Maker of contemporary lampwork glass beads, lampwork teacher and designer/maker of my own range of jewellery.
Based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Rachel Welford works to commission creating bespoke architectural glass artwork, including window, door and wall panels, screens and installations for any architectural application. Rachel also produces artwork in glass and paper based media following her own independent creative ideas making artworks for gallery, domestic interior or exterior environments.
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We are Ron & Ann Wheeler of Artius Glass and are the Appointed Secondary Market Specialists to Isle of Wight Studio Glasshaving worked with the Studio since 1980 and we are considered the foremost authorities on the Studio & the life and works of Michael Harris including his work in founding Mdina Glass.
Studied Sculpture Saint Martins School of Art late fifties, Architectural Stained Glass in the Ninties following on to Kiln Formed Glass until present day. I study in workshops at RACC in Richmond.
I play with various warm glass techniques, layering the glass with powders and paint, and often incorporating leaves and printed or stencilled designs. Layers of glass replicate the layers and strata of the land – hills, skies, beaches, rivers and seas.