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I studied Architectural Stained Glass at Swansea finishing in 95. Since leaving I have worked with different studios and gained valuble experience. I now work designing and making my own work for public and private spaces. I like to work in a painterly and semi abstract style.
I trained as an Interior designer and moved to glass 20 years ago. I work to commission, exhibit in galleries. and run courses from my workshop. I live in the forest of Dean which has helped me understand the way images on glass show us the world beyond its surface differently.
Worked as a telephone engineer for 34 years in the Derbyshire Peak district which gave me inspiration for my glass work which I took up some 12 years ago. Mainly work now in stained glass both foiled and leaded. My pieces take a long time to make as I was retired due to Muscular dystrophy 6 years ago and this impedes my dexterity. Glass has always given me a great deal of pleasure and makes me think and appreciate the beauty of our surroundings.
Judith Menges BA (Hons)Transparent ImagesStudio Glass DesignsAn Artist with 25 years of experience in many aspects of the art world. Specialising in producing exclusive kiln-formed and cast glass designs for wall mounting, decorative and functional use.Her work features in various private and public collections, including Scurr & Partners, (Architects) Beverly Knowles Fine Arts Gallery, several doctors' surgeries and private collections. The three unique series that make up her collection of glass images are: The Sky Series - which encompasses photographic imaging of the planets and other celestial bodies in our solar system.The Body Series - made up of images taken from structures and relationships observed through micro-photographic imaging of the interior of the body and its cells, reinterpreted in conceptual forms.The Gemstones Series - new glass images of precious and semi-precious gemstones; as seen through a microscope.Manufacturing processes include methods of: Fusing and combining sheet glass in the kiln; Casting of molten glass; Manipulating clear and coloured frits, wire and metals into the glass designs.