Region:South West England

Technique:Etching, Flame working, Kiln work


Discipline:Decorative, Functional, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Exhibition, Networking, Techniques

Product:Architectural, Commission, Design/ Functional/ interiors, Installations, Jewellery, Sculptural, Sculpture, Wall pieces, Windows

Country:United Kingdom


Gail Boothman

My love affair with glass started a few years ago now and still delights me with the many ways I have found to express my creativity and artistry. In the studio hidden away in a secret area near the Dorset coast. My Partner and I produce unique, high-quality glass art using a range of kiln forming techniques to generate incredible effects in our work. Every design is carefully thought-out in the way light can influence the design and intensify its impact. Inspiration comes from the coast, the vibrant countryside or simply the magnificent qualities of glass itself. We create bespoke works of art for private commissions, kitchen splashbacks and tableware glass and Glass & metal sculptures for the garden. We are always looking to find new ways of working with glass to produce exciting and unusual pieces.

Ian and I have an amazing studio just out side Poole in Dorset and we regularly take part in Dorset Art weeks and Purbeck Art Weeks opening our Studio to the public. This year I will be demonstrating the art of making Lampwork beads at a variety of venues, which we often incorporate into our unique jewellery.
We have been lucky enough to have our Glass and metal Garden Sculptures displayed at Chelsea Flower Show in the Glass Garden which is curated by fellow CGS member Gabrielle Argent and also as part of the Sculpture exhibition at the Sussex Prairie Gardens. We have held our first ever Solo exhibitions in Upton Country Park in Upton, Poole, and at Walford Mill in Wimborne. Both very successful events.
We are working on new pieces at the moment getting ready for this Years events and Open Studio.

Sky Nova wall piece , Gail Boothman

Solar Flare , Ian Godfrey

This is me! , Sarah Weal

Wild Garden , Gail Boothman

Working at the Lampwork station , Ian Godfrey

Garden pieces , Ian Godfrey and Gail Boothman

Cresting Wave , Gail Boothman

Silver and Glass Bracelet. , Ian Godfrey

lampwork bead and silver ring , Gail Boothman