Region:East Midlands

Technique:Kiln work, Leaded and stained, Painting

Occupation:Artist, Educator

Discipline:Architectural, Decorative, Functional

Areas of Interest:Education, Techniques, Workshops

Product:Architectural, Commission, Design/ Functional/ interiors, Fine Art, Lighting, Table ware, Wall pieces, Windows

Country:United Kingdom


Sally Beeston

I fell in love with glass 35 years ago at Swansea School of Art, where I trained professionally in Architectural Stained Glass. I worked in Japan at the studio of Kuni Kajiwara for 18 months on leaving Swansea, then spend a year travelling, visiting and working in stained glass studios in Australia. On my return to the UK I trained to teach and I have just retired from 26 years as an Art, Design & Technology teacher in a secondary school, predominantly delivering textiles. My style and techniques are a collaboration of years of study and work experience and I am drawn to pattern, colour and and texture. In 2011 after spending a year gaining a qualification in Fused Glass Craft, I set up the DAISYGLASS Studio. I am in a constant cycle of experimentation and professional development, striving for fused glass and stained glass perfection. I design and make pieces using a variety of fused glass techniques which I sometimes combine with traditional stained glass techniques. I work to commission and supply a number of galleries. I also teach adult fused glass classes and exhibit my work at various events around the country.

Recent projects include designing a stained glass panel for a farming family’s barn conversion in which I combined both traditional stained glass painting and staining techniques with fused glass and kiln carving. I make a range of small decorative products that include sun catchers, coasters and plates, along with larger art pieces. Recent commissions include stained glass style painted Christmas baubles, plates and wall plaques.

The Four Elements , Lindsay Pilkington

Dragonfly Plate

Pink Cat Plaque

Hillcrest Orchard Panel

Anniversary Lantern

Gay Bull

Sea Lantern

Sugar Skull Coasters

Green Wall Plaque