Phone:+447812151497

Email:hilaryshields@mistral.co.uk

Region:South East England

Technique:Casting, Kiln work, Leaded and stained

Occupation:Artist

Discipline:Decorative, Functional

Areas of Interest:Exhibition, Supplies, Techniques

HILARY, SHIELDS

I discovered glass through adult education, following a career in the pharmaceutical industry. I am fascinated with the properties of glass and the numerous techniques to be experimented with. I make functional and decorative fused and leaded items for the home and garden. I like to use glass powders to give texture and to combine pattern and vibrant colours.

Although based in Kent I spend a number of weeks each year in Fife, Scotland and take inspiration from the coastline, colours and landscape there. I have recently been taking plaster casts of the ripples in the sand to slump glass and evoke memories of the beach.

Summer Oat Field , Nick Clark

Coast bowl, 30cm diameter , Nick Clark

Oat Field detail , Nick Clark

Beach Memories in stand , Nick Clark

Coast bowl detail , Nick Clark