My approach to sandblasted glass is from the perspective of a printed textile designer, inspired by decorative imagery rather than constrained by the technicalities of an age old technique. Passionate about drawing, design and decoration, I use glass as a surface to embellish and enjoy the fact that I am creating a product which is both functional and decorative whilst adding an element of history to a building.
Colin Reid is regarded as a pioneer in the field of kilncast glass. He exhibits internationally and has work in over 35 museum collections worldwide. He has undertaken many public and private commissions often combining glass with other media such as metal, stone or wood. Based in his studio in SW England, Colin has developed the expertise and facilities to handle large scale commissions in glass.
I am starting a BA in Contemporary Crafts at Plymouth College of Art in September 2011. My main area of interest is glass, although I'm excited about experiencing other aspects of craft. All aspects of glass making fascinates me and I am exploring the creative possibilities of glass. Glass is unique as it alters (and is altered by) light and manipulating this material changes its relationship with light.
Gaynor has been making Gothic Glass and Jewellery for many years now.She has studied the applied arts extensively; finally giving up studying for her degree to commit herself entirely to Moon House Gothic.She works with both kiln-fused glass and sterling silver to produce a stunning array of Jewellery, decorative panels, home ware items and art glass with a distinct 'gothic feel' to them.
Tony Roberts' artwork often incorporates glass, stained, cast, and laminated with other materials, typically steel and stone. His work is collected and shown internationally in both private and public installations. He works to commission, but also creates a body of original work which may be seen at his studios and gallery on the Welsh borders.
I am a part time student at Wolverhampton University studying a MA in Applied Arts specialising in glass, having previously spent two years at the International Glass centre at Dudley College, on a 3D glass course and latterly on the Associateship in glass.