Region:South East England

Technique:Casting, Kiln work


Discipline:Decorative, Jewellery, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Exhibition, Networking

Product:Commission, Design/ Functional/ interiors, Jewellery, Sculptural, Wall pieces

Country:United Kingdom


Rachel Craig

I'm a kiln glass artist working in Surrey, UK, with a wide range of experience in fused glass pieces of artwork (ranging from wall-hung picture to jewellery), cast glass sculptures, pâte de verre and drop outs vessels.

I particularly love the technical potential of glass and my most recent series is a range of handmade glass pictures from glass sheet, glass frits and powders demonstrating their reactions with metals. The series includes pieces in a modern / post-impressionist style as well as abstract landscapes. My art journey feels like a reaction of knowledge, experiences and chemistry with materials – much like these pictures.
My qualifications in glass and ceramics (Higher Education Certificate from University for the Creative Arts, Farnham) and Adult Education courses at Morley college and Richmond Art school have broaden my technical skills. Thanks to wonderfully supportive teachers and mentors I have taken part in live exhibitions (Leicestershire, Bristol, Torquay, London), online CGS exhibitions and craft fairs; as well as exhibiting in Ireland, London and Tacoma (USA) via collaborative exhibitions.

I am a member of the Contemporary Glass Society and Just Glass group of artists. I am also a founding member of the UK Glass Art Collective – formed of 14 UK glass artists – who will be curating exhibitions each year and regularly collaborate and share knowledge. I am a regional coordinator for CGS for the South East of England along with Gabrielle Argent.

Reactive journey , Agata Pec Photography

Entrapment - close up , Agata Pec Photography

Sunny winter hillside , Agata Pec Photography

Reactive colours_drop out vase

Entrapment 3 platters , Agata Pec Photography

Metallic bowls on polished yew , Agata Pec Photography