Jade first experimented with casting recycled glass in 2007 whilst studying 3D design at college. She went on to graduate with a First Class Hons degree in Decorative Arts from Nottingham Trent university in 2010. Jade proceeded to train at a glass school in Wiltshire where she gained experience in glass making and teaching. Since 2012 Jade Pinnell has trained with several well-known cast glass artists in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Jade creates her own unique cast glass sculpture which she now exhibits nationally.
’I am inspired by my ever-changing surroundings and I am fascinated with how natural light interacts and contrasts with manmade environments. My inspirations come from places close to home and as far away as Thailand.’
‘I use the cast glass technique to capture a fleeting moment of interaction between light and architecture. Angular forms are used to create the illusion of more depth, which accentuates the flow of colour inside the pieces. Colour is so important. I use carefully selected colour compositions as a way of creating atmosphere and communicating a sense of time. '