Nicola Steel is a glass designer and maker based in London. She has been working with blown glass for the last 6 years, and with lamp working for 4. Having been employed at glass studios, she is now focused on promoting her own work.
I have been a working designer for 25 years. Today I create fused and enamel-painted glass for display and interior design. These pieces combine decorative, functional and sculptural elements and my work can be seen and commissioned on my own website, davidstephensglassart.co.uk
I found that glass was the material for me. What attracts me about glass is to feel the viscosity and sensuality of it in its molten state.The luxury in working with glass is to realize whatever comes to my mind, whatever structure or color or shape I might want to see. The challenge is the continuous discovery of new technical skills in its combination with poetry and creativity
Originally trained as a medical illustrator, Nancy is now an engraver specialising in figurative subjects. Work ranges in scale from small crystal blocks, vessels and sculptures to large wall mounted pieces, often incorporating gold leaf. Nancy is developing an individual style, and is interested in experimentation. She is pursuing a contemporary approach to engraving using traditional skills and techniques and is an elected Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers.
Designed and made in Porthmadog from mouth blown clear and coloured glass collaged and kiln worked. Also hot glass sculptural pieces Exhibited throughout the UK, Holland, Germany, New York and Japan. He has work in the collection of the Museum of Arts and Crafts Hamburg, Germany.
Currently undertaking MA Studies in Hot Glass at Wolverhampton University.