Cara Louise Walker is a Glass Artist and Designer from Glasgow, Scotland. With a Masters of Fine Art in Glass, a BA Hons Degree in Three Dimensional Design and an HND in Jewellery Design, Cara’s work explores the various themes that surround nostalgia and memory, often working with glass in combination with materials such as metal and stone.
"From a young age I have been fascinated with gemstones and minerals, pretty much anything that held such precious qualities. I think that is what sparked my creative journey. I began studying jewellery design at college in Glasgow and it was during those three years that I discovered my passion for ‘making’. I was attracted to metal as a material as it can be physically manipulated into any desired form using various techniques. It can also be worked in both a liquid and solid state which shares characteristics that I later discovered with glass. It was during my undergrad degree in Three Dimensional Design that I discovered glass and began experimenting with the material in combination with metal and stone. I spent a lot of time reading about glass techniques and attending glass courses outside the university which led to me specialising in core-casting. The complexities and the thought process involved in such a technique was new and exciting to me. Realising my knack for thinking from the inside out, I used this technique in my final body of work. After graduating I took part in different exhibitions such as New Designers 2014 where I was presented the runner-up award from the Contemporary Glass Society, and then in the 2015 British Glass Biennale I picked up the London Glass Blowing Award for Emerging Talent. During that period, I also gained professional experience, assisting a glass artist in Kent who specialises in core casting. This is what inspired me to pursue a Masters in glass, to further develop both as an artist and a professional while exploring the glass-making process further."
Cara Louise Walker, Edinburgh College of Art, 2018