Creative Glass UK gives 15% discount to CGS members and offers an inspirational range of glass, kilns, moulds, tools, materials, machinery and technical advice for the glass artist - plus a comprehensive choice of workshops featuring both glass and Art Clay. CGUK is the country's leading stockist of the full range of Bullseye Glass and compatible products, plus a wide range of Dichroic, Spectrum, and Wissmach glasses. If it's a kiln you require, CGUK offer BVD and Paragon kilns, plus Glastar and Kristall grinders and sandblasters. We also stock the complete Art Clay Silver range. You can order from our online shop at www.creativeglassshop.co.uk, by email at email@example.com or phone 01634 735416.
We offer short breaks, holidays and retreats, teaching copper foiled & leaded glass plus glass appliqué, in the Kent Downs as well as in hotels and retreat centres. We also make and sell small glass gift items.
I have Graduated form PCAD in the summer of 2008 from a BA (Hons) degree in Applied Art. I decided to specialise in glass in my second year and have loved it ever since.
Although I have been using Glass as my main medium for over forty years I studied Fine Art originally, and this still colours my work. I see myself as a constructivist primarily, combining different types and forms of glass with metals, both cast and fabricated. Kiln forming allows me to stage my form building, and my decision-making along the life of the progression from idea to object. In terms of imagery and intent I feel closer to the English Painting tradition than to more mainstream glass art products. Artists like Graham Sutherland, and Peter Lanyon react with the landscape in a way that I identify with. In so far as I understand my own motives, I try to produce objects that grow from observations and artefacts and which fuse (literally ! ) into a new, personal, complex, decorative unity.