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I studied three dimensional design at Berkshire College of Art & Design and after a career in commercial design returned to my love of kiln formed glass
My interest started with stained glass and has spread into fused. I pride myself on original work and aim for the highest standards.
I take great delight in commission work.
As an artist working in stained glass I aim to create works exploring the dynamic and expressive qualities of light and shade, texture and pattern.
My experience as a conservator has led me to the experimental use of paints and stains that enable me to make allusions to meteorological and geographical phenomena.
We are the UK Bullseye Kilnglass Resource Centre Preferred Partner & Europe's largest CBS Dichroic Glass distributor. We are sole UK distributor of Skutt Glass Kilns as well as retailing Paragon, Nabertherm & Kilncare Kilns.We aim to provide a fast and reliable service to contemporary glass artists across Europe.We supply Bullseye Glass for kiln fusing, casting and flameworking, as well as for architectural glass work.
Helga Watkins-Baker studied archaeology for her degree before turning to architectural glass, studying in Bristol and then Central St.Martin's College of Art & Design for a postgraduate diploma. She was awarded South West Arts' annual Craft award in 1998 and the Worshipful Company of Glaziers' award for travel in America. Working in kiln formed glass, in 2000 she gained a Masters degree from Wolverhampton University in Glass. Since then she has completed numerous commissions for public and private clients, and teaches glass techniques at degree level as a visiting lecturer at various colleges. Helga co-founded and administers The Glass Hub. Helga joined the CGS Committee in October 2001 and assisted in the organisation of the Dartington workshops in 2002, served on the website sub-committee, conducted research and wrote the CGS South West Research Report in 2005, and became Chair in autumn 2005.She has recently published a book - Kiln Forming Glass - published by the Crowood Press.