Linda Banks holds a BA (hons) in Art and English and on the art side she specialised in glass techniques. She works with copper foil, lead and fused glass to create unique, artist-designed pieces in stained glass. She makes light shades, lamp shades, wall shades, mirrors and windows to her own styles, as well as working to commission to create heirloom artworks for birthdays, anniversaries and celebrations.
Linda's 'Marbellous' light shade will be on show at the prestigious 'New Glass - Ancient Skill, Contemporary Artform' exhibition at Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House, from January 31-May 12, 2013. This piece was made specifically to complement the Arts and Crafts surroundings of Blackwell. It uses the copper foil technique and contains over 700 individual pieces, including 1kg of marbles, each of which had to be individually foiled and tinned prior to assembly.