Alan J Poole is 'Dan Klein Associates', a collector and promoter of British and Irish contemporary glass and a former Director of North Lands Creative Glass. Dan Klein Associates: Over the years we have promoted contemporary glass in numerous ways such as through curating exhibitions, publishing books & exhibition catalogues and, writing previews, reviews & forwards of exhibitions for magazines. These days, I am now primarily, a promoter of British & Irish Contemporary Glass via a monthly news list/letter whilst still occassionally collecting glass. If you wish to be included in the news lists, please send me your exhibition, open studio, fauir or market information (and copy of your c.v., if you haven't already).
Shivashtie is a sculptor and artist working in a variety of media including ceramic, glass, metal, wood, brick and various painting mediums. Shivashtie explores reality and perception and works intuitively, letting materials speak for themselves and combining materials in ways which invite the viewer to question what they see.
Working from her studio in the West Midlands, Susan Purser Hope focuses on kiln formed architectural commissions and sculptures. Susan has run her own interior design consultancy for many years and has expanded her portfolio to include her glasswork into countrywide projects.
Lesley has been engraving glass professionally in her own business since 1984, both in Africa and in UK. She has had a myriad of clients from all corners of the globe and with many tastes. This is reflected in the art glass that she creates when not working on bespoke commissions. It is varied and offers something for everyone.
My work is kiln-formed, incorporating a range of media from fusing to painting with glass paint and enamels. I also like to use recycled float glass. I have studied at City Lit, Swansea and other short courses, and completed the Postgraduate Professional Certificate at Central St Martins in 2002.
Inspiration for my work is drawn from the world around me. I explore these observations through kiln formed glass, intricately cutting and layering float glass, drawing and collaging with natural materials, wire and coloured glass to create both abstracted and figurative imagery.