I work from my new studio, Bal Maiden Studio Glass, in West Cornwall. We have over a decade of experience working in glass. We design and produce traditional and modern glass for domestic and architectural spaces. Our bespoke commissioning service offers a wide variety of techniques and finishes including leaded stained glass, fusing, sandblasting, kiln-formed casting and painting. We also offer courses for beginners and workshop facilities for the more experienced.
Istra Toner was born in 1947 in Montenegro. Since 1968 she lives in the UK. She studied psychology and psychotherapy at Reading, and London Universities and worked at Cambridge, London, Chester, and Liverpool Universities. During this time she kept up with all forms of art. graduated in Applied Art and Design, from Glyndwr Universiti in Wales in 2008. She now runs community projects in U.K. and from her studio in Croatia. She is a regular exhibitor in UK and abroad. www.istrauistri.blogspot.com
I am working in fused glass and offer a range of art glass as well as bowls, coasters and jewellery. I also offer personalised gifts and commissions.
I completed a MRes in Art Studies and teach fused glass as part of the Art and Design Foundation Degree at Kingston College as well as other workshops. I am a member of the Just Glass Society and served on their committee for several years before retiring due to family reasons.
Sarah acquired the BA Contemporary Crafts degree at University College Falmouth 2008, where she learnt the techniques of Patte de Verre, lost wax casting and fusing. Prior to this, she attended Plymouth College to gain a 'City and Guilds Creative Skills Certificate' in decorative stained glass.
Norwegian born Margareth predominantly works with the medium of glass, combining digital production and traditional making processes. She is based at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland where she completed her PhD in water jetting technology and glass in December 2011. Working with the medium for 16 years, her skill-base is broad ranging, in terms of production methods and application.
She has received numerous prizes, awards and scholarships for her artwork and has participated in several international exhibitions and design fairs, such SOFA New York, the British Glass Biennale (UK,) 100% Design, (UK), Designers Block, (UK), Coburger Glass Prize Exhibition, (DE), Design Mart (UK) and unusual places such as the House of Commons, the British Parliament.