I have loved working with glass ever since I joined a stained glass course at Lewisham Adult Education in 2005. I now teach stained glass and glass fusing at the Learning and Enterprise College Bexley. I mostly work with fused glass and I am fascinated by the endless possibilities and techniques to experiment with. I love the combination of science and art and take my inspiration from nature, maths, science, cricket and London.
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• Title - Glass Splashes • Price - Black and purple splashes - £12, all others £16 • Medium - Fused glass • Size - Orange splash – 17cm at its widest Aqua splash – 17.5cm Black splash – 14cm Blue splash – 18.5cm Purple splash – 15cm • Description - Add a splash of colour to your life! These splashes were made by firing pieces of glass together at a very high fusing temperature to create the curvy splashy shapes. They can be made with coloured glass or with clear glass which is then fired again with coloured glass powders.
• Kilncarved Glass • Green leaf bowl - £30 Purple bowl - £25 Snowflake in frame - £25 • Fused glass • Green leaf bowl – 22.5cm x 12.5cm Purple bowl – 13.7cm diameter Snowflake in frame – 16cm x 16cm • Kilncarving is glass fusing method that allows you to create texture and pattens in glass. The framed snowflake has a stand (as seen in the photograph) or a removable chain so it can also hung in a window to let the light through.
• Optical effect circles and stripes • Yellows, greens and red stripes square dish - £35. Black and red stripes and bubbles dish £25. Multicoloured circles and stripes dish £15 • Fused glass Yellows, greens and red stripes square dish - 20.5cm x 20.5cm Black and red stripes and bubbles dish - 14.5cm x 14.5cm Multicoloured circles and stripes dish – 11cm x 11cm • These dishes are made by exploiting the way glass softens and changes shape in the heat of the kiln – the circles started off as squares and the wavy lines were straight before they were fired.
• Glass frits and powders • Various prices from £10 - £40 • Fused glass frits and powders • Smallest piece – 12.5cm diameter. Largest piece – 20.5cm diameter • These colourful glass pieces are made by fusing together crushed glass and powders to create a variety of shapes and colours. This method produces an effect that looks more like ceramic than glass. The two smallest pieces are flat and the rest have been slumped into bowls.
• Fused glass and painted flowers • £30 • Fused glass and traditional glass paint • 16cm x 16cm • This piece has been fused with transparent coloured glass and then painted with traditional stained glass paint which is fired in the kiln to make it permanent. The frame comes with both a stand and a chain (either can be removed) so it can stand or be hung.
• Glass powder layers in fused glass – square dish • £50 • Fused glass and powders • 18.5cm x 18.5cm • This unique glass dish is made by layering sparkly blue glass powder between multiple sheets of glass, cutting it up, rearranging it, and firing it multiple times to distort and soften the lines of colour. A labour intensive method with different results every time.
• Glass powder layers in fused glass – shallow bowl • £80 • Fused glass and powders • 29cm diameter • This unique glass bowl is made by layering sparkly blue glass powder between multiple sheets of glass, smashing it up, rearranging it, and firing it multiple times to distort and soften the lines of colour.
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