A drawing can be fleeting, an impression that seizes a moment, dashed off with the most rudimentary of tools. But with a drawing you can make the world on a page. And anyone can draw; we all do, most days. A glass vessel, on the other hand, is a thing of substance, the product of careful deliberate steps, made by teams of highly trained specialists.

Tim Edwards works in the space between these two practices. He draws incessantly, always has, filling notebooks with observations of objects, and shapes and patterns in nature, but also with possible glass vessels, drawn in lead pencil or black pen. First, he dreams these glass forms in drawings and then plans them meticulously. ‘It’s about how to see things’, as Edwards says.

Julie Ewington