About Ali & Off the Wall Glass
Ali Gibson designs and creates all the fused glass art and splashbacks at Off The Wall Glass in Penryn, Cornwall.
Originally working in stained glass and tiffany lampshades Ali moved to cornwall in 2006 and following several years study of fused glass has recently opened a new studio at Grays Wharf, Commercial Road, Penryn. Specialising in large fused glass art panels and kitchen and bathroom splashbacks.
“I have always been attracted to glass objects and can recall the childhood wonder of looking closely at my collection of marbles to see the secret reflective world within, like a dragonfly caught in amber, a snapshot of frozen time. I try to recapture these feelings with my fused glass art and the love of plants and horticulture are a strong influence. The colourful, textured patterns of leaves and tree bark, together with the ever changing seasonal colours of the beautiful cornish panoramic seascapes are a constant source of inspiration.”
I am particularly drawn to the lustre of metal inclusions which reflect and refract the light within glass and many of my designs include precious metals in some way to add that extra touch of luxury.