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This is the winning chandelier as featured on Monty Don's Real Crafts Show aired earlier this year. It is currently in situ at Hotel Du Vin in Winchester

Currently undertaking a MA in Design Glass at Manchester Metropolitan University.
I am mainly interested in installation and sculptural work. I use glass as a material to express ideas and narratives. I am exploring the possibilities of extending traditional craft skills by utilising digital media thus creating new avenues in my material.

Image courtesy of the RDS. Photograph by Denis Mortell

I presently live in the French Pyrenees, and naturally this imposing landscape is becoming an influence in my work, not only through subject, but also scale. Previously, in Dublin, I executed private/public commissions, personal pieces for gallery exhibition and competition where I was privileged to receive numerous awards.

Specialising in fused glass, Lesley uses her drawings as inspiration to capture behaviour in her narrative glasswork.

I am new to glass fusion etc and looking forward to being able to produce cabochons to include in my jewellery work

C. Rennie

In her personal practice Joanne produces contemporary one-off sculptural pieces and three dimensional forms in glass that intimate and animate ideas, through the inherent qualities of the material. Joanne is represented in numerous UK galleries, and her work was sold in Bonham’s ‘Auction of Modern and Contemporary Glass’ in 2009, and has been sold to collectors in North America and Europe.

Photo Simon Bruntnell

I am fascinated by the visual qualities of glass: the interplay between colour, light and translucency and also the sense of movement within thick bodies of glass. Inspired by natural, organic and modular forms, my sculptures arise from memories or feelings associated with some event or experience. The journey of each, from first sketches through to working on the piece itself, allows me to process the thoughts and feelings that were their initial inspiration.

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