Member Directory: M
Sue is a maker of hot glass, designer, glass artist and experienced glass tutor and Programme Leader in HE (Applied Arts/Glass). She is currently building up her own glass studio in order to develop her practice. Sue was the first woman to lead a team of glassmakers at Dartington Crystal and studied for her MA in South Africa.
I specialise in hot glass techniques, cold work decoration and molten glass casting. Was awarded my 2:1 BA(Hons) Design and Applied Arts from Edinburgh College of Art in 2005.
While I was studying at the ECA I was chosen on merit to attend Alfred University, New York State as an exchange student. After completing my degree I studied postgraduate course at the International Glass Centre, West Midlands where I was awarded 5 distinctions.
After graduating I then worked for other makers, while still making my own designs. I also went on to teach glassblowing techniques, before concentrated on my own professional development.
I am now based in Bristol area, and have incorporated silversmithing back into my list of skills, by developing ranges of silver and glass jewellery.. I sell a wide range of work online, and in various galleries through out the UK and Europe.
I am a member of various organisations including the Heritage Crafts Association, Bristol Creatives, a-n, CraftFinder and CGS.
Please be in touch if you have any queries.
Charlie Macpherson creates unique pieces of hand blown contemporary glass. His approach balances the simplicity of his forms with more complicated use of line and pattern.
I am interested in exploring the tension between reality and representation by constructing transitional, three-dimensional map-like objects. The act of mapping is a powerful tool for constructing new realities out of old facts, to visualize alternative worlds and to enable interrelationships between previously unrelated layers of information. Maps are evolving structures, rhizomatic in nature, able to unfold identities, to give room to exploration and procedures of relating.
Designer and maker of Architectural Glass.
I work in many forms, sizes and techniques, all reached to create the ideas that nature, architecture and my photography inspire in me.
The scale of my work varies from installations to vessels and jewellery, and is in private, national and college collections. I teach from our beautiful, light, well equipped studio in West London and Brent.