Maureen Charles

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 :

Also online at Haddenham Arts Centre shop :

and in the jewellery section of the online shop at


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






Maureen Charles

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