Adam Aaronson's route into the world of glass was an unconventional one. After leaving university with a degree in international relations, he was offered the chance to take some informal glass-blowing lessons and was immediately captivated by what he saw as the unlimited potential of glass as an artistic medium. That was back in 1977.
In the years that followed, Adam ran a studio glass gallery, commissioning and retailing the work of established British and international glass artists, while making glass as often as his spare time allowed.
By 1986, he was finally able to open his own studio and to devote himself full-time to his passion - designing and making glass. Adam's current studio is in West Horsley, Surrey, where he develops his work with the assistance of a team of craftspeople.
Adam describes his obsession with glass and the philosophy underpinning his art:
"Even after more than 20 years, I am still captivated by the fluidity and movement of a mass of molten glass - the medium of hot glass I see on the end of a blowing iron. It is almost as if it has a life of its own, floating, ever changing, a life that requires nurturing and taming. The transition from this amorphous state to the final static form never fails to fascinate me."
In 2016 Adam was responsible for blowing all of the 168 unique glass scrolls that are central to Mary Branson's commission 'New Dawn' which was installed in the Houses of Parliament. To produce the scroll pattern, Aaronson applied powdered glass colours and silver leaf to the molten glass at specific points in the process.