I work from my new studio, Bal Maiden Studio Glass, in West Cornwall. We have over a decade of experience working in glass. We design and produce traditional and modern glass for domestic and architectural spaces. Our bespoke commissioning service offers a wide variety of techniques and finishes including leaded stained glass, fusing, sandblasting, kiln-formed casting and painting. We also offer courses for beginners and workshop facilities for the more experienced.
Istra Toner was born in 1947 in Montenegro. Since 1968 she lives in the UK. She studied psychology and psychotherapy at Reading, and London Universities and worked at Cambridge, London, Chester, and Liverpool Universities. During this time she kept up with all forms of art. graduated in Applied Art and Design, from Glyndwr Universiti in Wales in 2008. She now runs community projects in U.K. and from her studio in Croatia. She is a regular exhibitor in UK and abroad. www.istrauistri.blogspot.com
Sarah acquired the BA Contemporary Crafts degree at University College Falmouth 2008, where she learnt the techniques of Patte de Verre, lost wax casting and fusing. Prior to this, she attended Plymouth College to gain a 'City and Guilds Creative Skills Certificate' in decorative stained glass.
Margareth is a designer-maker with 10 years experience in the field of glass working in a range of techniques including casting, fusing and waterjet. Her work ranges from public and private commissions, one-off sculptures, installation art, architectural panels, jewellery, lighting and tableware. Her work has been exhibited throughout Europe at selected exhibitions and design shows.