Peter Furlonger

Tamzin project managed and authored a fine art book about the artist Peter Furlonger. Drawing in Space: The Art of Peter Furlonger is a vibrant survey of an artist’s extraordinarily varied oeuvre. The book is devoted to showcasing a lifetime of multi-disciplinary work with studio glass and stone, in addition to designs for screen-prints and stained glass.

The text, which is based on interviews with the Northumbrian-based artist, explores how Peter developed the practice of calligraphic glass by engraving complex letter-textures, to highly sculptural effect. Peter’s meditative and poetic approach to his work has evolved over 25 years and the book considers how he has unified two distinct elements: letterform and abstraction.

Tamzin was subsequently commissioned to write a long-form essay about Peter’s work for the US fine art publication Letter Arts Review Vol.30. As she writes: ‘Despite his secluded existence, the artist is a wonderful companion, the clarity of his conversation as lucid and precise as his glass: witty, exacting and always thought provoking.’

Peter’s work is held by the V&A, London and the National Museum of Scotland. He was commissioned by Julia Darling to design and carve the headstone for her resting place in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Drawing in Space: The Art of Peter Furlonger was published in November 2016 by Flambard Press. It is available to order from www.waterstones.com and www.johnnealbooks.com

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© Topher McGrillis