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I use many of the traditional techniques practised by stained glass artists over the centuries, to create work which is highly contemporary. I specialise in using decorative techniques in my work, including sandblasting, gilding, plating, false leading, kiln-fired paints and stains.
24 years glass making experience. Rejoined the fold after an hiatus of 9 years teaching FE Art & Design. Moving away from small gallery piece to larger scale architectural work. Having previously been a BAG committee member I am reacquainting myself with glass by doing an MA at the University of Wolverhampton.
Joanne works in traditional leaded glass and more contemporary glassworking techniques including fusing, screenprinting, sandblasting and engraving.Inspired by the natural world, her work draws upon the beauty and mystery often overlooked in everyday life.
My move from fine art to studio glass began at London Glass Blowing in 1994 where in subsequent years I became a freelance curator specialising in glass jewellery and glass art exhibitions. In 2004 I was introduced to Nulife Glass’ unique furnace technology that recycles the glass from older style televisions, otherwise known as cathode ray tubes or CRTs. The process extracts metallic lead from the CRT glass and with my background in the creative sector and glass, I have collaborated with many artists to develop new products from the recycled material.
Recently retired, my profession was designing large corporate telecommunications networks.
I am now setting up a studio to carry out a hobby that was suspended 20 years ago. I am going to explore my artistic nature eventually combining pottery and glass in to works of art.