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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!
My inspiration starts with a single object, which is developed and interpreted in different ways. I am influenced by my overseas travels but mainly draw on my experiences around the home and family. My work is kiln formed: cast or fused.
Trained and practised as a Physical Education teacher specialising in dance and drama Patricia first discovered glass engraving whilst on a school trip to Austria where she was fascinated by the copper wheel engravers. She did not however take it any further until 1991 when she started to study engraving under teachers from the Guild of Glass Engraving. She was elected as an Associate Fellow of The Guild of Glass Engravers in 2002.Patricia uses mainly "drill engraving" although recently her work has broadened to include "graal", stipple and cameo techniques. Her first Cameo piece, "Inspiration through the Generations", was recently selected for exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London as part of their "Inspired by the V&A" 2003 competition.Examples of her work can been seen in many countries around the world including USA, Canada, Lebanon and Qatar. Patricia is happy to discuss and undertake commissions.
Born Edinburgh 1948. Studied stained glass, drawing and painting at the Edinburgh College of Art. Post-graduate study, various awards and bursaries. Head of stained/architectural glass course at ECA 1979-2000. Member of Council, British Society of Master Glass Painters, London. External examiner at Swansea, University of Wales 2002-2005.
Katy Holford is both a glass designer and glass sculptor. At the present time she combines working as MD and Creative Director at Cumbria Crystal and continues to develop her sculptural work.