Drill and copper wheel engraver on glass, taught by Peter Dreiser at Morley College 1984-7. Happy to teach short workshops with the Guild of Glass Engravers and CGS etc. Member of Contemporary Applied Arts, Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers, elected member of The Art Workers Guild. Always interested in collaborative work with glass makers and to hear from glass blowers who are confident overlay artists working with lead crystal.
Based in Mid Wales, I create contemporary, functional, fused glass art for the home, garden and business. From bowls to wall and door panels, splash-backs, garden sculptures, furniture and lighting. My work is inspired by the countryside of Mid Wales, the bright colours of the Costa del Sol, and my travels.
By profession, Mo Costalas is an Interior architect with 27 years experience. She 'discovered' glass several years ago and was instantly fascinated by the material and its endless possibilities of shape, texture and light. Her main inspiration comes from the human form, nature, the sea, forests and unusual rock formations. This forms the background to most of her work although architectural shapes still inspires and motivates her.
As a glass artist the main body of her work has been done using the lost wax technique and kiln form casting
I graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a First Class Honours Degree in Decorative Arts specialising in Glass in 2004. My original degree work was in cast glass, but now I work exclusively with recycled bottles and discarded windows, creating decorative domestic ware and one off art pieces for Fairs.