My name is Linda Thomson and I live near the country town of Biggar, with my husband two dogs and three cats. I have always been interested in crafts, particularly Papier Mache bowls and vases, glass and silk painting. I have been making Dichroic glass jewellery for about two years selling locally through shops, crafts fairs, and the internet.
I have been engraving glass for over 20 years and it has been my main professional activity for the last 15. I was elected a Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers in 2000. I work both to commission and for exhibitions.
Deborah Timperley is a glass maker whose work has evolved from glass bowls and glass jewellery into pieces which explore a concept. Her current series explores a 'Dialogue at the Threshold' using black glass and 23.5ct gold. The pieces are a combination of open casting and lost wax casting.
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