A piece of art at University of Wales' newest campus in Swansea

The reception desk is finally light up. It is a a piece of art, a centerpiece and a great welcome to all visitors and students at the newest building of University of Wales Trinity Saint David!

This is what I always wanted to do every since i finished my PhD in 2009. To show what recycled glass/ waste glass / even ‘low quality glass’ can be made into. It can meet the design criterias, be reproduced, controlled and become aesthetically pleasing!

My PhD was based at both Faculty of Architecture, Computer and Engineering (FACE) and Swansea College of Art, and combined the technical requirements with the drive to make something beautiful with the material. Without both aspects this wouldn’t have happened, and soon I will show you how! Watch this space!

Recycled glass panels light up

Recycled glass panels light up

Recycled glass panels with subtle pattern inlay

Recycled glass panels with subtle pattern inlay

Details of recycled glass panels

Details of recycled glass panels

Details with light passing through

Details with light passing through

With Ian Standen, Senior lecturer in BA Architectural, BA art glass graduate Jana Kleprlikova and myself just after the installation of the desk.

With Ian Standen, Senior lecturer in BA Architectural, BA art glass graduate Jana Kleprlikova and myself just after the installation of the desk.