Technique:Cold work, Etching, Kiln work


Discipline:Decorative, Design, Jewellery

Areas of Interest:Education, Techniques, Workshops

Product:Jewellery, Table ware, Wall pieces

Country:United Kingdom

County:Argyll and Bute

Barbara Payne

Although my art degree was in graphic design I've taken to glass late in life with a passion. Living on a Scottish Island I'm largely self taught with a few short courses sprinkled in! I love the freedom of exploring different avenues in glass and the magic of opening the kiln. My studio has been gradually built up from the proceeds of sales of work on the island. I now sell on Isle20, a site set up for Scottish Island businesses during covid.

I work in fused glass to make jewellery and small items generally of a quirky nature. I repurpose bottles drunk on Coll by cutting and sandblasting my designs into them to transform them into something new. I’m experimenting with enamels and different ways of drawing and printing onto glass. The photos don’t show my full range of work as I’ve just grasped photgraphing and editing glass pictures.

Fused glass pendant

Pendant inspired by buoy shapes

Recycled sandblasted bottle

Fused glass owl