By profession, Mo Costalas is an Interior architect with 27 years experience. She 'discovered' glass several years ago and was instantly fascinated by the material and its endless possibilities of shape, texture and light. Her main inspiration comes from the human form, nature, the sea, forests and unusual rock formations. This forms the background to most of her work although architectural shapes still inspires and motivates her.
As a glass artist the main body of her work has been done using the lost wax technique and kiln form casting
I graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a First Class Honours Degree in Decorative Arts specialising in Glass in 2004. My original degree work was in cast glass, but now I work exclusively with recycled bottles and discarded windows, creating decorative domestic ware and one off art pieces for Fairs.
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Creative Glass UK gives 15% discount to CGS members and offers an inspirational range of glass, kilns, moulds, tools, materials, machinery and technical advice for the glass artist - plus a comprehensive choice of workshops featuring both glass and Art Clay. CGUK is the country's leading stockist of the full range of Bullseye Glass and compatible products, plus a wide range of Dichroic, Spectrum, and Wissmach glasses. If it's a kiln you require, CGUK offer BVD and Paragon kilns, plus Glastar and Kristall grinders and sandblasters. We also stock the complete Art Clay Silver range. You can order from our online shop at www.creativeglassshop.co.uk, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01634 735416.
I have Graduated form PCAD in the summer of 2008 from a BA (Hons) degree in Applied Art. I decided to specialise in glass in my second year and have loved it ever since.