My focus is on making cast glass sculptures that capture and contrast light through the use of various and multiple textures, creating surfaces that reflect, transmit or stop the light in its tracks. Glass is often presented as a hard, unyielding medium but my work aims to show that it can have the tactility and apparent malleability of softer, more supple materials. When people see my work, I want them to want to touch it.
I am a full-time flameworker, working and teaching from my studio on the edge of the Peak District. I started as a glass bead maker, and now combine glass bead making with sculptural flamework. My inspiration comes from words, poetry, song lyrics - as well as my immedate surroundings, including both nature and family.
Jane Littlefield is a stained glass artist based in the Peak District. She has a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art. She has recently worked on projects with primary schools to design and produce windows for their buildings. Her own work is inspired by the landscape of the Peak District.
I am a designer-maker of cast and kiln formed glass. I will be graduating from UCA Farnham in June 2013. My designs come from a wealth of experience in environmental design and archaeology. I make architectural pieces as well as functional and sculptural objects.
Nathalie, born in France, is the creative force behind Louise Ashton Design. During the 3 years she spent in the US, Nathalie enrolled at the Studio, in Corning (NY). She currently lives in the United Kingdom, where she makes all of her jewellery, emphasizing her flair for color, quality and style.