I was first drawn to working with glass through seeing a documentary film about leaded glass windows, as seen most commonly in churches.
A one-day taster course with an artist in Brighton left me completely hooked, and led me to finding a class at Richmond Adult College. There I was introduced to a different process which I have been obsessed with ever since; glass fusing. This entails pieces of glass being assembled, as in a collage, and heated to a very high temperature in a kiln, so that the glass softens and pieces are fused together. Differing results can be obtained by combining various types and forms of glass, by being creative with colour and by fusing at different temperatures.
I now have my own kiln, turning a room in my Streatham Hill flat into a workshop. My glass pictures have been exhibited and sold in the Mall Galleries, St James, SW1 in 2021 and 2022 and latterly in the Pink & Poppy Gallery in Merton Abbey Mills.
Venue name & address: Streatham Heart Foundation Books and Music, 94 Streatham High Road SW16 1B6