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Simon Bruntnell

I create work for a variety of contexts and sell through galleries and by commission. My work includes sculptural objects as well as more obviously functional pieces such as lighting and screens.

Tippy egg
artist's own picture

I have come to glass-making after a career in publishing as a writer and an editor.

Detail of Dish 129. Exhibited at International Festival of glass 2004
Photographic credit, Simon Bruntnell

I trained in Fine Art and stained glass originally. Later I gained an M.A. in Fine Art which benefitted my painting style and also gave me confidence in modern glass design.After working in glass at Central St.Martins, I am now using enamels and I work with kinectic glass sculpture also.

I was born in Japan and graduated from an art college in Tokyo.
I moved to UK in 1989 and discovered glass engraving. .
I took a variety of short courses and became a craft member of the Guild of Glass Engravers in 1994.
I exhibit regularly in exhibitions and have done various commissions (both private and commercial).

Photo; Diana East

Born 17th June 1952, Leicester, England.
After working for over twenty years as a freelance jewellery designer/maker I turned to working in glass in 1995. I was initially greatly helped by Kate Drew Wilkinson and have taken classes subsequently with very many people and I am still learning. I have found this a wonderful medium for personal expression and have been able to help to introduce other people to it through teaching the technique of flame work. I also demonstrate and give lectures. In 2001 I went to India to work with native craftsmen on new designs for a commercial catalogue and since then I have taught in Switzerland, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, New Zealand and USA as well as here in Britain.
I now work and teach in my studio at home.

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