We are BrawKiko – a glass art team based in the Channel Island of Jersey. We are Sheena Brockie and Chris Nelson and we have been working together on our glass art projects since 2004 We have recently moved into our fist purpose built studio in the St Saviour area of the island.
Our main focus is producing glass work in our kiln by fusing and slumping many different types of glass, including float, soda and bullseye, incorporating metals and enamels and then slumping the glass into our man made moulds.
Our panels are created by using different types and thickness of glass, fuse float, stringers, confetti and metals which are tack fused together. These are then mounted on perspex or slate for a stunning wall panel – for an original and bespoke piece of modern art.
Our sculptures are our ‘eco’ projects. The materials in our sculptures are mainly from recycling other unwanted materials – the glass from our local glass merchants, Pallot Glass, the granite and slate from local builders’ yards, copper from plumbers, glass bottles from willing sherry drinking friends and the wood from walks on the beaches of Jersey. We then build these into individual sculptures of varying shapes and sizes – each one unique. The main inspiration for the sculptures comes from the natural forms themselves, and in the local landscapes. Our sculptures led to an award for recycling at the Artisan Showcase 2007, run by the Art in the Frame Foundation in Jersey.