Jane has lived in four countries - her inspiration comes from those diverse landscapes and cultures. Her art education started with sculpture and drawing, later, living in New England, Jane studied stained glass with Boston artist, Carolyn Stock. She broadened her experience taking several master classes with Jayne Persico, Emma Varga, Bob Leatherbarrow and studied lampworking with Barbara Mason.
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.