Paul Musgrove trained in Art & Design at St Albans College of Art, where he was tutored in printmaking by John Brunsdon.
He subsequently undertook a BA(Hons) course in 3-D Design at Manchester Polytechnic, specializing in furniture design/manufacturing and hot glassmaking, and graduated in 1980.
In the 1980s Musgrove joined the “Glassworks” hot glass studio in Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, Scotland where he assisted in setting up the workshop with fellow glass artist, Jenny Antonio. The studio was just a few hundred years away from the site of one of the first glasshouses in Edinburgh, The Ford Glassworks - which dated back to the 1800s.
At the end of 1986, the studio moved to Musselburgh - but it sadly closed in 1990.
In more recent times, Musgrove has turned his attention more to printmaking and exhibits regularly around the country.
In 2012 - he opened up Gallery Ten at 5 William Street in Edinburgh.
This glass bowl is one of the wonderful pieces that he made at Glassworks and is now a rare piece of Scottish studio glass.
The main body of the bowl is clear with coloured inclusions - mostly confined to a band at the top. It has been quite difficult to photograph with all the reflections - so I hope that my images do this fine art glass justice.
The bowl is 5 ½ inches in height and has a diameter of 4 ½ inches.
Unpacked it is 1.1 kg in weight.
It is signed and dated 1985