Giddy Glass is new and experimenting with it’s world since February 2016. My passion for glass stretches back further though – as far as I can remember.
I am now based in Banbury, Oxfordshire, but started my hands on adventure whilst living in Cambridge making lampwork beads. I attended stained glass evening classes where I was introduced to the possibilities of staining, fusing and slumping glass. That’s when it took off – the saving up for equipment and materials, the much scavenging of materials where ever I came across them. I was having fun!
Since moving back to Banbury I now have a studio to work in. It is not finished yet but very nearly there – so much so that the cat has moved in pretty much full time!
Called Giddy Glass because of my love and fascination for many years with glass – coloured or clear. For me being in place a displaying glass (either worked or unworked) is like being a child in a sweet shop. It makes me Giddy!
I work with both cold glass – such as leading, and hot glass – such as making beads, molding, slumping and fusing. Also I am experimenting with recycled glass in both cold and hot work!
I work from home making smaller pieces but with the new larger kiln, this is expanding – there is so much to learn! I am keen to make commissioned pieces as these provide a challenge. Please see my Gallery and see if anything peaks your imagination! (Gallery being worked on…)
I have been making some pieces which are available to buy on Etsy – by clicking on the MY SHOP tab at the top you can go to the shop for a browse.
There will be photos of my work, ideas and experiments and some stories behind how they come to be.