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Michael has been a professional stained glass artist for over 20 years, but now specialises in contemporary fused glass wall art. He supplies galleries and interior designers throughout the UK, as well as working on bespoke commissions for restaurants, public foyers and private clients.
Jenia is an artist who works exclusively with recycled glass sourced mainly from bottles. She has studied stained glass design for three years. She also studied jewellery design at the University of Cumbria in Carlisle. Her appreciation of glass as an artistic medium combined with concern for the future of our environment and the desire to lead and promote a sustainable lifestyle encouraged her to devise a unique brand of fused glass designs. For her work Jenia employs simple shapes, which allow her to showcase the striking patterns developed to use a limited palette of available colours.
I use many of the traditional techniques practised by stained glass artists over the centuries, to create work which is highly contemporary. I specialise in using decorative techniques in my work, including sandblasting, gilding, plating, false leading, kiln-fired paints and stains.
24 years glass making experience. Rejoined the fold after an hiatus of 9 years teaching FE Art & Design. Moving away from small gallery piece to larger scale architectural work. Having previously been a BAG committee member I am reacquainting myself with glass by doing an MA at the University of Wolverhampton.
Joanne works in traditional leaded glass and more contemporary glassworking techniques including fusing, screenprinting, sandblasting and engraving.Inspired by the natural world, her work draws upon the beauty and mystery often overlooked in everyday life.
My move from fine art to studio glass began at London Glass Blowing in 1994 where in subsequent years I became a freelance curator specialising in glass jewellery and glass art exhibitions. In 2004 I was introduced to Nulife Glass’ unique furnace technology that recycles the glass from older style televisions, otherwise known as cathode ray tubes or CRTs. The process extracts metallic lead from the CRT glass and with my background in the creative sector and glass, I have collaborated with many artists to develop new products from the recycled material.