Technique:Kiln work, Leaded and stained, Painting


Discipline:Architectural, Decorative, Functional

Areas of Interest:Exhibition, Techniques, Workshops

Product:Architectural, Commission, Fine Art, Wall pieces, Windows

Country:United Kingdom


Susan Thorne

I am a glass artist working from my home studio in the Brecon Beacons. I first discovered the love of glass at Hereford college of Art where I studied for a foundation degree. I followed this up by studying for an MA at Swansea Met. Since then I have taken short courses in glass painting, enamel work and silver stain, also fused glass, to enhance and develop my professional practice.

I make small and large, leaded and fused pieces, both decorative and architectural. I often incorporate both techniques in my work. This allows me to make larger pieces overcoming the restrictions of a small kiln. Glass painting is often incorporated in my leaded and fused work, I consider that this is what makes my work unique. I draw inspiration from the Welsh mountains and the natural work in which I live. I can often be found in the hills painting or taking photographs to create the atmosphere that influences my work.

Autumnal Estuary , Susan Thorne

Llyn Y Fan Fawr, fused and leaded panel. , Sue Thorne

Small painted piece, a wren on brambles , Sue Thorne

Geology Series. Silurian rock in the Forest Fawr Brecon Beacons , Sue Thorne

Carreg Duon with Carmarthen Fan behind , Sue Thorne

French doors depicting wildlife in the clients garden. , Sue Thorne

Carn Melyn, Preseli Mountains Fused Glass , Sue Thorne

Detail of paint work in the French Door , Sue Thorne

Pen y Fan from Ponsticill , Sue Thorne