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Ayles, Roberta

Detail from one panel of the Polzeath porch
'Memories' window
Porch, Polzeath
Flowers and Streamers
Scottish burn, 2014
Roberta Ayles
Art Deco' wall light
Blue Flower' door panel
'Coast' - Sample panel for Franklyn Hospital, Exeter
'Dartmoor' Lightbox panel for Franklyn Hospital, Exeter
Roberta Ayles
Glass artist

I make fused glass panels for windows, screens and lighting. I like to use texture as well as colour, so the pieces are continually changing with the viewpoint, the time of day, the seasons and the weather. I am generally inspired by nature, but am happy to be pushed out of my comfort zone too.

Details about work or recent projects

I usually work to commission, making panels for public and private spaces.
Waterjet cutting has recently opened up the possibilities of making pieces which are larger than my kiln. The 'Memories' window, installed in 2017, was made in five sections and built into a single triple glazed unit 2m high by 1m wide.

Recent public work includes:
2013. Cast glass inserts for 7 waymarkers for the Saltram and Plym Valley Heritage Trail, in collaboration with Thrussell and Thrussell, metalsmiths of Bodmin, Cornwall.

2011.Six panels for the Passage House Inn at Topsham, Devon

2011.Four lightbox panels for Franklyn Hospital, Exeter

Old Torne
South Brent TQ10 9LQ
United Kingdom
Phone: 01364 644116
Casting, Kiln work
Artist, Educator
Architectural, Decorative, Public art
Areas of Interest:
Exhibition, Techniques, Workshops