Hello! My name is Sarah and I’m a self employed glass artist from
Leek in Staffordshire.
I’ve been running my business for over fourteen years and I work from
my studio, which is based in my garden at home accompanied
by my dog called Boo.
I graduated in 2000 from the University of Wolverhampton with a
2:1 BA (Hons) in 3D Glass Design. It feels (and is) a very long time ago!
We learned many different glass techniques from stained glass,
casting and glass blowing, but it was kiln forming that I fell in love
with and that’s what I use now in my practice.
I love everything about glass: the huge array of colours and patterns,
the feel of glass and the way light can completely change a piece.
It can be quite an unpredictable material but it keeps you on your toes!
Sometimes the pieces that don’t come out of the kiln exactly as you
planned can spark an idea for something else.
I primarily use Bullseye glass and just love the endless possibilities,
colour combinations and flexibility.
My studio consists of materials such as sheet glass, rods, frits
and metals which are fused together using kiln formed
All of my work is cut, decorated and finished by hand.
A natural theme runs through my work and my range mainly
consists of suncatchers that are perfect for windows, walls and
even the garden...Birds, Bees, Bunnies and much more besides!
I want my work to bring joy, a burst of colour and to make you smile!
I absolutely love being able to create something unique that you can
treasure in your home and garden for many years to come.
I am a regular trader at the Sunday Supplement in Leek, Staffordshire
(first Sunday of every month) and also the Treacle Market in
Macclesfield, Cheshire (last Sunday of every month).
Please go to the 'Events' tab and keep updated.
If you want to find out more about my practice (and a sneaky look into my studio), then take a gander at the lovely 'Meet the Maker' interview I did with Folksy!