Margareth Troli is a Norwegian designer-maker who has worked with glass for more than a decade, featured in national and international exhibitions of Studio Glass as well as in design shows. The Scandinavian philosophy of design is visible in her products, yet the influence of quintessential Englishness has emerged as a fusion.
“...Margareth with a Norwegian education which drummed Minimalism into her would never have been capable of designing the post-modern representation of the table lamp Bar Roc(k)ococo , if she had not spent so many years in the UK, and thus been influenced by the ‘Victorian sense of decoration”
(Statement by Prof. S.Petrova, 2010, Judge at The British Glass Biennale).
Margareth’s glasswork has been recognized in the award of several prestigious prizes and reflected in the collections where her glass is held, such as the collections of Broadfield House Glass Museum, UK and The Ersting Stiftung Glass Museum in Germany.
She is currently based at the National Glass Centre as a residence artist, and is also finalizing her Phd, investigating the application of waterjet cutting technology in Studio Glass practice. For this she won the prestigious Doctoral Scholarship supported by Arts and Humanities Research Council 2007-2010.
Margareth has also presented her research at conferences in Europe and published a technical paper in the subject-area of waterjet cutting.
The 007 Walther P99-Rosevase featured in this exhibition was recognized by the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers through an award in 2010 at the British Glass Biennale.
Margareth was the recipient of the Takako Sano International Scholarship 2009
and the winner of the Warm Glass Prize 2007.
Prior to moving to the North East in 2006 to embark on a Masters Degree which followed by a PhD, Margareth was based in London and later Nottinghamshire, working alongside a product and furniture company.
007-Walther P99 Rosevase, 2010
36 cm Height, 27cm Diameter
Materials used: Fused Black Glass, test-tube, Metal Ring
- This one-stemmed rose-vase is inspired by the British Secret Services and made as a tribute to Ian Flemming’s fictional character James Bond.
- In 2010 the 007-Walther P99 Rosevase was recognized by The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers through an award at The British Glass Biennale.
Bar Roc(k)coco Chandelier, 2010
54 cm in diameter, 25 cm Height
Materials used: Glass, Stainless Steel, Metal-rods & Screws, Metal Chain
- Merges Scandinavian design philosophy of construction with a Victorian sense of decoration. This chandelier is inspired by flock patterns and forms part of the ‘The Bar
Roc(k)ococo series’ consisting of a lamp, chandelier, mirror and candlestick.
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Candlestick Prototype, 2009
Materials used: Glass
This candlestick is an early prototype which helped form the other designs present in this exhibition. It was made to study the feasibility of interlocking pieces of glass together
around a cog shaped structure.
Margareth has explored the application of waterjet cutting in her creative practice after winning the prestigious doctoral scholarship from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to investigate artistic and technical routes for Studio Glass.
Waterjet cutting is a CNC-controlled cutting process, utilizing ultra high pressurised water, forced through a tiny focusing tube at supersonic speed. The water mixed together with abrasive particles enables the cutting of glass.
Margareth is also a trained CAD-CAM operator and has full control over the production of her artwork and designs, acting as a designer, operator and fabricator, all in one.
Margareth’s work is influenced by contrasts between her Scandinavian roots and the English culture which she lives in.
The designs represented in this exhibition have all been made based on the same principle of construction, by interlocking side-panels into a core of stacked of cog-shapes.
2D elements are constructed to form three-dimensional forms.