Region:North West England

Technique:Hot glass


Areas of Interest:Techniques

Country:United Kingdom


Mark Fenn

Maker in BBC1's Make it at Market Series 1. I became interested in glass and the history of glass in 1972. I started glassblowing on my arts degree foundation course in 1977. I graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in 3D Design Glass with Ceramics from Stourbridge College of Technology and Art in 1982, where in my final year I combined centrifuged and pressed glass. I attended The Glass Centre in Brierley Hill, 1982/83 before working at WSCAD 1983/84. I left my chosen career path due to the onset of illness and I had a break from glassblowing for 36 years moved to Liverpool in 1994. I now live in North Wales and take the inspiration for my glass art from from the surrounding countryside where I live and keep my bees and the Liverpool Bay.

I am a glassblower, beekeeper and conservationist, I combine my passions by infusing the honey gathered from my native Welsh Black bees into my glass. I started glassblowing again in 2019 and in 2020 set up my Studio, Liverpool Bay Hotshop, during Lockdown, in the Northern Lights, in the heart of Liverpool’s cultural quarter, the Baltic Triangle. In addition to creating my Honey Infused glass art I run glassblowing courses and studio hire.

Honey infused Glass , JM Fenn

Honey infused glass, queen cell. , JM Fenn

Infused Cone , JM Fenn

JM Fenn at Make it at Market, Series 1 , A Malcolm

Honey infused white 1 , JM Fenn

Honey infused shell , JM Fenn

Honey Infused Hexagons , JM Fenn

Stourbridge Glass Museum Collection , Mark Fenn