Member Directory: H
I have been working with kilnformed glass since 2000. I produce colourful and textured pieces in a variety of functional and decorative forms. I am constantly inspired by the lines and textures of the natural world; seashells, landscapes, trees etc. Most of my work is kilncast into/onto handmade molds. I also produce lost-wax sculptures and fused pieces.
Stewart Hearn is a master glassmaker, graduating from Sunderland Polytechnic in 1986, he has taken London Glassworks from strength to strength since it's inception in 2002. Stewarts' designs have a studied balance of form, colour, translucency and weight that show tacit knowledge, command and someone at ease with an ancient craft.
I have been working with Glass for 20 years.After learning the technicques, of stained glass. I established my own business desining and making panels for private residences and buinesses. My desire to further explore the possibilities of glaas, promted me to enrol in a degree course at Plymouth. This has led me to explore outher methods of working with glass, mainly casting glass in to moulds and working with more sculptural forms.
Trained in Stained glass in the early Nineties. Undertaken Commissions for private and public buildings accross Scotland.
After a career in book publishing and studying creative embroidery, I changed direction and studied jewellery. I had been a collector of British Studio Glass so it was a natural progression to making my own, finding fulfilment in kiln-formed glass. I am currently Chair of Just Glass.
I trained in traditional leaded work at Reigate College, and have had many commissions for private houses, hotels and churches. In the nineties I invested in a fusing kiln and experimented with various techniques. I still carry out lead work in the quieter months but most work now is based around the kiln. I include something experimental in most firings!