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.
My practice includes conceptual sculptural pieces, as well as architectural and site-specific installations. I am inspired by geometry, abstraction and architecture. I use lost wax casting to create negative spaces within the form of a piece, which distorts and refracts through the density of glass and can represent deeper perspectives.
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.
I love using texture and colour in my work and am intrigued by the refraction of light. Glass allows me to develop this with a rich diversity. My inspiration comes from natural themes, combining shapes and textures in different layers to draw the observer into the work and to add depth and interest.