Louis Thompson has been working with glass for over 30 years. His portfolio is diverse, from creating large scale installations to creating smaller intimate groups of objects that invite closer inspection. He completed his Masters degree at the Royal College of Art in 2011 and has been invited to work and teach with glass artists both in the UK and abroad. Louis was the recipient of two prestigious awards in 2012, the Jerwood Makers Prize Commission and the Best Exhibit Prize at the British Glass Biennale.
His work has been exhibited extensively at galleries in the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA. He has been invited to create installations for various museums and international exhibitions and his work is held in museum collections in Belgium, Germany, Japan, USA and most recently the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Louis has completed a residencies at the prestigious Museum of Glass in Tacoma, USA, Glazenhuis Museum in Belgium and at the Soneva Art Glass in the Maldives.
Hot glass is his visual language and he looks to place innovative ideas with the material in different public arenas. It is this methodology of allowing his ideas to flow freely and expansively, which enables him to realise works of such aesthetic, technical and material diversity. He lives and works in London where he shares a studio with two other artists.
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