Region:South West England

Technique:Casting, Kiln work, Leaded and stained

Occupation:Artist, Educator

Discipline:Architectural, Decorative, Design

Areas of Interest:Education, Exhibition, Networking

Product:Architectural, Commission, Design/ Functional/ interiors, Fine Art, Installations, Jewellery, Lighting, Public art, Sculptural, Sculpture, Wall pieces, Windows

Country:United Kingdom


Vanessa cutler

My practice incorporates digital technologies alongside the traditions practices of working with glass. I trained initially in stained glass before going on an educational journey that saw me completing a PhD (first in field) that explored the creative application of abrasive water-jet technology for creative practice (2006). In 2012 I authored a book "New Technologies in Glass" published by Bloomsbury. Since 2000 that time and have had my own practice exhibiting work at various venues around the world. initially my studio was undertaking stained glass work from commissions to restoration. Since 2006 I have been producing more sculptural and decorative artworks for exhibitions and collections whilst working in Higher Education reaching the position of Professor in Design. In September 2022 took voluntary redundancy and now have more time to work in my studio based at the bottom of garden. My work and research interests are about exploring the potential of industrial technology and how by collaborating with industry we can develop strong links and enable the work to be more sustainable. Cross-disciplinary collaboration brings insight, new approaches and enables the work to continue to push boundaries in terms of process and manipulation of materials. My work explores the parameters of self, machine and material; I'm always looking for a challenge and new ways of working whether it be 3 or 5axis water-jet cutting or digital printing. Available for commission

TG Transitions in Kiln-formed Glass –Touring various USA sites until late 2023
Its all in the Technique –National Glass Centre, Sunderland
European Glass Prize 2022- Coburg, Germany
Solo inaugural artist exhibition “Journeys and Horizons” Stourbridge Glass Museum
British Glass Biennale
Collaborations, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, co-curator and exhibitor
40years National Glass Centre Sunderland
American Glass Society Conference
Toyama Glass Prize –Japan
Heijen Glass Competition, China

Mechanics , Simon Bruntnell

Chaos , Simon Bruntnell

Zipped , Simon Bruntnell

Horizons , Simon Bruntnell

Buoys , Simon Bruntnell

Gender , Simon Bruntnell

Summer Season , Simon Bruntnell

P2 , David Williams

Mechanics-Dusk and Sky , Simon Bruntnell