Tom Pearman has experience working with a number of mediums suitable for a public environment, including architectural glass, and has employed them on a large number of interior and exterior public art projects with budgets ranging from £5000 to £120,000.
Printed toughened safety glass can provide a tough and graphic visual aesthetic, which interacts in a sophisticated way to both natural and artificial light sources. Pigments are applied to glass, the glass is then fired in an industrial toughening plant producing a coloured material, which is both light fast and scratch-resistant. Pearman has employed this application to a variety of architectural schemes of various scales including a 26M façade of the Lottery funded London Print Studio, a new school assembly hall in Burnham on Crouch in Essex and an architectural glass application to the original windows of the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, as well as numerous NHS trust locations.
Pearman has also worked on public commissions utilising cutting technology such as water jet to achieve bespoke shapes of glass. All the glass that he works with is toughened to BS 6206 – CLASS A.
He has also applied trade oil based paints to glass surfaces and have employed modern vinyl transfer systems on a large scale to buildings’ glass facades.