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.
Monique Swinkels was born in 1970 the Netherlands where she finished the Academy of Art. Her passion for flameworking started in 2004, after attending a workshop “glass bead creation”. She started with the creation of glass beads, often containing designs of flowers, and used them in her homemade necklaces and bracelets. She refined her technique and learned to work off-mandrel. Her need and drive to experiment with new techniques resulted in glassart pieces, that combine flameworking with sandcasting.
Monique is a multidisciplinary glassartist that has been educated in soft glass, borosilicate and in furnace work. Her work has been exhibited on several national and international events and galleries.