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Mel Howse Associate
Mel Howse's work in glass has sought to embrace a wide audience. Her vitreous art installations ranging from schools and places of worship, to hospitals, livery companies and a Sainsbury's superstore, have explored all kinds of briefs in an adventurous and progressive way. Whether allied to new building design or ancient architecture, she has crossed the boundaries of both historical glazing techniques and emerging glass technology – often teaming the two.
As a designer and a maker she nurtures the continuity of a commission from design concept through to installation. The personal brief of each commission provides the diversity within her portfolio and gives each commission its own unique creative fingerprint. Working with architects forms part of the equation to bring pieces to the public. Whether the brief is to bring symbolism, to convey a message of faith, to create atmosphere and animation for new architectural spaces or to transform existing ones, the work aims to stir the imagination and your senses.
Mel is an Associate member of the BSMGP, a member of Chichester Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches, a full-time practising artist and a Queen’s Scholar.
Mel Howse Limited – PO Box 642 – Chichester – West Sussex – PO19 9HT
Tel: 020 8133 6123; 01243 780871 Mobile: 07809 048898; Skype: mhloffice
email: web: www.melhowse.co.uk
- 2009: Double facade at St Margaret’s Church, Angmering, West Sussex: Dedicated by the Bishop of Lewes in May 2009
- 2008: Milton Keynes - J Sainsbury’s: Art glass for 500m2 facade in Large mixed-use development Scheme opened by the Mayor of Milton Keynes in March 2009
- 2008: Bridges and Crossings: A 24m2 canvas suspended in Chichester Cathedral for the “Reconciliation & Healing” exhibition
- 2008: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex: A War Memorial to Pilot Officer Billy Fiske
- 2007: St James Hospital, Portsmouth; Art Glass to the entrance foyer
- 2006: Lancing College West Sussex: The 'Bishop Trevor Huddleston Memorial Window'. Theme: Apartheid. Dedicated by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
- 2004: Quatercentenary Window in Butchers' Hall for The Worshipful Company of Butchers
- 2002: Quincentenary Window in Painters' Hall for the Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers