Clare currently lives and works in the UK, she has worked at the JamFactory in Adelaide, Australia and has taken part in classes at the prestigious Pilchuck Glass School, WA, America. Clare is currently Artist in Residence at the Edinburgh college of Art for the academic year 2014/15.
Glass thrills me.Glass excites me.Glass is my drug! I have been working with glass since the early 1980's and love it now as much as I did then! I work in stained glass and incorporate fused glass in my work.
Gillian set up the Strawberry Glass studio in 2008 and undertakes commissions as well as running a busy programme of workshops.
In 2012, having taught Art and D&T for 15yrs, I decided to change direction and focus on my own creativity. I have worked with ceramics for 20yrs but only in the last 2yrs started to develop my skills with glass. I am interested in combining materials and craft skills.
I am a Design Crafts graduate, specializing in glass blowing. Since exploring a wide range of materials I chose to take glass further as it was immediately appealing to me, especially hot glass because I enjoy the physicality of it.
The fluidity of the material gives me the opportunity to push my ideas into an enhanced conceptual final design.