Working with kiln-fired glass is both rewarding and challenging. The process is quite physical in that it involves measuring, cutting, grinding and firing and this, coupled with the unpredictability of the final outcome, is what makes it such an appealing and absorbing activity.
For the last thirty five years I have had a dual career of builder and glass blower. I have always hoped I would die at the glory hole but now that seems unlikely. The price of gas has gone through the roof and rightly so. Currently I am on sabbatical and am an elderly but full time builder.
Belinda has been working as an artist for over 50 years. She has worked in 3 D and latterly she has become passionate about cast glass. She gradutates from Farnham campus of University of the Creative Arts this Summer.
I spent over ten years working as a freelance portrait/reportage photographer before studying at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design where I graduated in Glass and Fine Art and Glass and Architecture.
I undertake private commissions at my workshop in East London and work part time as head designer at Lead & Light Studios.