time of wonder and creativity with parents who encouraged art and instilled an appreciation for the beauty of the natural world, music, poetry and literature.  I hope my work conjures a nostalgia, and my use of fragments of text represent fragments of moments in time and poignant memories and a sense of familiarity. 

My glass landscape work has naturally evolved with development of my washbasins, splash-backs and tiles and has begun to take on a more abstract feel to it.  The enamel techniques used reflect my interest in the amazing abstract patterns that cover the surface of the earth and how these appear when seen from above.   Different regions and results of differing geological forces create the most amazing patterns, including streams, salt lakes, deserts, glaciers, sea beds and volcanic activity.  

Heulwen Wright has recently graduated with a first classification in  Applied Arts Master of Design at Glyndwr University School Of Creative Arts in North Wales. 

Heulwen is  Artist in Residence for the Applied Arts Department at Glyndwr University 2019/2020. 

Heulwen is a member of the Contemporary Glass Society. 

Exhibitions  & Fairs

Chirk Castle Spirit of the Place Exhibition April 2016

Degree Show, Glyndwr University, Wrexham May 2018

New designers 2-18 Business design Centre, Islington 27-30 June 2018

Creates Gallery Emerging Artist Award Exhibition, Creates Gallery, Monmouth 7th February - 9th March 2019

North wales Contemporary Craft Fair, Mostyn , North Wales 9th March 2019

Creates Gallery Spring Exhibition, Creates Gallery, Monmouth 

14th March - 11th May 2019

Glyndwr University Graduate Show Preview 24th May, Show 3rd - 14th June.

New designers 2019, Business Design Centre, Islington 26th - 29th June 2019.

Y Lle Gelf, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Sir Conwy 2019  3-10 August 

Selected to exhibit with the Glass and Copper Welsh Bible. 

Contemporary Glass Society Members Exhibition at World of Glass, St.Helens 21st September to 8th November 2019 with Members Makers Fair at World of Glass.

Material World Exhibition, Theatre Clwyd, Mold, North Wales 25th January - 29th February 2020  This exhibition brings together the diversity and individuality of the Applied Arts and Ceramics Wales Teams of Glyndwr University.

If you would like to purchase a piece of Heulwen's work or discuss ideas for commissioning a bespoke piece of work she can be contacted on 07812460774 or email heulwenwright.glass@outlook.com




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