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Born 1952 Hull, East Yorkshire. Glass Techniques & Technology/Advanced Diploma in Design at Dudley College International Glass Centre 2001-2004. Now based at the Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge - partner in Stourbridge Glassblowing Studio. Collected and exhibited internationally. Work held in collections of Broadfield House Glass Museum and Corning Museum of Glass.
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. She also makes jewellery and plant terrariums.
I have been working with glass for over thirty years. In early childhood, I displayed a passion for colour, drawing and sculpting, and attended classes at the Canterbury Art College at the age of eight. In the summer of 1973, at the age of twenty four, I started I B Designs carved and etched glass (whilst working full time as a designer).
I was instantly captivated by the scintillating qualities of light and colour in this volatile medium. I have since developed an instantly recognizable style. I am becoming known for the exquisite palette of coloured glass I use in my pieces, the absolute precision of my skills, and the uncompromising aesthetic quality.
All of my pieces are inspired from our one time existence on this beautiful planet.
I try to express my work with feeling of movement, texture and wildness. All of my pieces are designed by myself normally sketching the idea first.
They are all annealed in a digitally controlled kiln for strength and durability.
Made in the flame at my studio in Margate,