Andrea Spencer's portfolio takes two divergent paths: public art commissions and autonomous sculpture.
The work she creates for commissioned public art works specialise in innovative applications of glass for the built environment, her small-scale sculpture and site-specific installations are concept driven. Throughout her work Spencer maintains an emphasis on the unique properties of glass, exploiting the intrinsic qualities of transparency, fragility and fluidity inherent within the material through the making process.
When I started working in glass six years ago, playing with coloured glass and the effects of light on it became an inspiration and compulsion for me. My glasswork is varied, from the magical world of my glass book and its related curiosities, to glass bowls and panels, using printing, hand-painting and etching techniques.
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
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 North Wales from mouth blown clear and coloured glass collaged and kiln worked. Also hot glass sculptural pieces with bronze additions 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.
MA Studies in Hot Glass at Wolverhampton University 2013.