I am studying three dimensional design at Manchester metropolitan university.
I work at The World Of Glass in st helens as a Apprentice glassblower.
I originally studied printed textile design and after completing a P.G.C.E. I taught Art & Design for a number of years. Consequently I discovered glass and opened my studio, Discovery Glass in County Down in 1990. My work has developed from solely "tiffany" style glass to kiln-formed, fused and stained glass.My creations are very varied, from jewellery to windows and I specialise in commissioned pieces. I offer tuition to small groups of students.
My original training was as a designer, and I've kept an interest in design whilst working in IT as my main career. The glass I produce is for my own interest, and experimental in trying to develop a technique with the paperweights that gives me some consistancy and ability to reproduce the form and textural qualities. I enjoy experimenting with colour and different inclusions in the paperweights.
I studied Architectural Stained Glass at Swansea finishing in 95. Since leaving I have worked with different studios and gained valuble experience. I now work designing and making my own work for public and private spaces. I like to work in a painterly and semi abstract style.
Christopher McElhatton is an artist working in Suffolk, his studio is located between Aldringham and Thorpeness and he has exhibited his work in East Anglia and London. He also accepts commissions.