Engraver, painter, and writer Dominic Fondé believes we are living in a Glass Age: a time in which glass is the material that drives our technological innovations. As it inspires invention, glass also inspires Fondé's art. His drill engraving technique allows him to create spectacularly detailed images and beautiful lines of text, all on the delicate medium of glass.
His intricate pictorial work often explores birds: their singing, their stances, their feathers in all their luxurious textures. Fondé presents birds naturalistically but also as tessellations and kaleidoscopic displays. His works showcase the inherent drama and symbolic significance of birds in our culture. In addition to this work, Fondé inscribes his own short stories on glass objects, often vases or other vessels, to underscore what he calls "the emotional weight" that objects can have for us.
Fondé was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England and today lives in Kobe, Japan, where he maintains a home studio. His wide-ranging international exhibitions include shows in Singapore, Switzerland, China, Scotland, Wales, and of course England and Japan.