Monique Swinkels was born in 1970 the Netherlands where she finished the Academy of Art. Her passion for flameworking started in 2004, after attending a workshop “glass bead creation”. She started with the creation of glass beads, often containing designs of flowers, and used them in her homemade necklaces and bracelets. She refined her technique and learned to work off-mandrel. Her need and drive to experiment with new techniques resulted in glassart pieces, that combine flameworking with sandcasting.
Monique is a multidisciplinary glassartist that has been educated in soft glass, borosilicate and in furnace work. Her work has been exhibited on several national and international events and galleries.
Tabitha Tansey is a glass artist based in rural North Shropshire. She is currently studying for an MA in Applied Art at Glyndwr University
I work in lead, tiffany and fused glass. Happiest making large windows but enjoy my kiln and smaller projects too
The Glass Hub is an educational centre based in South West England where students of all abilities can learn and develop the craft of glassmaking. At The Glass Hub we provide extensive glass-working facilities alongside the support of an excellent, highly qualified and experienced team of tutors to foster individual creative growth and expertise. We offer short courses, masterclasses, longer termly technique-focused classes, and studio/equipment hire.