My practice includes conceptual sculptural pieces, as well as architectural and site-specific installations. I am inspired by geometry, abstraction and architecture. I use lost wax casting to create negative spaces within the form of a piece, which distorts and refracts through the density of glass and can represent deeper perspectives.
I have recently moved to the North Kent Coast after 26 years of dreaming about living by the sea. The ever changing light, weather and seasons inspire my glass work. I find inspiration from the colours and forms found in nature to the multi coloured beach huts and deckchairs found along the beautiful North Kent Coast.
Gaynor has been making Gothic Glass and Jewellery for many years now.She has studied the applied arts extensively; finally giving up studying for her degree to commit herself entirely to Moon House Gothic.She works with both kiln-fused glass and sterling silver to produce a stunning array of Jewellery, decorative panels, home ware items and art glass with a distinct 'gothic feel' to them.
I love using texture and colour in my work and am intrigued by the refraction of light. Glass allows me to develop this with a rich diversity. My inspiration comes from natural themes, combining shapes and textures in different layers to draw the observer into the work and to add depth and interest.
Mary has a varied art/craft background with tuition at Nottingham College of Art, Westminster and Hornsea. Six years ago she acquired the basic skills for making pieces of fused glass at Stanton Guildhouse. She has exhibited and sold work at Martin's Gallery in Cheltenham, Hadfield Fine Art, Broadway Modern, Barnbury at Winchcombe and with the Fosseway Artists.
I am a part time student at Wolverhampton University studying a MA in Applied Arts specialising in glass, having previously spent two years at the International Glass centre at Dudley College, on a 3D glass course and latterly on the Associateship in glass.