I am a glass artist based in Halifax, West Yorkshire and work with stained glass, fused glass and mosaics. I run courses from my workshop in Halifax to introduce you to the techniques required to produce your own work. All my courses are technical, hands-on, practical workshops with the aim of inspiring you to be excited and creative with the medium of glass. I also produce my own work with a preference for fused glass. I work with mainly float glass and use texture and frits to bring the glass alive.
I completed a BA Degree in Design with Surface Pattern and Glass in 2000 and then developed the ‘artlounge’, an art gallery selling over 180 artist’s work, with exhibitions, art and craft classes and community projects. During this time I sold my own work. With a change of occupation for a time I then in 2012 completed a Masters Degree in Design, Ceramics and Glass at UCLAN
In first seeking success in the world of art I studied and investigated form and surface through drawing and mixed media, and learning techniques to manipulate and create with glass, clay and carving stone. Light and shadow, colour and surface continuously play on my mind encouraging forms to emerge. The heart of my creative endeavours are bound in, knowledge, truth and the joy of making.
My name is Linda Thomson and I live near the country town of Biggar, with my husband two dogs and three cats. I have always been interested in crafts, particularly Papier Mache bowls and vases, glass and silk painting. I have been making Dichroic glass jewellery for about two years selling locally through shops, crafts fairs, and the internet.
I have been engraving glass for over 20 years and it has been my main professional activity for the last 15. I was elected a Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers in 2000. I work both to commission and for exhibitions.