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Graduated 1996.BA Glass and CeramicsFull member Oxfordshire Craft GuildFull member Northampton Guild of Designer CraftsmenFull member Buckingham Artist GroupTlws's name is Welsh.With the help of a Southern Arts Grant she set up her own workshop. She makes glass sculptures by the pate de verre method and also slumps and fuses glass in a kiln. Most of the work is original one off pieces but she also has a range of limited editions. Her Studio is open during Bucks Art Week (the last two weeks) in June, and she has workshops in casting and slumping.
I was born in Nottingham in UK in 1947 and now live in Alton, Hampshire. Although I had a career in science, I always loved to draw and paint so for many years art was just a hobby. In my late teens I started dabbling in oils and then moved on to gouache. I developed a distinctive faceted style of painting, applying it to a myriad of subjects.
Following my retirement from teaching, I was at last able to take an art qualification. Following the Access course in Art and Design at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) at Farnham, I did a Foundation Year in the 3D design department. This introduced me to ways of working with glass for which I developed a real passion. I was able learn and use techniques associated with both furnace and kiln formed glass. On completion of the course I bought a small kiln to use at home. I continue to experiment with both recycled bottle glass as well as special glasses, frits and powders and inclusions. I have taken a short course in stained glass and hope to transfer my faceted images to glass.
I am an active member of Alton Art Society and frequently exhibit both my 2D and 3D work. Several of my paintings of Alton have been used on Town Council literature. More information can be found on my website www.pellart.com .
Over the last twenty years Jones has explored the blown glass vessel as a container of more than space and substance, using marking and surface work with the blank forms made by Gillies.Her work has been exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally.