glass, fused glass, painted glass
Fused glass, I’m making jewellery, pictures, vessels but often something else entirely. I’m exploring, learning, surprised & delighted with glass.
I studied at Ravensbourne Art College, then 3D Design at Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University) where I first blew glass. A lifetime of creativity later, I find I’m again working with glass. As with all artists my best work is the result of a hard negotiation between my concept and the resistance of the material. A bonus is that sparky moment of unanticipated fit between the countless parts I create.
Glass is an endlessly versatile medium that I take joy and delight in. I buy sheets of flat glass, cut shapes, assemble and fire to fuse. I work with fused glass and silver to make jewellery. I fuse glass and add detail with traditional stained glass painting techiques to make pictures. I cut glass and wrap the edges with copper and solder to make window decorations.
A member of the Contemporary Glass Society, I also take commissions. Please get in touch if you are interested.
My glass work is stocked at:
Haddenham Gallery Shop at the Haddenham Arts Centre in Haddenham Nr Ely Cambridgeshire
Museum Shop at the Museum of Cambridge Castle Hill Cambridge CB3 0AQ
For recent work see Instagram: maureen.charles.52
Etsy Shop : https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MPJArtGlass
Also online at Haddenham Arts Centre shop : www.haddenhamartscentre.org.uk
and in the jewellery section of the online shop at www.ruralmagpie.co.uk
In 2021 I will be:
10 & 11 July and 17 & 18 July – from 11.00am to 6.00pmCOS Open Studios at the Pitt Building, Trumpington Street – 2nd and 3rd weekends
24 & 25 July 10.00am – 4.00pm COS Open Studios at Haddenham Arts Centre, Haddenham, Nr Ely CB6 3XA – 4th weekend
13/14 November – 10.00am to 4.00pm Rural Magpie Jewellery Fair at Great Chesterton Community Centre, Newmarket Rd, Great Chesterford CB10 1NS
20 November – 10.00am to 4.00pm Rural Magpie Jewellery Fair at Foakes Hall, Stortford, Great Dunmow, CM6 1DG