I started work in glass with a Stained Glass Apprenticeship in 1990 working on new commissions, conservation and restoration. I was introduced to glass fusing in 1995, this has added another dimension to my work and I continue to explore kiln work in various forms.
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.
Alex R creates glass which is opulent and seductive. She specialises in contemporary glass panels, lightboxes and vessels made to commission for both public and private clients. From sumptuous fused glass bowls to large scale installations of glittering glass, intricate surfaces are the signature style of her work. Alex is currently working on a technique of edge-bonding to exploit the optical ambiguities which arise from the translucency of glass. She is also developing a range of glass vessels for retail.
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.