John Burton (1968, UK) graduated with a BA Hons in 3D Design (Glass) from the Surrey Institute of Art & Design in Farnham. He then went on to work at the Hadeland Glaswerks in Norway and Neil Wilkin’s studio in Somerset and works since 2003 as an independent glass artist.
He works with a very muted palette and has a preference for simplicity and geometric forms. Although using mainly blown glass, he describes himself as a cold glas worker. After careful planning of each individual element, he adds linear sections and subdivisions, such as cut and polished edges or matt and polished lines. Often objects are deconstructed by him and reconstructed in a new, simple but complex form. His inspiration is drawn from microbiological sciences and technologies as well as his own emotional and personal responses to the world surrounding him.
The work of John Burton has been exhibited mainly in the UK and The Netherlands and is part of numerous public and private collections including the renowned Ernsting Stiftung Glasmuseum in Germany.