Region:North West England

Technique:Kiln work, Leaded and stained


Discipline:Decorative, Design, Functional

Areas of Interest:Exhibition, Networking, Techniques

Product:Jewellery, Sculptural, Wall pieces

Country:United Kingdom

Lyndsay Atkinson

After recently retiring from a career as a physiotherapist in the NHS, I am now excited to be able to focus on my passion for glass art. Based in Handbridge, Chester I make fused glass which is abstract and inspired by the magical effects created by light and glass.

I sell my glass through local galleries and craft events and have exhibited at national events including the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, ‘Art in the Pen’, ‘Glorious Glass’, St Helen’s and the Great North Art Show, Ripon.
I make a range of glass pieces from jewellery and platters to larger wall mounted panels and individual commissions. In my work I combine the processes of fusing glass with sandblasting and traditional stained glass techniques. Fluidity and depths are further explored through layers of colour and surface decoration with sandblasting and metallic lustre paints.
Currently I am experimenting with the firing of organic materials within glass – dried seed heads, grasses and leaves – to capture the process of decay over time.

'Sunburst' (fused glass enamel powders) , Studio 6

'Cascade' (metallic lustres fired on glass) , Studio 6

'Spanish Summer' , Studio 6

'Flow' (metallic lustres fired on glass) , Studio 6

Decorative detail ( surface sandblasting) , Studio 6

'Sunburst' detail (glass enamel powders) , Studio 6