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David Williams

Jessica is a County Durham-based artist working in cast and kiln-formed glass. She has a B.A. in Glass & Ceramics and an M.A. in Glass, both from the University of Sunderland, based at the National Glass Centre.

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Jay M. Smith

Originally a biochemist Chrissie re-discovered the challenge of experimentation with fused glass, silver stain and enamels. During her recent studies at Glyndwr University, Chrissie used hand-cut coloured glass or sandblasted float glass to translate the similarities between water and glass. Her sculptural forms are displayed in gardens, backlit with solar LEDs.

I have always loved the feel and appearance of glass. After a career in science & engineering, I have started exploring what I could achieve in glass. Glass is an amazing material. The way it reacts to heat, cold, pressure and abrasion can be surprising. Understand what the glass wants to do and you can make wonderful objects. Above all, I want my designs to be functional and useful, as well as beautiful.

I work with kiln formed glass, but also have a long standing love of textiles and the stitched mark. My practice combines elements of kiln formed glass with found objects, printmaking and stitch.

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