On Wednesday 2 March 2016 the Department of Materials and Engineering at Sheffield University welcomed Dr Tyra Oseng-Rees to the Turner Museum of Glass to present her work on recycled bottle glass.
A Senior Research Associate at the Creative Industries Research and Innovation Centre at Swansea College of Art, part of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Dr Oseng-Rees' current work is focused on developing new applications and manufacturing processes. She uses recycled glass and techniques such as devitrification, to produce intricate pieces.
The collection, on display until late Summer, includes glass tiles, architectural materials and domestic ware, with each piece created using locally sourced, recycled bottle glass. To create the artistic effects, the glass has been sintered, and in some cases, partially crystallised.
It is the responsibility of a product designer to think about the life-cycle of a product, and therefore the materials used in the design process. I am passionate about how the creative discipline of the Art and Design can contribute to Science, and potentially work together.
DR TYRA OSENG-REES / SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE