Having made an award winning film as a student, I worked on several puppet animation projects including The Wind in the Willows, Paddington Bear, Noddy in Toyland and Portland Bill, before setting up my own production company, Cheeky films Ltd. For many years I was a part-time lecturer in animation at The Royal College of Art and a former art critic for the Daily Express. I now work full time as a mosaic artist.
I have become increasingly interested in the applied arts, particularly mosaic, which is becoming more and more popular both as an art form and as a decorative medium. I regard my mosaic work as a logical progression from animation, both of which involve building a coherent whole, displaying character and movement, from thousands of tiny elements. I am particularly inspired by the natural world and relish the challenge of capturing its organic grace in such a seemingly uncompromising medium.
Architectural and Decorative glass - fused - stained - cast - enamel painted. Since returning to glass and the art world, I've created my own conceptual pieces but I am also open to commission work.Presently I'm exploring combining metal and ceramics with the glass. please explore my website to see more. Christensen ne (Garfitt) www.adelechristensenglass.com
I started working in glass four years ago. I attended the local college and worked in stained glass, making suncatchers, pictures and boxes. More challenging projects include leaded door panels and porch windows.
Last year I took part in an introductory course on fusing and slumping. This exciting process has now got my full attention. The range of materials is fascinating - beautiful coloured glass, frit, foils, wire, glassline paper and paint. I am captivated!