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Johnson, Tlws

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Tlws Johnson

I was a very mature student when I enrolled in High Wycombe College to do a degree in ceramics and glass. I graduated much older and wiser in 1996 and decided to put my newfound knowledge to work. With the aid of Southern Arts Council I set up my workshop in Gawcott, near Buckingham and began making artistic glass by the kiln formed method which melts the glass either to fuse and slump the glass or to melt the glass into a preformed mould.

I welcome visitors to my workshop during Bucks Open Studios in June (www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk) where they can ‘have-a-go’ at making a small fused pendant. Throughout the year I give both beginners and advanced classes in my well-equipped studio. Clients who would like me to make a piece of glass for them are especially welcomed and I take great delight in making a beautiful piece which will meet all their requirements and will be stunningly unique. Recently I have made a window for an oak door, a sink splashback with matching soap dish and seven large panels for an unusual curved stairwell. One of my cast glass sculptures was given as a leaving present to the retiring treasurer of the Aylesbury Vale Arts Council.

Details about work or recent projects

Recent works include window panels, splashbacks and large bowls in fused glass. An cast glass trophy for Bancffosfelin local Eisteddfod

Technique:
Casting, Kiln work, Painting
Occupation:
Artist, Educator, Trade and Industry
Discipline:
Decorative, Fine art, Sculptural
Areas of Interest:
Education, Exhibition, Manufacturing