Annette's main inspiration is the glass itself, and its many different facets - reflection, transparency, shadow, opalescence, depth, colour. Its mobility when hot - its fragility when cold. Please look at the website www.glasstastik.co.uk, she employs most of the glass processes and has created a few ranges to provide a signature.
Ruth works from her studio, based in Cardiff, where she produces a variety of fused and kiln formed objects of vivid colour and depth such as bowls, jewellery, as well as free standing and wall mounted pieces. She also works alongside architects to design and produce or restore leaded lights.
Lisa Sheppy works with fused glass and enamel printmaking a form which she developed whilst studying for her MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking at UWE, Bristol. Ideas for the work are based on garments from historical contexts and their significance as representation of women, society and confinement.
After a career as a Graphic Designer a move to the USA prompted me to pursue a new creative direction. I studied the art and craft of Stained Glass in Connecticut and then on my return to London I began studying and working with both Kiln formed glass and Blown glass. In 2007 I set up my own professional practice. In 2010 I joined the team at London Glassblowing Studio and Gallery as Exhibition Co-ordinator and Curator.
I recycle float glass into bowls, plates, small sculptures and jewellery using enamels, paint, metallic & glass inserts. I enjoy experimenting and using other media together with glass.