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.
The facination that glass is silica just amazes me. I started glass working in the early 80's after trying various
other media. Etching's and carving across South Africa, Working with both corporate and interior designers.I moved to Hogsback SA and built a furnass and Kiln. The fascination began.
Flameworking has allowed me to express my love for nature through a completely different form.