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Smith, Iain

Bowl, linear, blue & amber
Iain Smith

After more than 30 years in science & engineering, I started learning about kiln formed glass in 2008. I am self-taught, through reading, experiment, mistakes and practice. My approach is to make designs that are functional and useful, as well as beautiful.

Bowls are my favourite form. I like their appearance and feel. They are useful and they make the most of the wonderful colours of glass. We use a number of bowls I have made around our house as dessert dishes and fruit bowls. I also make plates and coasters and have designed and fabricated leaded glass windows for our house.

Details about work or recent projects

I make functional forms in the kiln that are also beautiful - bowls, plates, dishes and containers. I also make leaded panels and windows. I am currently exploring thicker-walled kiln-formed bowls, using a variety of designs.

Cold work, Kiln work, Leaded and stained
Decorative, Design, Functional
Areas of Interest:
Conferences, Techniques, Workshops