Worked as a telephone engineer for 34 years in the Derbyshire Peak district which gave me inspiration for my glass work which I took up some 14 years ago. I mainly work now in stained glass both foiled and leaded. My pieces take a long time to make as I tend to work on small scale items using combinations of different processes. Glass has always given me a great deal of pleasure and makes me see and appreciate the beauty of our surroundings.
Judith Menges - Studio Glass Artist
Judith's on-going experimentations with new glass techniques and textures, has led her into producing an innovative and exclusive sculptural range of wall hanging and functional kiln-formed 'Glass Art'. She has produced over six different series of 'Glass Art' images including Gemstone themed glass, Planets & Our Solar System; based on NASA’s image of or universe; and the collections evolve and change yearly, so remain fresh and distinctive.
Currently undertaking a MA in Design Glass at Manchester Metropolitan University.
I am mainly interested in installation and sculptural work. I use glass as a material to express ideas and narratives. I am exploring the possibilities of extending traditional craft skills by utilising digital media thus creating new avenues in my material.
I presently live in the French Pyrenees, and naturally this imposing landscape is becoming an influence in my work, not only through subject, but also scale. Previously, in Dublin, I executed private/public commissions, personal pieces for gallery exhibition and competition where I was privileged to receive numerous awards.