Chrystalla Achilleos

Originally trained as a Fine Art painter, my meandering journey that led me to working with glass as a career was sheer serendipity. Like many glass artists, I was immediately captivated by its magical qualities of physical transformation and the teasing way light interacts with it.

Similarly, this is how I came to join the CGS committee as a student representative. I was invited to join in September 2009, just as I began my first year as an MA student at the Royal College of Art.

Instantly welcomed to such a warm and hard working group, it was an honour to become a part of a team that strives so passionately to promote and support glass artists in every way possible. As a student I was both encouraged and inspired by this and have since aimed to help do the same for other students.

Since graduating in 2011, I have also been working with commercial and site-specific projects, as well as private commissions; ranging from small artworks to large-scale architectural features. Passionate about design, every stage from initial concept to execution takes into consideration space, style and budget to produce the most innovative and suitable bespoke glass for individual requirements.